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hottentot teal

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.

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