Dragonflies | Namibia
Introduction: The largest species of Orthetrum in southern Africa is the Robust Skimmer (Orthetrum robustrum). They inhabit back swamps and oxbows of rivers. The abdomen is shorter than the hindwing though. As you might expect Robustrum is a Latin meaning for 'robust, strong or vigorous.
Distribution: Popa Falls downstream from the Kavango River, Kwando and Zambezi Rivers.
Colouration: Brownish thorax, pale blue abdomen.
Breeding: Copulation can last from a few seconds to more than an hour.
Flight season: December to April.
Max size: 58mm.
Conservation: Not threatened.
20 Days - By using a range of accommodation types and styles this self drive manages to keep costs down while still visiting spectacular areas of the country.
14 Days - This spectacular self-drive itinerary, created especially for honeymooners, is the ultimate experience that Namibia has to offer in terms of luxury and exclusivity.
14 Days - Still staying in top quality accommodation the Tourmaline is a more realistic itinerary for those on a more upper mid-range budget.
14 Days - A good value for money mid range honeymoon self drive, visiting the best Namibia has to offer
9 Days - Etohsa Park & the dunes of the Namib Desert are the two main attractions on this trip