Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Common moorhens (Gallinula chloropus) can be found in almost any habitat with water, including marshes, ponds, pans, swamps streams, canals, dams, lakes, flooded grassland. They can often be observed in pairs or small family groups, swimming in open water.
Diet: Water plants, berries, spiders, worms, tadpoles and commercial poultry. Also eats flowers, seeds or cereal crops, small fish and birds' eggs.
Description: Medium-sized, long-winged birds with a dark brown or blackish plumage, short bills and brightly coloured feet and legs. Chloropus is Latin for green foot.
Breeding: Nests are a shallow bowl made from plant stems, well-concealed in reeds or bulrushes. Females lay between 4 and 9 eggs.
Size: 35cm. Weight: 345g.
3 Days - A self drive trip to the dunes at Sossusvlei
3 Days - Two nights in the coastal town of Swakopmund, this is the ideal get-away for those living or working in Windhoek. Includes a catamaran cruise on the Walvis Lagoon
4 Days - Elephants, rhino, zebra & giraffe are just some of the animals you can expect to see while you are in Etosha
8 Days - Etosha, Swakopmund & the dunes at Sossusvlei are the highlights of this trip
8 Days - Etosha, Erongo Mountains and Sossusvlei
10 Days - Waterberg, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei
10 Days - Botswana & Namibia combination self drive - includes Etosha Park and a mokoro trip in the Okavango Delta
12 Days - Okonjima Bush Camp, Etosha, Damaraland, Erongo Mountains, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei
14 Days - Okonjima, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Klein Aus & Kalahari Desert
20 Days - Visits all the best Namibia has to offer including Okonjima, Etosha, Damaraland, elephant tracking, the Erongo Mountains, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Klein Aus Vista, Fish River Canyon & Kalahari Deserts
21 Days - Visits the highlights of Central and Northern Namibia, the Zambezi region (formerly Caprivi), Vic Falls & the Okavango Delta in Botswana
24 Days - As you would expect from our longest self drive safari, it visits most of Namibia including Owamboland & Kaokoland - two areas which seldom appear on trips through the country