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Shortridge's Rock Mouse

wildlife of Namibia

Introduction: Little is known about Shortridge's rock mouse (Petromyscus shortridgei) other than it is smaller than the pygmy rock mouse. It occurs in rocky areas and is nocturnal.

Distribution: Extreme north-western parts of Namibia such as Opuwo, Ruacana Falls up to Epupa Falls.

Colouring: Dark coloured fur with grizzled upperparts. The underparts are grey and the chin and throat white. The tail is darker above and the upperparts of the feet are white.

Breeding: Females give birth to 2 or 3 pups.

Size: Total length is about 177mm.

Wildlife Namibia

Ongula Village Homestead Lodge

A traditional Owambo homestead which offers a unique opportunity of interacting with the local community while getting involved in local activities such as cattle herding and basket making.

Ruacana Eha Lodge

Situated at the Ruacana falls on the Namibia / Angola border - this lodge serves as a gateway between Kaokoland and Owamboland

Uukwaluhdi Safari Lodge

North of Etosha, east of Osahakati & west of Opuwo this remote lodge is situated on the vast plains of the Omusati Region. Attractions here include tracking Black Rhino.

Fly Drive Safari Namibia