Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Bateleurs (Terathopius ecaudatus) favour savannah with open and closed woodland canopies such as Acacia savannah, mopane and woodland with broad-leaves and long grass. They often perch on trees during the day and are often observed at waterholes, preening or drinking.
Diet: Scavenges and hunts during the day. Follows roads on the search for roadkill. Will take dead birds and reptiles, springhare, striped polecat, mongooses, genets and hares.
Description: Ecaudatus is Latin for 'lacking tail'. Other features include a large cowled head, short legs and a loud crowing call. Terathopius is a Greek phrase for 'nimble juggler' a reference to their rolling flight.
Breeding: Males make a small platform nest of dry sticks and lined with green leaves. Only 1 egg is laid and incubated for around 55 days. Predators include Verreaux's eagle owl.
Size: 70cm. Weight: 2.25kg. Wingspan: 1.8m.
On the Kwando River, perfectly situated to visit the Mamili & Mudumu Reserves
Just outside the town of Katima Mulilo lies this small river front lodge. The accommodation is rustic, the food awesome and the situation idyllic - resulting in some of the best value for money accommodation in Namibia
Explore the Chobe & Zambezi River on an adventurous houseboat holiday
Overlooking the vast Chobe floodplain's from its situation in the east Caprivi this lodge has a lot to offer visitors
One of the best lodges in this area has accommodation in both traditional land based units as well as on two houseboats.
This is the only place in the world where four countries meet. A wonderful Chobe destination with eight luxury chalets.
A self catering family oriented lodge which offers excellent fishing opportunities
Traditionally one of the east Caprivi's most popular lodges has recently been re-opened
Situated on an island in the Kwando river around 4km from the trans-Caprivi highway
A popular and well appointed lodge near Kongola
Brand new lodge in east Caprivi - ideal for exploring the wetlands of the Mamili National Park
situated on three small islands this is an ultra-luxurious Chobe destination, with four suites, each with plunge pool and private guiding
A small luxurious houseboat, offers awesome game viewing, bird watching & fishing expereinces on the Chobe & Zambezi Rivers
in the Bwabwata National Park this is a perfect land and water camp with six luxury suites, each with private plunge pool
Close to the town of Katima Mulilo in the east Caprivi
A luxurious house boat on the Chobe River
In the far eastern Caprivi this lodge offers lots of water based activities on both the Chobe & Zambezi Rivers