Introduction: Frigate tuna (Auxis thazard) favour surface waters of the open ocean. Larger fish are major predators. Auxis means 'to spring and thazard is a corruption of the French word Tassard, a common name for mackerel-like fish. Frigate tuna are so-called because of their association with feeding frigate birds. They are a popular eating fish.
Distribution: Throughout Namibian waters and oceans.
Diet: Smaller shoaling fish such as anchovies. Also takes squid, crab larvae and mantis shrimps.
Colouration: Overall silver-green body colour, blue above and white below. There are 15 bar marks forming a distinctive pattern on the scaleless area of the back.
Breeding: Male and females over 30cm are sexually mature.
Max size: 50cm. Max weight: 1.9kg.
3 Days - A short visit to the sand dunes at Sossusvlei
3 Days - Get away to Swakopmund on the coast - includes sandboarding on the Namib Dunes as well as a dolphin cruise
4 Days - A game viewing trip to the famous Etosha National Park
8 Days - Combines a visit to Etosha National Park, with some time at Swakopmund and then the dunes at Sossusvlei
9 Days - Southern Namibia: Fish River, Luderitz, Sossusvlei with some self catering accommodation.
10 Days - The classic northern and central Namibia trip. Includes Waterberg Plateau, Etosha National Park, rock art in Damaraland, Cape Cross & Swakopmund and ends with two night near the dunes at Sossusvlei.
10 Days - A combination of Namibia & Botswana. Highlights include game viewing in the Etosha Park & a trip in a traditional dug out canoe in the Okavango Delta Panhandle.
14 Days - Two weeks worth of travel allow you to visit everything that is included in the Camelthorn Self Drive and add the vast expanses of southern Namibia. Additional stops include Luderitz, the Fish River Canyon and a night in the Kalahari Desert
20 Days - This includes Waterberg, Etosha, a visit to the densely populated Owamboland region on the Angolan border, Kaokoland and the nomadic Himba People, rock art and desert elephants in Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Luderitz, the Fish River and Kalahari.
20 Days - A circular route that includes Sossusvlei, the highlights of Northern Namibia, the Zambezi region and Chobe, Vic Falls and the Okavango Delta in Botswana