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Spectacled Skimmer

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Spectacled Skimmers (Orthetrum icteromelas cinctifrons) sport 2 specular dark rings on the frons of the males hence the common name. Lush oxbows and back swamps are their favoured habitats.

Distribution: Kwando and Kavango Rivers of Namibia

Colouration: Dark blue eyes, pale pterostigma, black-striped thorax and noticeable black dorsal abdominal patterns. Yellow ground colour on the abdomen and thorax.

Breeding: As they live on muddy ground their larvae tend to be very hairy and covered in mud.

Flight season: August to April.

Max size: 45mm.

Conservation: Not threatened.

African Odyssey

23 Days - Visits everything between the Fish River Canyon (in the south) to the Zambezi Region (in the north) and still has time to head via the Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls. Ideal for the first time visitor wanting to pack as much into their trip as possible

Combination Safari

19 Days - a good choice for those wishing to experience the best parts of Namibia & Botswana. For good measure a visit to the Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls is also include. Departs from Windhoek & ends either at Vic Falls or back in Windhoek

Itenga Wildlife Mobile Safari

15 Days - Our 'mobile safaris' offer a slightly more comfortable camping experience than the other itineraries on these pages. Alternating departures run between Windhoek & Victoria Falls visiting Chobe National Park, Etosha Park, a himba village, the coastal town of Swakopmund and the Sossusvlei sand dunes.

Namibian Experience Safari

14 Days - When we first designed a Namibian trip this was the itinerary, it still works brilliantly and is our most popular safari. Runs from Windhoek to Windhoek and includes all the major tourist attractions

Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari

12 Days - This mobile safari takes in the most popular attractions. Including the Waterberg Plateau, Etosha National Park, Kaokoland (and a visit to a Himba settlement) the Skeleton Coast & Sossusvlei

Car Hire Namibia