Dragonflies | Namibia
Introduction: Blue Cascaders (Zygonyx natalensis) are sometimes mistaken for Skimmers when over water, although the latter do not patrol for extended periods.
Distribution: Epupa and Ruacana Falls, Popa Falls and the rapids at Katima Mulilo on the Zambezi River.
Colouration: Males have a grey-blue pruinosity when on waterfall/rapid patrol. Metallic-blue frons. Black abdomen with very thin yellow lateral streaks in younger males.
Breeding: Larvae live on wood and rocks or between leaves swirling in the swift current. Emergence takes place at overhanging rocks.
Flight season: Between December and April
Max size: 50mm.
Conservation: Not threatened.
6 Days - A short tour including game viewing in the Etosha Park, a short visit to the sea-side town of Swakopmund and the massive dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. Windhoek-Windhoek
5 Days - A visit to Etosha and a private game park in central Namibia. Windhoek-Windhoek
4 Days - The dunes at Sossusvlei & the Namib Naukluft Mountains are highlights. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund
4 Days - Get your game viewing fix in the Etosha National Park. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund
3 Days - Short safari to Etosha Park. Windhoek-Windhoek
3 Days - Short tour to Sossusvlei. Swakopmund - Windhoek
3 Days - A very flexible trip to Sossusvlei. Choose between Swakopmund or Windhoek departures and finishes.