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Longfin Tuna


Introduction: Longfin tuna (Thunnus alalunga) are also known as albacore or germon. They are a large fish with small scales covering most of their body. It is one of the most widespread species of tuna, favouring cooler, deeper waters. Some individuals have been tagged and recaptured 8,500km apart, a remarkable migration in less than 12 months

Distribution: Throughout the coastal and oceanic regions of Namibia where tuna fishing fleets trawl.

Diet: Anchovies, pilchards and lanternfish. Squid, crab larvae and amphipods are also eaten.

Colouration: Dark metallic blue above and silvery-white along the lower sides and belly. A shiny blue band runs along each flank. The fins are mainly yellow except for a brighter yellow first dorsal.

Breeding: Sexual maturity is reached at a length of around 90cm.

Max size: 140cm. Max weight: 36kg.

Black Thorn Self Drive

3 Days - A short visit to the sand dunes at Sossusvlei

Welwitschia Self Drive

3 Days - Get away to Swakopmund on the coast - includes sandboarding on the Namib Dunes as well as a dolphin cruise

Moringa Self Drive

4 Days - A game viewing trip to the famous Etosha National Park

Acacia Self Drive

8 Days - Combines a visit to Etosha National Park, with some time at Swakopmund and then the dunes at Sossusvlei

Marula Self Dive

9 Days - Southern Namibia: Fish River, Luderitz, Sossusvlei with some self catering accommodation.

Camelthorn Self Drive

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.

Jackalberry Self Drive

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.

Quiver tree Self Drive

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

Makalani Self Drive

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.

Baobab Self Drive

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

Namibia Safari