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steppe buzzard

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Steppe buzzards (Buteo vulpinus) inhabit open areas such as savannah, grassland and woodland. Observed singly, they perch prominently on fence-posts, leafless trees and telegraph poles.

Distribution: Widespread in central and northern Namibia, with populations patchy. Range includes Etosha National Park, Caprivi, Windhoek and Kalahari Desert.

Diet: Eats mainly insects such as grasshoppers, beetles, caterpillars and termites. Also takes rodents such as the striped mouse, reptiles and small birds such as weavers.

Description: Vulpinus is Latin for 'fox-like' which really means tawny coloured. Often confused with the slightly smaller and more slender forest buzzard.

Breeding: Palearctic breeding migrant to Namibia.

Size: 50cm. Weight: 800g. Wingspan: 1.2m.

Dune Hopper

3 or 4 Days - The dune hopper concept offers scheduled flights from Windhoek or Swakopmund - with overnight stays of varying lengths at several lodges in the NamibRand Private Reserve and around Sossusvlei

Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari

4 Days - A not to be missed fly-in Safari to one of the most remote areas on earth. This is an exceptional safari with highly qualified and knowledgeable guides & can safely be described as one of the best safari experiences in Namibia.

Skeleton Coast & Sossusvlei

4 Days - The same as the Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari (above) but with the addition of a a visit to Sossusvlei

Skeleton Coast & Etosha Fly-In

5 Days - The fourth and final Skeleton Coast Safari gives the opportunity for game viewing in Etosha

Skeleton Coast & Luderitz Fly-In Safari

6 Days - The third is the series of Skeleton Coast Safaris this time with the addition of the small harbour town of Luderitz

Namibia Flying Safari

7 Days - A typical flight around Namibia, this is highly customisable and the itinerary, lodges & even the number of days can be amended to suit your individual requirements

Sossusvlei Hotels