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cape turtle dove

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Cape turtle doves (Streptopelia capicola) can be found in any woodland, farmlands, parks, gardens and any closed or open savannah. Large flocks can be seen at desert waterholes. Eaten by crocs, pythons, wild cats, Black-backed jackals, genets and a selection of storks, eagles and owls.

Distribution: Common throughout Namibia less for southern Namib Desert.

Diet: Eats dry seeds of grasses, maize, sorghum, oats.

Description: Often confused with larger red-eyed doves and African mourning dove.

Breeding: 1 or 2 eggs are laid in a thin twig affair lined with grass and rootlets. Incubation periods are around 14 days.

Size: 27cm. Weight: 150g.

Taste of Namibia

6 Days - For those with tight time constraints this safari visits the two major destinations: Sossusvlei & Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek

Elephant & Rhino Tracking

4 days - An expertly guided safari through Damaraland in search of desert adapted elephant & rhino. Excellent choice for anyone wanting to add a specialist activity to their time in Namibia

Etosha Safari

3 Days - Short excursion to Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek

Mundulea Hiking Trip

3 or 4 Days - wonderful guided hiking trip - a never to be forgotten experience.

Tok Tokkie Walking Safari

3 Days - A well guided & informative walking trip in the Namib Desert.

Culture, Tradition and Wildlife Tour

3 Days - Cultural safari in the eastern Kalahari region. Visit the San / Bushman and Batswana people. Also included is a trip to a game farm where sightings of rhino and elephant are possible

Sossusvlei Camping Tour

3 Days - Budget safari option to the dunes at Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei Safari

3 Days - Visit the sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Runs from Windhoek - Windhoek

Namibia Tours