Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Along rivers and at pans, ponds, floodplains, dams, lagoons and swamp forests are the ideal locations to observe woolly-necked storks (Ciconia episcopus). They usually roost in trees or on sandbanks, where they will take a short run-up before take off.
Diet: Forages in the early morning and evening singly or in pairs by walking slowly for large insects, worms, molluscs, fish, crabs, frogs, lizards and possibly snakes.
Description Episcopus is a Latin word for 'a bishop' which refers to the black 'skullcap'. White forehead and neck. Black upper parts and tail. Soft and woolly forehead and neck feathers, hence the name.
Breeding: A stick platform, lined with small twigs and dry grass and leaves is cleaned frequently. 3 to 4 eggs are laid at 2 to 3 day intervals and incubated for around 30 days.
Size: 90cm. Weight: 1.8kg.
6 Days - A short tour including game viewing in the Etosha Park, a short visit to the sea-side town of Swakopmund and the massive dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. Windhoek-Windhoek
5 Days - A visit to Etosha and a private game park in central Namibia. Windhoek-Windhoek
4 Days - The dunes at Sossusvlei & the Namib Naukluft Mountains are highlights. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund
4 Days - Get your game viewing fix in the Etosha National Park. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund
3 Days - Short safari to Etosha Park. Windhoek-Windhoek
3 Days - Short tour to Sossusvlei. Swakopmund - Windhoek
3 Days - A very flexible trip to Sossusvlei. Choose between Swakopmund or Windhoek departures and finishes.