Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Red-footed falcons (Falco vespertinus) breed in forest fringes, semi-forested areas, wetlands and crop-lands. Roosts in small stands of trees and in suburbs of small towns such as Tsumeb and Otavi. Perches on telephone poles and wires, fence lines and on dead trees.
Diet: Spiders and insects such as crickets and locusts, large beetles.
Description: Characteristic orange-red legs and feet, hence the name. Vespertinus is Latin for 'of evening or twilight' a reference to them roosting in great numbers just before dark. Often confused with Amur falcon which has paler cheeks and white (not dark grey) underwing coverts.
Size: 30cm. Weight: 170g.
A small private safari lodge north of Otjiwarongo
Lodging located on the property used by the CCF. Excellent option if you want to learn about cheetah's and their conservation
A friendly well run guest house in the town of Otjiwarongo
Mid sized hotel in Otjiwarongo offering both lodge & hotel style accommodation. All the usual facilities including a pool, air-conditioned rooms and a restaurant
A large, well stocked, privately owned game reserve. Excellent for sightings of wild dogs and other endangered species
Situated to the north of the Waterberg Plateau (which is unusual as most lodges are toward the south) this highly recommenced lodge offers spacious comfortable rooms and plenty of activities
Situated on a private game reserve this is one of the oldest lodges in Namibia and has seen several historic events including the signing of an agreement pivotal to Namibia gaining independence. Offers a range of suites & luxury rooms.
Okonjima Main Camp is the oldest and most affordable of the lodges at the AfriCat foundation.
Without a doubt one of the best lodges in Namibia, add leopard and cheetah viewing to stunning accommodation and well prepared meals and this place is a complete winner
A private two bed room suite, comes complete with own swimming pool, lounge and kitchen. Private chef and meals can be arranged or guests can visit Bush Camp.
Large private complex, includes all modern luxuries. Enjoyed by international movie stars and corporate moguls - but available to any group wanting to stay!
accommodation and private game reserve only 4km south of Otjiwarongo
A large game farm which numbers the rare White Rhino amongst its species.
Small 8 room guest farm with an emphasis on conserving the natural eco-systems
The NWR run camp situated on the slopes of the plateau. Fairly standard and slightly overpriced accommodation, the old police station which has been converted to a restaurant is a scenic (if not taste) highlight.
Excellent choice for walking and visiting the highlights of the area
On the same property aw the Waterberg Wilderness Lodge but situated higher up the mountain offering excellent views