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namaqua sandgrouse

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Namaqua sandgrouse (Pterocles namaqua) were as the name suggests, first discovered in the region of Namaqualand. Typical habitats include shrubland with or without grass, areas of sandy savannah with thick vegetation and gravel desert and sandy semi-desert.

Distribution: Common throughout Namibia less for true southern Namib Desert. Found in Etosha, Skeleton Coast, Orange River, Fish River Canyon and Caprivi.

Diet: Small hard seeds and at times fresh leaves, flowers and small fruits.

Description: Medium-sized sandgrouse with vertically streaked dark brown and buff head and upper breast.

Breeding: Usually 2 or 3 eggs are laid in an open scape in the ground, filled with grit and plant matter to assist in the incubation period of 21 days.

Size: 28cm. Weight: 185g.

Taste of Namibia

6 Days - For those with tight time constraints this safari visits the two major destinations: Sossusvlei & Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek

Elephant & Rhino Tracking

4 days - An expertly guided safari through Damaraland in search of desert adapted elephant & rhino. Excellent choice for anyone wanting to add a specialist activity to their time in Namibia

Etosha Safari

3 Days - Short excursion to Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek

Mundulea Hiking Trip

3 or 4 Days - wonderful guided hiking trip - a never to be forgotten experience.

Tok Tokkie Walking Safari

3 Days - A well guided & informative walking trip in the Namib Desert.

Culture, Tradition and Wildlife Tour

3 Days - Cultural safari in the eastern Kalahari region. Visit the San / Bushman and Batswana people. Also included is a trip to a game farm where sightings of rhino and elephant are possible

Sossusvlei Camping Tour

3 Days - Budget safari option to the dunes at Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei Safari

3 Days - Visit the sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Runs from Windhoek - Windhoek

Namibia Tours