Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Chinspot batises (Batis molitor) prefer savannah woodland dominated by Acacia trees as well as broad-leaved woodland with miombo and mopane trees. Although they are usually observed singly or in pairs, groups of over 12 are common in the months preceding the breeding season.
Diet: Forage around leafy trees inside open tree-canopies for flies and beetles, small wasps and grasshoppers and froghoppers.
Description: Small, flycatcher-like bird with a short bill, long and slender tarsi with a mainly black, white and grey plumage. Batis is an unidentified worm-eating bird mentioned by Aristotle.
Breeding: A well-built cup made from fine grass stems and bark and bound with spider web is constructed from September to February. 1 to 4 eggs are incubated over a period of 18 days.
Size: 12cm. Weight: 12g.
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.