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Three-banded courser

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Three-banded coursers (Rhinoptilus cinctus) roost under shady trees by day in dry, open mopane woodland habitats. They leave these locations at dusk for feeding grounds.

Distribution: North central Namibia including Etosha National Park and the Caprivi.

Diet: Forages at night for insects caught on the ground.

Description: Cinctus is Latin for 'banded' which refers to 3 bands; 1 black stripe that extends backwards from behind the eyes; the 2nd is the 'V' shaped band on the foreneck with a white band which separates this from the 3rd black band of the upper chest.

Breeding: Nests are usually a deep scrape in the ground sheltered under a bush or tree where 2 eggs are laid and incubated for around 26 days.

Size: 28cm. Weight: 130g.

African Odyssey

23 Days - Visits everything between the Fish River Canyon (in the south) to the Zambezi Region (in the north) and still has time to head via the Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls. Ideal for the first time visitor wanting to pack as much into their trip as possible

Combination Safari

19 Days - a good choice for those wishing to experience the best parts of Namibia & Botswana. For good measure a visit to the Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls is also include. Departs from Windhoek & ends either at Vic Falls or back in Windhoek

Itenga Wildlife Mobile Safari

15 Days - Our 'mobile safaris' offer a slightly more comfortable camping experience than the other itineraries on these pages. Alternating departures run between Windhoek & Victoria Falls visiting Chobe National Park, Etosha Park, a himba village, the coastal town of Swakopmund and the Sossusvlei sand dunes.

Namibian Experience Safari

14 Days - When we first designed a Namibian trip this was the itinerary, it still works brilliantly and is our most popular safari. Runs from Windhoek to Windhoek and includes all the major tourist attractions

Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari

12 Days - This mobile safari takes in the most popular attractions. Including the Waterberg Plateau, Etosha National Park, Kaokoland (and a visit to a Himba settlement) the Skeleton Coast & Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei Hotels