Setzer's Hairy-Footed Gerbil
wildlife of Namibia
Introduction: Setzer's hairy-footed gerbil (Gerbillurus setzeri) is endemic to the Namib Desert, as they occur in warm, dry desert only. They are so called because of their large, hairy hind feet. They live in complex burrow systems that can be constructed in a loose and gravelly soil surface or semi-compacted soils and sands. They communicate by foot-drumming and ultra-sonic vocalization.
Distribution: Northwards from the Kuiseb River to southern Angola.
Diet: Arthropods and leafy substances and possibly flower heads, seed pods, insect wings and tenebrionid beetles.
Colouring: A light-brown upper body, with white underparts. A silvery-grey topped tail splinters out to a full brush.
Breeding: Gestation periods last for 21 days.
Size: Head and body length exceeds 100mm. The tail is about 120mm. Weight: 36g.
This remote lodge is a truly unique destination. Stunning scenery, award winning conservation and highly personal service are just some of the reasons that just about everyone who knows Namibia rates this as one of it's finest destinations
An extremely popular and well managed lodge which is owned by the local community, Grootberg has stunning views and interesting activities including Rhino tracking & Damara village visits
On the far western edge of the park, just outside the Galton Gate, this is an excellent location to explore Etosha, Damaraland and the remote Kaokoland area
A small private lodge, with attentive management. Activities centre on the Huab river which attracts game and a wonderful variety of birdlife. This is the perfect destination to relax for a few days and enjoy the tranquility of the bush.
In the village of Kamanjab lies this guest house, many guests stay here in order to visit the nearby Himba village
Just outside the town of Kamanjab lies this small restcamp
A non-profit organisation aimed at conserving Namibia's cheetah population. The lodge offers superb photographic opportunities at scheduled cheetah feedings, and also offers guided game drives to view wild cheetah.
This lodge is such an institution that Palmwag, which is no more than the lodge and a petrol station, is marked on every Namibian map. An excellent location to explore the remote conservancies of north western Namibia - and perhaps encounter some of the rare rhino or desert adapted elephant which the area is famous for
A mobile camp, specialising in finding desert rhino. Offers a luxurious and exclusive experience.
On a large farm, offering visits to the nomadic Himba people.