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Jameson's Red Rock Rabbit

wildlife of Namibia

Introduction: The Jameson's red rock rabbit (Pronolagus randensis) are named after the describer of the species H.L Jameson and also because of their confinement to rocky koppies, hillsides strewn with boulders, rocky kloofs and gorges. It has been observed and recorded that they are able to traverse unsuitable ground to reach an appropriate habitat. They are predominately nocturnal creatures, generally solitary and lie up during the day in crevices, under the shelter of boulders or under the cover of thick, patchy grass in these rocky areas. They also use latrines, the characteristicly shaped pellets an indication of there presence.

Distribution: They occur from the Kunene River in north-western Namibia southwards along the inland escarpment.

Diet: The Jameson's red rock rabbit is a grazer of palatable grasses in the rocky habitat which they live. They will move at night to flat areas surrounding these rocky areas to feed.

Colouring: Their underfur is rufous brown, lighter in colour towards the base. The chin is whitish. The underparts of the body are pinkish-buff.

Breeding: The average litter is small, only 1 or 2 young are born, usually in secluded resting places.

Size: Head and body length is about 46cm and there average mass is about 2.3kg. Males and females are similar in size and weight.

Wildlife Namibia

  • Namibian Wildlife: Jamesons Red Rock Rabbit
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Epupa Camp

A tented camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements

Epupa Falls Lodge

A rustic option but closest situated to Epupa Falls, this site previously only provided campsites, but recently added rooms on stilts overlooking the river and falls

Fort Sesfontein

On the border between Kaokoland and Damaraland this fort was built at the same time as the fort of Namutoni in Etosha

Kapika Waterfall Lodge

On a hill above the Kunene river, the lodge has tremendous views of the surrounding area and looks towards the Epupa Falls

Khowarib Lodge

An excellent base from which to explore the Kaokoland area

Kunene River Lodge

n great lodge in a remote location on the banks of the Kunene River, for those interesting in birding, relaxing or river rafting this lodge is an absolute must. Undoubtedly one of our favourite out of the way lodges

Mopane Camp

A campsite near the village of Opuwo

Ohakane Lodge

One of the oldest lodges in the Kaokoland area, from here guest can visit Himba villages and other areas of interest in Kaokoland

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Near the tiny settlement of Puros, this luxury lodge offers you the ability to search for the desert adapted elephants

Okahirongo River Camp

On a hillside overlooking the Kunene River this small intimate camp offers accommodation for a maximum of 14 people.

Omarunga Camp

A comfortable tented camp, on the banks of the Kunene River, close to the Epupa falls

Opuwo Country Lodge

On the outskirts of Opuwo with has beautiful views over Kaokoland -a real desert oasis

Serra Cafema

Up-market luxury safari camp in a spectacuar setting overlooking the Kunene River. A range of activities are included and a highlight is a visit to the local Himba community

Self Catering Accommodation in Namibia