northern black korhaan
Birds of Namibia
Introduction: The northern black korhaan (Afrotis afraoides) are fairly common and widespread in Namibia, found in a number of habitats including Kalahari sandveld, dry grassland, grassy dunes and open savannah. Solitary creatures, they are noted for preening, sunning and head-scratching behaviour.
Diet: Pecks close to the ground as it walks, often breaking into a run to catch flying insects. Eats beetles, grasshoppers, ants and worms, small reptiles, vegetation and butterflies.
Description: Small bustards with black bellies and distinctive aerial displays combined with a loud, harsh call. Afrotis is Latin for 'African bustard.'
Breeding: Eggs are laid directly onto the ground, year-round. 1 to 3 eggs incubate after a period of 22 days, although they are the target for a number of snakes.
Size: 50cm. Weight: 760g.
The Arnhem Caves are the largest in Namibia, this simple rest camp allows guests to explore these caves
Built from locally made red Kalahari clay bricks this is a wonderful lodge. Expect good food, stunning Kalahari sunsets and a warm welcome
An ideal stop over in the Kalahari en-route between Botswana and central Namibia
Hans and Claudia run an excellent guest farm - activities include game drives, learning about (and eating) local sheep, the art centre and carpet weaving. We think this is one of the best guest farms in Namibia
Offers a variety of accommodation styles from guest houses to a tented camp.