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Double-banded sandgrouse

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Double-banded sandgrouse (Pterocles bicinctus) prefer mopane woodland as well as inhabiting Acacia and other woodland savannah. They are common along roadside edges, found in pairs or small groups in the shade of rocks and plants during the day.

Distribution: Etosha, Epupa Falls, Caprivi and other central, northern and some southern Namibian regions.

Diet: Feeds mainly on seeds including red pea as well as weeds.

Description: Bicinctus refers to the Latin for 'double girdled' or the double breast bands of white above black.

Breeding: Solitary nesters that lay 2 or 3 eggs in a shallow scrape in sand, gravel or soil between July and September, incubated for 24 days.

Size: 25cm. Weight: 230g.

Dune Hopper

3 or 4 Days - The dune hopper concept offers scheduled flights from Windhoek or Swakopmund - with overnight stays of varying lengths at several lodges in the NamibRand Private Reserve and around Sossusvlei

Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari

4 Days - A not to be missed fly-in Safari to one of the most remote areas on earth. This is an exceptional safari with highly qualified and knowledgeable guides & can safely be described as one of the best safari experiences in Namibia.

Skeleton Coast & Sossusvlei

4 Days - The same as the Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari (above) but with the addition of a a visit to Sossusvlei

Skeleton Coast & Etosha Fly-In

5 Days - The fourth and final Skeleton Coast Safari gives the opportunity for game viewing in Etosha

Skeleton Coast & Luderitz Fly-In Safari

6 Days - The third is the series of Skeleton Coast Safaris this time with the addition of the small harbour town of Luderitz

Namibia Flying Safari

7 Days - A typical flight around Namibia, this is highly customisable and the itinerary, lodges & even the number of days can be amended to suit your individual requirements

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