Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Woodland kingfishers (Halcyon senegalensis) originate from Senegal and inhabit wooded savannahs with fresh water. They can be observed in well-developed wooded areas with tall riverine trees such as Acacia stands and mopane. Their presence in man-altered habitats is well documented. Low flying, direct, fast and usually in pairs, they are a strongly territorial species that perch and trill on tree tops, singing throughout the day.
Diet: Mainly insects such as cockroaches, butterflies, grasshoppers and locusts, dragonflies, cicadas, grubs, moths and ants.
Description: Often confused with species that are all-red or birds with almost all-red bills. They do however, have a very distinctive voice.
Breeding: Woodland kingfishers breed in trees with holes, often in large, solitary, leafy trees in open ground. Females lay between 2 and 4 eggs between November and March. Incubation periods are around 13 or 14 days.
Size: 24 cm. Weight: 65g.
A traditional Owambo homestead which offers a unique opportunity of interacting with the local community while getting involved in local activities such as cattle herding and basket making.
Situated at the Ruacana falls on the Namibia / Angola border - this lodge serves as a gateway between Kaokoland and Owamboland
North of Etosha, east of Osahakati & west of Opuwo this remote lodge is situated on the vast plains of the Omusati Region. Attractions here include tracking Black Rhino.