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goliath heron

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.

Distribution Kunene River Mouth, Epupa Falls, Caprivi, Chobe/ Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta, Hardap Dam, Orange River and Etosha National Park.

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.

Dune Hopper

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

Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari

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.

Skeleton Coast & Sossusvlei

4 Days - The same as the Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari (above) but with the addition of a a visit to Sossusvlei

Skeleton Coast & Etosha Fly-In

5 Days - The fourth and final Skeleton Coast Safari gives the opportunity for game viewing in Etosha

Skeleton Coast & Luderitz Fly-In Safari

6 Days - The third is the series of Skeleton Coast Safaris this time with the addition of the small harbour town of Luderitz

Namibia Flying Safari

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

Self Catering Namibia