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Fawn-coloured lark

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Identifying fawn-coloured larks (Calendulauda africanoides) can be made easier by looking almost exclusively on sandy soils in broad-leaved and fine-leaved savannah woodland and shrubland. They are usually alone or in pairs, walking on bare patches of ground unless disturbed.

Distribution: Etosha National Park, the Kavango Region, Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), Kaudom Park and much of the eastern and south-eastern regions of the Namibian Kalahari Desert.

Diet: Forages at the base of tufts of grass and on the ground. Eats insects such as grasshoppers, spiders and termites. Also takes seeds of grasses.

Description: Brown flight feathers, underparts white and slightly streaked and spotted reddish brown. Upper wing coverts streaked dark brown on red.

Breeding: A grass dome nest is built in a scrape in the ground or at the base of a tuft of grass. Females usually lay 2 or 3 eggs between October and December or March to April. Incubation periods are around 12 days.

Size: 15cm. Weight: 23g.

Africa Safari Lodge

only 25 kilometers west of Mariental this lodge promises an interesting safari experience. With over 19 game species including white rhino on the property, those seeking wildlife in this arid area are unlikely to be disappointed

Anandi Mariental Guesthouse

10 bedroom guest house near the main B1 road in Mariental

Auob Lodge

Large; budget friendly lodge.

Bagatelle Kalahari Lodge

Excellent lodge in the Kalahari Desert, offers accommodation in units made of straw bales or wood. Bagatelle proves to be consistently popular with guests

Bitterwasser Lodge & Flying Center

Interested in gliding? Then this is the lodge for you

Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge

On the private Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve.

Hardap Dam Resort

Recently upgraded, the resort is reasonably close to the main highway and offers an alternative overnight stop for those traveling between South Africa and southern Namibia towards Windhoek and other central areas of the country

Kalahari Anib Lodge

Tends to cater for larger groups, but the low rates make it attractive for those looking to save some money.

Indigo Self Catering

Small self catering establishment in the pretty Kalahari town of Stampriet

Kalahari Farmhouse

A small well run lodge near the scenic village of Stampriet

Kalahari Game Lodge

Close to the Mata Mata border, the lodge is situated on a large well stocked game park. This is an excellent place to view Kalahari black maned lions

Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge

A 12 room lodge situated in a nature reserve and set amongst the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert

Lapa Lange Game Lodge

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Stampriet Historical Guest House

A wonderful owner managed guest house in the village of Stampriet. An eclectic mix of local antiques & warm hospitality enhance your stay

Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp

The meerkat or suricate is a small mammal which inhabits the Kalahari - we do not know why this lodge is named after them. Perhaps if you stay here and find out you can tell us and then we can make this slightly more descriptive

Teufelskrallen Tented Lodge

A tented lodge, built on the small red dunes of the Kalahari Desert.

Zebra Kalahari Lodge

The third lodge on the Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve (along with Suricate & Camethorn Lodges). The Kalahari is absolutely magnificent and really should be a part of any visit to Namibia.

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