Tiny Musk Shrew
wildlife of Namibia
Introduction: The tiny musk shrew (Crocidura fuscomurina) is the smallest of the Crocidura species found in Namibia and like other shrews is nocturnal, solitary and terrestrial, behaviour that complements it's diet. They are born hairless and typical development from the second week onwards includes the ability to climb vertically, scratching, yawning, sniffing and wiping. Their eyes are open in under 2 weeks and solids can be eaten within 3 weeks. If required the mother will carry her young in her mouth.
Distribution: North-eastern Namibian Kalahari Desert.
Diet: Moths and a variety of other insects.
Colouring: Grey-brown fur.
Breeding: Litter sizes vary between 2 and 5, with weaning occurring 18 to 24 days after birth.
Size: Head and body length of 55mm, tail 36mm. Weight: 5g.
The Arnhem Caves are the largest in Namibia, this simple rest camp allows guests to explore these caves
Built from locally made red Kalahari clay bricks this is a wonderful lodge. Expect good food, stunning Kalahari sunsets and a warm welcome
An ideal stop over in the Kalahari en-route between Botswana and central Namibia
Hans and Claudia run an excellent guest farm - activities include game drives, learning about (and eating) local sheep, the art centre and carpet weaving. We think this is one of the best guest farms in Namibia
Offers a variety of accommodation styles from guest houses to a tented camp.