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Cataract Hooktail

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Cataract Hooktails (Paragomphus cataractae) can be identified with some ease by the distinct spine ending of the upper appendage. Their preference for fast-flowing waters is referred to in the Latin (from Greek) cataractae, which means 'of the waterfall'.

Distribution: Epupa Falls on the Kunene River, Popa Falls on the Kavango River and the Zambezi River Rapids at Katima Mulilo.

Colouration: Bright green thorax without markings

Breeding: Larvae live in sandy patches in the rapids.

Flight season: February to April.

Max size: 50mm.

Conservation: Near threatened, mainly due to habitat destruction. The construction of dams at rapids for power is the threat.

Conception Bay Flight

A scenic flight along Namibia's Forbidden Coast (Sperrgebiet) an area which is virtually impossible to visit overland. Attractions seen on this flight include ship wrecks, seal colonies and Sandwich Harbour. Flight from Swakopmund

Sossusvlei Scenic Flight

A scenic flight over the dunes at Sossusvlei. Flight from Swakopmund

Sossusvlei Excursion

A scenic flight that lands near Sesriem and includes a trip into the dunes at Sossusvlei. Flight from Swakopmund

Ultimate South

View a massive portion of southern Namibia from the air. A landing and ground excursion to the Fish River Canyon finish of this day trip. Flight from Swakopmund

Car Hire Namibia