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thrush nightingale

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Thrush nightingales (Luscinia luscinia) generally prefer dry ground with dense, woody thickets. A feature of their behaviour is to raise the tail, flicking or spreading it from side to side.

Distribution: Chobe River and western Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).

Diet: Searches mainly on the ground for spiders. Also takes small, soft berries.

Description: A small thrush-like robin with a powerful voice, capable of varied and tuneful songs. Luscinaia is a Latin word for 'the nightingale'. Upper parts a dark brown, tinged with olive-grey. Flight feathers are blackish grey with variable underpart markings.

Breeding: Extralimital.

Size: 16cm. Weight: 25g.

Fish River Horse Riding

6 Days - A horse riding trail along the famous Fish River Canyon

Desert Horse Ride

6 Days - Riding through the beautiful environment of the Namib Desert around Aus. Includes a visiting the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert

Horse Riding | Windhoek

A wide variety of horse riding options including: Champagne Breakfast Rides, Sundowner Rides, Rides by the hour & even multiple day outings

Lodges offering riding

Bullsport Guest Farm - Naukluft Riding Experience

Bullsport is one of the premier lodges for both hiking and riding in Namibia. Both take place in the rugged, and scenic Naukluft Mountains. A variety of rides, from a few hours to several days, and expert supervision means the rides here are suitable for everyone from novice to experienced riders.

Desert Homestead Horse Trails

 Offers a wide range of guided riding within the Naukluft Mountains. With sunrise or sunset rides of one to two hours, or horse-trails for up to five nights, it is suitable for all experience levels.

Etusis Lodge - riding courses

Offers horse riding courses for beginners or experienced riders who want to brush up on their skills as well as day rides on the property

Immanuel Wilderness Lodge

A two hour guided horse back safari leads along a dry river with the opportunity to view game species sheltering or feeding in the bush

Kambaku Safari Lodge

Riding lessons, short out-rides and longer trails are all on offer here

Namibia Tours