freshwater fish | Namibia
Introduction: The Otjikoto tilapia (Tilapia guinasana) are an endangered species of fish that are threatened by the introduction of other fish in the Otjikoto lake as well as the use and depletion of the local groundwater resources. They are also an attractive aquarium species as well as being used for evolutionary studies.
Distribution: The Otjikoto tilapia is endemic to Lake Guinas in Namibia. It has also been re-located to Lake Otjikoto and a number of other lakes in the country.
Diet: Primarily diatoms and algae.
Colouring: Individuals vary in unusual colours in olive green with dark vertical bars and red streaked fins to a more uniform black of vivid white, blue, yellow and black. A black throat, abdomen and anal fin are characteristic of breeding females.
Breeding: Takes place on narrow shelves once territories have been established and defended. Eggs are tended and guarded by both parents.
Size: Can attain a total length of 140mm
Situated north-east of Grootfontein this serves as an gateway between the Caprivi and central Namibia
Around 80km north of Grootfontein this lodge acts as a gateway to Namibia's north east (the Kavango & Zambezi Region)
A satellite camp to Fiume Lodge, the Bush Camp requires a minimum two night stay and is the base for top quality guided excursions to visit a local Bushman / San community
Ten kilometers outside of Otavi this lodge offers a relaxing environment and is ideal for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and birders
Initially a Christian mission station this property was converted into a lodge in 1999. The Ghaub caves nearby are well worth a visit
Horse riding, game and beautiful surroundings are just some of the reasons to stay at this lodge
A convenient stop close to Otavi
Large resort offering a restaurant, bar and olympic sized pool in Tsumeb
Situated near the center of Tsumeb this is a popular hotel.
A courtyard atmosphere, traditional garden and German cuisine can be found at this Tsumeb hotel.
Close encounters of the wild side - experience the Namibian veld on foot with Bruno, an enigmatic & knowledgeable guide
10 peaceful chalets provide accommodation at this lodge just north of Otavi
a campsite in a rural setting 80km north of Grootfontein on the main road towards Rundu & the Zambezi Region
Basic accommodation just a few kilometers from the town of Grootfontein
An eclectic lodge, allows for visits to a San community as well as offering reasonably priced overnight accommodation
Situated 20km west of Tsumeb
Between Otavi and Tsumeb.