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Karoo long-billed lark

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Of the 4 subspecies of Karoo long-billed lark (Certhilauda subcoronata), 2 can be observed in Namibia. Their main habitat range is semi-arid dwarf shrubland and rocky ridges and stony plains with grassy shrubland.spitzkoppe

Distribution: From central Namibia south throughout succulent Karoo to the Orange River. Fairly common around the Erongo Mountains, Spitzkoppe, Windhoek and the Namib Rand Nature Reserve.

Diet: Searches at the base of plants, turning over stones for grasshoppers, ants, beetles, termites and spiders. Also takes seeds of shrubs and some fruits.

Description: Subcoronata refers to the pale supercilium, which is above the eye and below the crown.

Breeding: Females lay 2 or 3 eggs from January to April in a tidy twig and root cup.

Size: 20cm. Weight: 40g.

Boulders Camp Wolwedans

This small luxury camp is the latest addition to the Wolwedans Lodge collection. It is situated around 45km south of the other lodges and therefore offers an insight into a different aspect of the NamibRand Nature Reserve

Greenfire Desert Lodge

A small intimate lodge in an amazing part of the Namib Desert. While the lodge can be used as a base from which to visit the dunes at Sossusvlei, the tranquil and beautiful environment make it a destination in it's own right

Wolwedans Dunes Camp

Dunes Camp is the simplest of the establishments on the Namib Rand reserve. Accommodation comes in the form of dome tents each with own bathroom.

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Wooden units built on platforms overlooking the NamibRand Reserve. As with all the Wolwedans properties expect some of the best views in Namibia, great food and excellent service

Wolwedans Mountain View Suite

An upmarket extension to the Dunes Lodge

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Ever fancied your own house surrounded by nothing but the Namib Desert? This luxurious property gives you just that, and way more

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