Birds of Namibia
Introduction: The survival of the Cape gannet (Morus capensis) is linked to the collapse of the Namibian sardine stock in the last 50 years. They range widely over the continental shelf and breed on flat, sloping ground which they use as runways to become airborne. Their group range extends from single sightings up to flocks of thousands.
Description Long wings and body with elongated black wedge-shaped tail. Creamy white plumage with black primaries, secondaries and primary coverts.
Breeding: Cape gannets breed on both Ichaboe and Possession Islands. Non-breeding birds are dispersed along the coast of Namibia as far south as Roastbeef Island. Females lay only 1 egg, rarely 2 between September to December on a cup-shaped depression built on a slope, filled with guano or nearby plants. Eggs are incubated for up to 44 days if they can survive heavy rainfall.
Size: 90cm. Weight: 2.6kg. Wingspan: 1.85m.
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