Birds of Namibia
Introduction: White-breasted cormorants (Phalacrocorax lucidus) inhabit both salt and fresh water bodies. Being mainly aquatic, they can also be observed at dams, streams and rivers as well as coastal reefs and estuaries.
Diet: Small prey is swallowed underwater, head first. Eats mainly fish with inland birds adding frogs and crabs to the menu.
Description Inland white-breasted cormorants are smaller than coastal birds, probably because of the larger food variety the coastal region has to offer.
Breeding: Colonial nesters with other cormorants, pelicans and African darter, egrets and other herons. Females lay between 2 and 5 eggs and incubated for up to 28 days.
Size: 90cm. Weight: 2kg. Wingspan: 1.5m.
Fairly basic accommodation at the famous hot-springs near the southern end of the Fish River Canyon
Probably the most popular lodge in the area. Friendly staff, interesting rooms and an emphasis on growing all local produce make for a wonderful stay
The smaller sibling to the Canon Lodge & Village, this fun establishment boasts loads of character
Supposedly laid out like an African village - this tends to be second choice to the Lodge but still offers good value
On the opposite edge of the canyon to all the other lodges, Fish River Lodge offers a unique perspective, excellent service and stunning views
Campsite close to the main viewpoint over the Fish River Canyon