Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Hottentot teals (Anas hottentota) are found in a permanent and semi-permanent shallow, freshwater wetlands, fringed with bulrushes, reeds, sedges and other tall vegetation and floating plants. Another habitat is sewage ponds.
Distribution: Linyati Swamps/Chobe River region. Lake Liambeze in the Caprivi, Kwando River, Tsumkwe, Etosha National Park and northern Namib Desert coastal areas. They are a wet season visitor to the Okavango Delta.
Diet: Pondweed, aquatic insects and small frogs.
Description: The smallest duck in Namibia! Different plumages for male and female. A blue-grey bill and feet.
Breeding: Females build a nest of a deep bowl lined with leaves and other plant material from the surrounding vegetation. Between 5 and 12 eggs are laid in winter and spring on the Skeleton Coast. Pairs do not stay together after the incubation period of 25 to 27 days.
Size: 33 to 36cm. Weight: 250g.
6 Days - A horse riding trail along the famous Fish River Canyon
6 Days - Riding through the beautiful environment of the Namib Desert around Aus. Includes a visiting the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert
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 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.
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.
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
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
Riding lessons, short out-rides and longer trails are all on offer here