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Bushveld Gerbil

wildlife of Namibia

Introduction: The bushveld gerbil (Tatera leucogaster) is known to inhabit mostly light sandy soils although they can be found on hard ground. It will only dig burrows in sandy soil at the base of small shrubs but will burrow in the open, taking vegetable debris to mat the floor of their resting chambers. They are nocturnal creatures and terrestrial in habitat.

Distribution: Southern and northern Namibia in open grasslands, Acacia woodland or scrub and mopane woodland.

Diet: Insects, grasses, seeds and herbs, enabling to be completely independent of water.

Colouring: Ranges from orange-buff to reddish-brown, depending on habitat.

Breeding: Average litter sizes are between 4 and 5.

Size: Total length ranges from 260-280mm. The tail is longer than the head and the body. Weight 70g.

Wildlife Namibia

Emanya at Etosha

A blend of African excitement & luxury are the order of the day at this luxury lodge

Etosha Aoba Lodge

Small mid-price lodge close to the park gate - situated of the private Fischer's pan reserve

Mokuti Lodge

Large lodge situated at the Namutoni entrance gate to Etosha. Excellent facilities but expect to share these with large group tours

Mushara Bush Camp

The latest edition to the Mushara Collection offers mid-range tented accommodation

Mushara Lodge

Good accommodation at a reasonable price, close to the park entrance

Mushara Outpost

Small intimate tented camp built on raised platforms, good for privacy and a 'luxury outdoor' feel


Inside the park borders, built around Fort Namutoni. Recently upgraded to appeal to more 'up-market' visitors

Onguma Bush Camp

Newly renovated, good mid market option for self-drive tourists

Onguma Tented Camp

A tented camp just outside Etosha

Onguma The Fort

Luxury lodge built around a fort on Fischer's Pan. Easy access to the park

Onguma Tree Top Camp

Small exclusive camp, built on raised platforms - a popular option with those seeking an exclusive new perspective

Onkoshi Camp

The first new accommodation to be built inside the Etosha National Park in over 30 years. The camp sits on a wooden deck on an isolated peninsula overlooking the pan

Villa Mushara

Very exclusive private suites, all mod-cons and luxuries

Self Catering Accommodation in Namibia