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namaqua dove

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Namaqua doves (Oena capensis) can be found in almost every habitat including dry woodlands, arid and semi-arid shrublands, riverine woodlands in desert regions, farmyards and gardens. They are usually alone or in pairs, congregating at water holes to drink either side of mid-day.

Distribution: Common throughout Namibia less for most of the southern Namib Desert.

Diet: Eats only tiny seeds of grasses, sedges and weeds. Pecks food from open ground, along gravel roads or on the edge of tarred roads.

Description: A small dove with a long, graduated, pointed tail. Oena is the Greek word for 'a wild pigeon'.

Breeding: Females lay 1 or 2 eggs in a saucer shaped nest made from twigs and rootlets.

Size: 25cm. 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

Wolwedans Private Camp

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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