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Fiery-necked nightjar

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Fiery-necked nightjars (Caprimulgus pectoralis) inhabit healthy woodlands and gardens and plantations, environments that provide dense leaf litter for nesting and roosting requirements. They are active at dawn, dusk and on moonlit nights, roosting under bush or thicket.

Distribution: Absent from most of the drier regions of the country but can be observed in Etosha.

Diet: Insects, spiders and seeds. Drinks in flight by dipping their bill into water in flight.

Description: Pectoralis is Greek for 'of the breast'.

Breeding: Females lay 1 or 2 eggs in a depression in the ground, under shade, usually in dense woodlands. Incubation periods are around 19 days. Eggs and chicks often fall to grass fires or are trampled on by livestock and preyed upon by mongooses, baboons and snakes.

Size: 24cm. Weight: 52g.

Fish River Horse Riding

6 Days - A horse riding trail along the famous Fish River Canyon

Desert Horse Ride

6 Days - Riding through the beautiful environment of the Namib Desert around Aus. Includes a visiting the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert

Horse Riding | Windhoek

A wide variety of horse riding options including: Champagne Breakfast Rides, Sundowner Rides, Rides by the hour & even multiple day outings

Lodges offering riding

Bullsport Guest Farm - Naukluft Riding Experience

Bullsport is one of the premier lodges for both hiking and riding in Namibia. Both take place in the rugged, and scenic Naukluft Mountains. A variety of rides, from a few hours to several days, and expert supervision means the rides here are suitable for everyone from novice to experienced riders.

Desert Homestead Horse Trails

 Offers a wide range of guided riding within the Naukluft Mountains. With sunrise or sunset rides of one to two hours, or horse-trails for up to five nights, it is suitable for all experience levels.

Etusis Lodge - riding courses

Offers horse riding courses for beginners or experienced riders who want to brush up on their skills as well as day rides on the property

Immanuel Wilderness Lodge

A two hour guided horse back safari leads along a dry river with the opportunity to view game species sheltering or feeding in the bush

Kambaku Safari Lodge

Riding lessons, short out-rides and longer trails are all on offer here

Namibia Tours