Birds of Namibia
Introduction: White storks (Ciconia ciconia) prefer open woodland, grassland, wetland and cultivated habits. Grouping near water around midday is common as is roosting in trees or at shallow wetlands. A feature of white storks is to defecate on their legs in hot weather to cool down.
Diet: Walks slowly and steadily searching for prey such as locusts, mice, small reptiles such as snakes and lizards, fish, frogs, large insects and molluscs.
Description Head and upper parts and tail white. Underparts entirely white, underwing coverts white, undersides of flight feathers black. Ciconia is Latin for 'the stork'.
Breeding: Between 1 and 6 eggs are laid between September and November and incubated for about 30 days.
Size: 120cm. Weight: 3.5kg. Wingspan: 1.6m.
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