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