Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Eastern saw-wings (Psalidoprocne orientalis), or the Eastern saw-wing swallow, often occur close to water at the edges and clearings of woodland and forest. They regularly perch on trees, usually in pairs or small groups, roosting at the base of small branches in tall trees.
Distribution: A rare visitor to the eastern Caprivi Strip.
Diet: Forages mostly at dawn and dusk, hunting for small, aerial insects.
Description: Small, sooty black body, white underwing coverts, deeply forked tails and pointed wings. Black bills, brown eyes and black feet and toes. Outer edge of the outer primary feathers saw-edged in shape, hence the name, taken from the Greek psalis which means 'a pair of shears'.
Breeding: Usually 2 eggs are laid in a self-excavated tunnel and incubated for around 18 days.
Size: 15cm. Weight: 11g.
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