wildlife of Namibia
Introduction: Shortridge's mouse (Mastomys shortridei) is similar to the Natal multimammate mouse, but the female of this species only has 5 pairs of mammae. The tail is also shorter with a darker overall colouration. They occur in areas of open water, are can be found in reedbeds and swamp grasses and therefore are not known to burrow.
Colouring: Smoky grey, almost black fur with grey underparts. The upper parts of the hands and feet are white.
Breeding: Little is known of this mouse's reproductive habits at present.
Size: Head and body length: 113mm. Tail: 104mm. Weight: 67g.
Situated on the banks of the river (hence the name) in Rundu
Close to the Popa Falls, this rest camp offers very basic accommodation
On a beautiful plot of indigenous plants and trees overlooking the river