Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Numbers of the brown snake-eagle (Circaetus cinereus) peak in summer in northern Namibia, possibly due to the seasonal movement to Zimbabwe. They are usually solitary birds, often seen perching on the top of a tall tree in pairs, close together. Brown snake-eagles inhabit a wide range of woodlands including mopane and Kalahari thornveld.
Diet: Eats mainly snakes such as mambas, cobras, boomslang, although not immune to venom. Also takes monitor lizards, chameleons, rats and game birds. Kills prey by dropping onto their backs to smash their spine with a set of small, powerful feet before crushing the head of the snake, swallowing it head first. Can be fought off by larger snakes such as mole snake or African rock python.
Description: Cinerus is Latin for ash grey, a reference to their overall brown head, body and feather colour.
Breeding: A small platform is built using 'pencil-thin' sticks, lined with leaves. Only 1 egg is laid between October and November with an incubation period of around 50 days.
Size: 75cm. Weight: 2kg. Wingspan: 1.75m.
Situated north-east of Grootfontein this serves as an gateway between the Caprivi and central Namibia
Around 80km north of Grootfontein this lodge acts as a gateway to Namibia's north east (the Kavango & Zambezi Region)
A satellite camp to Fiume Lodge, the Bush Camp requires a minimum two night stay and is the base for top quality guided excursions to visit a local Bushman / San community
Ten kilometers outside of Otavi this lodge offers a relaxing environment and is ideal for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and birders
Initially a Christian mission station this property was converted into a lodge in 1999. The Ghaub caves nearby are well worth a visit
Horse riding, game and beautiful surroundings are just some of the reasons to stay at this lodge
A convenient stop close to Otavi
Large resort offering a restaurant, bar and olympic sized pool in Tsumeb
Situated near the center of Tsumeb this is a popular hotel.
A courtyard atmosphere, traditional garden and German cuisine can be found at this Tsumeb hotel.
Close encounters of the wild side - experience the Namibian veld on foot with Bruno, an enigmatic & knowledgeable guide
10 peaceful chalets provide accommodation at this lodge just north of Otavi
a campsite in a rural setting 80km north of Grootfontein on the main road towards Rundu & the Zambezi Region
Basic accommodation just a few kilometers from the town of Grootfontein
An eclectic lodge, allows for visits to a San community as well as offering reasonably priced overnight accommodation
Situated 20km west of Tsumeb
Between Otavi and Tsumeb.