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Struthiformes

Birds of Namibia

Ostriches belong to the Family Struthionidae the only family of its kind in Africa. They are the largest living birds and although flightless can move quickly across the ground. Characteristic features include long legs, near naked thighs and a foot with 2 toes; the inner toe has a long nail used in defence and fighting. Eyes are exceptionally large with appropriately-sized eyelashes. The beak is short and has a rounded tip on a feathery head and neck. Their diet consists of mainly ground plant matter or low lying vegetation. Eggs are laid in a nest, scraped in sandy soil.

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

Waterberg Hike

4 Days - Guided hike on the Waterberg Plateau

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)

Dune Star Camp

Several rustic log cabins in the Namib Desert which can only be reached via a short and informative guided hike

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