Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Dwarf bitterns (Ixobrychus sturmi) are named after the naturalist and bird artist Johan Sturm (1805-1862). They inhabit seasonally inundated floodplains with intermittent trees and bushes, flooded grassland and ephemeral pans.
Distribution Widespread but scattered populations can be found in central and northerns ranges of the Namibia including Kunene River Mouth, Epupa Falls, Rundu, Caprivi, Etosha National Park and Kaudom Game Park.
Diet: Searches for food in the twilight of shallow water bodies for small frogs, water-bugs, fish, crabs, aquatic insects, crustaceans and spiders.
Description: Slender and smaller than the little bittern, but heavier.
Breeding: From 2 to 5 eggs are laid in January, February or March in a flimsy saucer-shaped nest, made in a tree.
Size: 25cm. Weight: 140g.
A blend of African excitement & luxury are the order of the day at this luxury lodge
Small mid-price lodge close to the park gate - situated of the private Fischer's pan reserve
Large lodge situated at the Namutoni entrance gate to Etosha. Excellent facilities but expect to share these with large group tours
The latest edition to the Mushara Collection offers mid-range tented accommodation
Good accommodation at a reasonable price, close to the park entrance
Small intimate tented camp built on raised platforms, good for privacy and a 'luxury outdoor' feel
Inside the park borders, built around Fort Namutoni. Recently upgraded to appeal to more 'up-market' visitors
Newly renovated, good mid market option for self-drive tourists
A tented camp just outside Etosha
Luxury lodge built around a fort on Fischer's Pan. Easy access to the park
Small exclusive camp, built on raised platforms - a popular option with those seeking an exclusive new perspective
The first new accommodation to be built inside the Etosha National Park in over 30 years. The camp sits on a wooden deck on an isolated peninsula overlooking the pan
Very exclusive private suites, all mod-cons and luxuries