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Birds of Namibia

There is just the one family in the Order Psittaciformes, Family Psittacidae which are parrots and lovebirds.


Parrots and lovebirds and small to large birds with short necks, short, strongly hooked bills with mostly bright green plumages. They have short legs and their tails vary from small to long. Parrots and lovebirds are agile tree climbers, hanging on to branches using their feet and bills. A feature of their voice is the ability to mimic. Their diet is mainly vegetarian although some insects are taken before and during breeding. Nest are in either holes in trees or in rock crevices, other birds' nests or termite mounds. Females lay between 1 and 10 eggs, incubated by both sexes.

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