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sooty falcon

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Sooty falcons (Falco eleonorae) perch and forage in groups of up to 10. They have been recorded in a dry, savannah type habitat.

Distribution: A few isolated recordings in Etosha National Park and other central and northern Namibia locations from mid November to mid April.

Diet: Hunts from high or from the perch for bats and small birds

Description: Predominately uniform pale to dark slate grey above and below. Their long wings reach wedge-shaped tail tip when resting.

Breeding: Extralimital.

Size: 35cm. Weight: 210g.

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

Sossusvlei Hotels