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Common Hottentot Skipper


Introduction: Common Hottentot Skippers (Gegenes niso) inhabit grassland, close to forests and savannah habitats. Flower gardens attract this species.

Distribution: Northern Namibia.

Breeding/Larval food: Eggs are laid on the leaves of various puzzle-bushes (Ehretia) and soft grasses.

Colouration: Dark-brown uppersides with an ochreous tinge and some spots.

On the wing: Throughout the year.

Wingspan: Approx 40mm.

Ostrich Self Drive

3 Days - A Sossusvlei trip including guided nature drives & visits to the dunes as well as a balloon safari

Dune Lark Self Drive

3 Days - NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful desert areas in Namibia - this fully inclusive trip visits this scenic area

Damara Tern Self Drive

3 Days - Swakopmund on the Namibian coast is the destination of this self drive tour

Guinea Fowl Self Drive

4 Days - Etosha & Ongava reserve offer excellent wildlife viewing

Red-Knobbed Coot Fly Drive Safari

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