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Pygmy Rock Mouse

wildlife of Namibia

Introduction: The pygmy rock mouse (Petromyscus collinus) lives in areas of abundant rocky outcrops, hiding in overhangs, crannies and cracks. The generic name is derived from the Greek word petra, which means rock, and the species name is from the Latin word collina (hill), indicating that it has a preference for rocky hills. They are very active at night, although not nocturnal.

Distribution: Central and western Namibia, less for the Sperrgebiet in the south and Swakopmund region.

Diet: Can survive for long periods without water and in the Namib Desert aestivates; lowering its body temperature to conserve moisture.

Colouring: Buffy-yellow upperparts with greyish underparts, hands and feet.

Breeding: Females are seasonal breeders producing 1 litter of 2 or 3 pups during the warmer summer months.

Size: Head and body length 190mm. The tail is longer than the head and the body. Weight: 20g.

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Dabis Guest Farm

A working farm in southern Namibia. Offers an insight into sheep farming is this arid region

Duwisib Castle

The completely off his rocker 'Baron' von Wolf built this castle in the middle of nowhere. Rumours abound about this gun toting, cross dressing loon! Accommodation is available within the castle and a well shaded campsite is also on offer

Duwisib Guest Farm

This lovely guest farm offers self catering accommodation on a property adjacent to the Duwisib Castle

Helmeringhausen Hotel

The settlement of Helmeringhausen consists of little more than this hotel and a petrol station. The area is a popular stop-off between the dunes at Sossusvlei and southern Namibia

Kanaan Desert Retreat

On the scenic D707 road and bordering on the Namib Naukluft park, lies this spectacular property. Accommodation is offered in a small tented camp or en-suite rooms at the old farmhouse

Namseb Lodge

Formerly an Ostrich farm the lodge property is now largely dedicated to Namibian wildlife. The lodge itself offers standard bed & breakfast rooms as well as self catering chalets

Namtib Guest Farm

Situated in the Tiras mountains, an owner run guest farm that offers a warm welcome and even better scenery

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