Birds of Namibia
Introduction: As the Latin word exulans suggests, wandering albatrosses (Diomedea exulans) cover a wide-range of oceanic sea on their travels. Generally a solitary bird, they are strongly attracted to ships, scavenging for discarded kitchen waste. Named after Diomedes, the king of Argos, who was driven by a storm onto the coast of Italy, his companions being transformed into birds after his death.
Distribution Rare sightings have been recorded around Möwe Bay on the Skeleton Coast.
Diet: Primarily a scavenger. Eats squid, crustaceans, carrion (whales, penguins, seals and petrels) and jellyfish.
Description: Huge hump-backed albatross with white backs and pinkish bills. Black flight feathers.
Breeding: Nests are large mounds of vegetation. Extralimital.
Size: 125cm. Weight: 9kg. Wingspan: 3.5m.
Wonderfully situated remote lodge - directly on the beach near the Cape Cross seal colony
An upmarket lodge on the Skeleton Coast - only visit-able as part of a fly in safari.
Accommodation in the Skeleton Coast, really catering for fisherman but hardened visitors who absolutely have to spend a few nights inside the Skeleton Coast Park may choose to stay here
A campsite in the Skeleton Coast Park, popular with fisherman during the summer holidays