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Orange Emperor

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Orange Emperors (Anax speratus) are the second largest species of dragonfly in Namibia. They were first recorded in the Cape of Good Hope, speratus being Latin for 'the one being hoped for'. Occurrence is usually in small streams and pools formed by springs.

Distribution: Naukluft and Tsaris Mountains.

Colouration: Orange-red to reddish-brown body and eyes. Females have a green thorax and dorsally brown and ventrally yellow eyes.

Breeding: Females oviposit at the foot of sedges and rushes, often guarded by a nearby hovering male. Larvae tend to take to the pools in the streams.

Flight season: Throughout the year.

Max size: 75 to 85mm.

Conservation: Reductions in their population could be caused by degradation of spring habitats in the Naukluft.

Bullsport Guest Farm

The settlement of Bullsport is marked on nearly every map, however it consists of little more than this friendly guest farm. The owners are welcoming and eager to share their Namibian experiences. Great for hiking and horse riding.

Capricorn Rest Camp

A small, budget friendly, owner operated rest camp, with individual bungalows & campsites. Great for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life

Naukluft Camp - Kudus Rus

Located in the mountainous Naukluft section of the Namib Naukluft Park, this is an ideal base for hikers or those wanting to relax at the crystal clear rock pools that amazingly exist in the desert environment

Neuras Wine Estate

One of the finest desert wine estates in the world can be found on the edge of the Namib Desert. The estate offers accommodation & wine tasting tours

Tsauchab River Camp

A small lodge on the banks of the Tsauchab River - an excellent place for walking and enjoying the surrounding scenery. Visitors are welcomed by an amazing arrary of metal sculptures

Zebra River Lodge

Another excellent place for hiking, in the Tsaris Mountains. If you want a genuinely warm welcome at a special lodge then this is an excellent choice. Zebra River can be used as a base for visits to the dunes at Sossusvlei, but is best used to relax and walk on the massive lodge property

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