Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Swamp nightjars (Caprimulgus natalensis) can adapt to moist or dry grasslands that are next to swamps, lagoons, vleis, rivers and other notable water bodies, hence the name. Floodplains and grasslands associated with lala palms are another favoured habitat area. They roost on the ground under cover and are active at dawn and dusk, particularly at night. Sitting on roads and perched from posts and bare shrubs is a feature of swamp nightjars.
Diet: Butterflies and beetles and flying insects.
Description: Typical nightjars with little or no distinctive characteristics.
Breeding: Females lay 2 eggs with chicks cared for by both adults. Eggs are laid on bare sand or clay, flattened grass or in fairly short, dense grassland.
Size: 23cm. Weight: 65g.
3 Days - A short visit to the sand dunes at Sossusvlei
3 Days - Get away to Swakopmund on the coast - includes sandboarding on the Namib Dunes as well as a dolphin cruise
4 Days - A game viewing trip to the famous Etosha National Park
8 Days - Combines a visit to Etosha National Park, with some time at Swakopmund and then the dunes at Sossusvlei
9 Days - Southern Namibia: Fish River, Luderitz, Sossusvlei with some self catering accommodation.
10 Days - The classic northern and central Namibia trip. Includes Waterberg Plateau, Etosha National Park, rock art in Damaraland, Cape Cross & Swakopmund and ends with two night near the dunes at Sossusvlei.
10 Days - A combination of Namibia & Botswana. Highlights include game viewing in the Etosha Park & a trip in a traditional dug out canoe in the Okavango Delta Panhandle.
14 Days - Two weeks worth of travel allow you to visit everything that is included in the Camelthorn Self Drive and add the vast expanses of southern Namibia. Additional stops include Luderitz, the Fish River Canyon and a night in the Kalahari Desert
20 Days - This includes Waterberg, Etosha, a visit to the densely populated Owamboland region on the Angolan border, Kaokoland and the nomadic Himba People, rock art and desert elephants in Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Luderitz, the Fish River and Kalahari.
20 Days - A circular route that includes Sossusvlei, the highlights of Northern Namibia, the Zambezi region and Chobe, Vic Falls and the Okavango Delta in Botswana