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Littledale's Whistling Rat

wildlife of Namibia

Introduction: There is very little detail about Littledale's whistling rat (Parotomys littledalei) and it is very similar in appearance to Brant's whistling rat. Experts can differentiate by the 'absence of grooves on the incisor teeth'. As with it's counterpart, Littledale's also gives off a warning signal when in danger. Burrows are excavated beneath a shrub, constructing a stick nest at a suitable distance for protection and safety.

Distribution: Southern Namib Desert as far north as Swakopmund extending south-west along the Orange River.

Diet: Herbivorous preferring the leaves of the dollar and mesem bushes.

Colouring: Similar in appearance to Brant's whistling rat, but with a slightly darker coat.

Breeding: Litters from 1-3 pups are born between August and December.

Size: Body length 148mm. Tail 104mm.

Wildlife Namibia

Beach Lodge

Top location, right on the beach. This is a very popular accommodation choice - and rightly so.

Desert Breeze Lodge

Slightly outide town on the banks of the Swakop River and overlooking the dunes of the Namib Desert. Excellent for those wanting a desert setting near the convenience of town

Swakopmund Sands Hotel

Close to the main beach and Swakopmund aquarium, also boasts a heated swimming pool

Hotel Pension Rapmund

Very centrally located with a quaint German atmosphere.

Sea Side Hotel & Spa

A new hotel and spa complex situated north of town in the suburb of Mile 4

The Stiltz

Absolutely unique! Built on stilts into the Swakop River - many units offer great views. Feels more like a traditional country lodge rather than an establishment in a busy tourist town.

Fly Drive Safari Namibia