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Namibia


royal tern

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Royal terns (Sterna maxima) inhabit shallow coastal waters and sheltered bays, usually with other terns notably the Caspian, swift, sandwich and Damara terns.

Distribution: Walvis Bay and the Kunene River estuary.

Diet: Hunts singly or in small groups for offal from fishing boats or plunge-diving for small fish.

Description: Distinctive full black cap, rich orange bill, dark eyes and black feet and legs. Maxima is Latin for large.

Breeding: Females lay between 1 and 4 eggs. Breeds wOrange Riverdwide.

Size: 47cm. Weight: 400g. Wingspan: 130cm.

Amjicaja Guest House

5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon

Courtyard Hotel - Walvis Bay

A business hotel close to the town center

Egumbo Lodge

This colonial style lodge on the Walvis Bay Lagoon is the ideal place from which to explore the central Namibian coast

Lagoon Lodge

A bright & cozy lodge overlooking the lagoon and close to all of the cities amenities

Oyster Box Guest House

A small, upmarket, owner managed guest house offering excellent views over the Walvis Bay lagoon

Pelican Bay Hotel

Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant

Pelican Point Lodge

Adjacent to a light house on a remote peninsula near the town of Walvis Bay. Pelican Point Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil, remote & unspoiled environment

Spindrift Guest House

A friendly & relaxing eight roomed guest house

Sossusvlei Hotels