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Kersten's Sprite

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Kersten's Sprite (Pseudagrion kersteni) can only be observed in peaceful small streams with sedges. They are named after the German explore and chemist, Dr. Otto Kersten, who collected the first specimen in Tanzania whilst on an expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro in 1862.

Distribution: Isolated locations such as Baynes Mountains, Ongongo Falls, the small streams in the Naukluft Mountains (Gororosib, Tsams Ost and Naukluft Rivers), the Grootfontein Spring, Uropapa in the Otavi Mountains, the Waterberg and at Namutoni in Etosha National Park.

Colouration: Light blue pruinosity on the thorax and face, black on the upper eyes and green on the underside.

Breeding: Larvae are similar to adults.

Flight season: Throughout the year.

Conservation: Not threatened.

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

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