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Lesser Savanna Dormouse

wildlife of Namibia

Introduction: The lesser savanna dormouse is the smallest of Namibia's 3 species of dormouse. They are similar in size and colour to it's cousin, the woodland dormouse. As with the rock dormouse, very little has been studied of this creature. Some experts claim that it is nothing more than just a smaller version of the woodland dormouse. They nest amongst grass and leaves.

Distribution: The same as the woodland dormouse.

Diet: They will hibernate in the winter if seeds and insects becomes scarce.

Colouring: Dark grey fur with white underparts with bushy, squirrel-like tails.

Breeding: As with the rock dormouse, very little is known other than their young are born in the summer.

Size: Three-quarters the size of the woodland dormouse.

Wildlife Namibia

Cape Cross Lodge

Wonderfully situated remote lodge - directly on the beach near the Cape Cross seal colony

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

An upmarket lodge on the Skeleton Coast - only visit-able as part of a fly in safari.

Terrace Bay

Accommodation in the Skeleton Coast, really catering for fisherman but hardened visitors who absolutely have to spend a few nights inside the Skeleton Coast Park may choose to stay here

Torra Bay

A campsite in the Skeleton Coast Park, popular with fisherman during the summer holidays

Fly Drive Safari | Namibia