Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Common swifts (Apus apus) can be seen frequently over open, semi-arid country, usually following rain when the vegetation is at its best. They are gregarious birds, congregating in flocks from 10's or 20's to 100's and even 1,000's.
Diet: Aerial feeders, eats mainly small insects. Drinks in flight by skimming over the surface of water.
Description: Medium-sized swifts with white throats, and a tail that is forked to square. Apus is the Greek word for 'without feet', referring to their highly reduced feet and legs.
Breeding: Migrant breeders. Nests in cracks in rock faces, on buildings or in other birds' nests.
Size: 17cm. Weight: 40g.
5, 3 or 2 Days - hiking trails in the Fish River Canyon. Hikers carry a day pack and additional luggage is transported to the overnight stops
4 Days - Guided hike on the Waterberg Plateau
3 or 4 Days - Absolutely brilliant! One of the best experiences in Namibia
3 Days - Excellent guided walking trail on the NamibRand private reserve (near Sossusvlei)
Several rustic log cabins in the Namib Desert which can only be reached via a short and informative guided hike
A day hike between two lodges on the very edge of the Namib Desert
The Rostock Ritz Lodge north of Sossusvlei (en-route to Swakopmund) has a variety of guided and un-guided hikes ranging in duration from an hour to an entire day
A lodge on the edge of the Namib Desert which offers exceptional hiking & walking