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Birds of Namibia

There is just the 1 family of the Order Musophagiformes found in Namibia, Family Musophagidae which are Turacos.


Turacos are medium to large-sized tree-living birds with bright colourful plumages, mostly purple, green or grey with many species supporting red in the wings. Their legs are rather long and the feet are strong. Tails are generally long. A feature of this species is their loud, far-carrying barking voices. They eat fruit, leaves, flowers and buds and on occasions invertebrates. Females lay between 2 and 3 white eggs and chicks leave the nest before they are able to fly, clambering to safety in nearby branches. There are 2 species of this family found in Namibia. They are:

Fish River Lodge Hikes

5, 3 or 2 Days - hiking trails in the Fish River Canyon. Hikers carry a day pack and additional luggage is transported to the overnight stops

Mundulea Walking Trails

3 or 4 Days - Absolutely brilliant! One of the best experiences in Namibia

Tok Tokkie Hiking Trail

3 Days - Excellent guided walking trail on the NamibRand private reserve (near Sossusvlei)

Namib Mountain Trail

A day hike between two lodges on the very edge of the Namib Desert

Rostock Ritz Hiking

The Rostock Ritz Lodge north of Sossusvlei (en-route to Swakopmund) has a variety of guided and un-guided hikes ranging in duration from an hour to an entire day

Tsondab Valley Scenic Reserve Hiking

A lodge on the edge of the Namib Desert which offers exceptional hiking & walking

Namibia Safaris