Birds of Namibia
Introduction: The Goliath heron (Ardea goliath) holds the enviable mantle of being the worldsds largest heron. They inhabit rivers, estuaries, lakes, reefs and marshes, foraging in shallow waters of these water bodies. Like black-headed herons they are usually observed singly.
Diet: Eats and swallows fish, eels, crustaceans, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals and on occasions bird. Around 25% of all fish captured are lost before being swallowed.
Description Rich chestnut-orange head and neck, bushy crest and crown. Upper parts and wings uniform slate grey.
Breeding: Females lay 2 to 5 eggs in a stick and reed nest in a tree or in the ground, between August and September and incubated for up to 30 days.
Size: 150cm. Weight: 4.4kg.
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
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.
4 Days - The same as the Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari (above) but with the addition of a a visit to Sossusvlei
5 Days - The fourth and final Skeleton Coast Safari gives the opportunity for game viewing in Etosha
6 Days - The third is the series of Skeleton Coast Safaris this time with the addition of the small harbour town of Luderitz
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