Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Blue-cheeked bee-eaters (Merops persicus) prefer desert-edged habitats which include breeding in sandy and gravelly type waste grounds. They can also be seen in open lake shores with papyrus and reeds, coastal plains and wooded swamps. These bee-eaters are seldom far from water.
Diet: Bees and wasps, dragonflies, ants, water scorpions, grasshoppers, locusts, moths, butterflies and beetles.
Description: Often confused with the Madagascar bee-eater which has an olive-green body and not blue-green. There is a broad and conspicuous pale blue cheek stripe, the obvious main distinguishing feature, hence the name.
Breeding: This species is a palearctic breeding migrant.
Size: 26cm. T ail streamers project a further 55mm. Weight: 50g.
10 days - Travel in a combination of light aircraft & specially adapted safari vehicles to some of the most remote areas on the planet. This specialized safari gives travellers a unique insight into the desert areas of Namibia
10 days - small groups and knowledgeable guides define this exclusive safari. Accommodation is on several private concession areas and camps and highlights include Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and the Etosha National Park
10 Days - Stay in good quality lodges while vising the highlights of central & northern Namibia, including the dunes at Sossusvlei, Damaraland & the Etosha National Park.
9 days - As the name suggests this mid-market tour visits three of the most popular destinations in Namibia
9 days - Along with visits to Swakopmund & Etosha this safari also spends a night at the wonderful Frans Indongo Lodge near Waterberg
7 Days - Departing from Vic Falls this trip travels through the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) and down to Windhoek.
7 Days - Visits Swakopmund, Damaraland, a Himba Village & the Etosha National Park. From Windhoek - Windhoek
7 Days - manages to visit two of the most popular destinations in Namibia: Etosha & Sossusvlei. Departs and returns to Windhoek.
7 Days - Visits the highlights of the southern section of the country: the Fish River Canyon, Luderitz and the dunes at Sossusvlei. Windhoek - Windhoek
7 Days - The Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon & Sossusvlei in a week. Departs & returns to Windhoek