Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Rosy-faced lovebirds (Agapornis roseicollis) prefer open and wooded country which includes semi-desert shrublands, cultivated lands and riparian woodlands, environments that are dependable on water. A noisy and gregarious bird, they congregate small flocks of up to 20. Roosts in sociable weavers nests.
Distribution: Throughout most of Namibia. Epupa Falls, Etosha National Park, Erongo, Spitzkoppe, Brandberg Mountain, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, Luderitz, Orange River, Kalahari Desert. Fairly common along the Guab River near Klein Karas. Absent from open habitats around Etosha National Park Pan and the Namib Desert sand seas as well as the Caprivi Strip
Diet: Forages on the ground for mostly seeds, flowers and leaves. Eats fruits such as currants and visits cultivated land for maize, millet and sunflower seeds.
Description: A small stocky parrot with short tails. Their plumage is mainly green. The name roseicollis refers to the Latin word for red-necked. Agapornis is Greek for love bird.
Breeding: Nest in tree cavities, rock crevices and in communal weaver nests.
Size: 18cm. Weight: 55g.
10 bedroom guest house near the main B1 road in Mariental
Large; budget friendly lodge.
Excellent lodge in the Kalahari Desert, offers accommodation in units made of straw bales or wood. Bagatelle proves to be consistently popular with guests
Interested in gliding? Then this is the lodge for you
On the private Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve.
Really only suitable for fisherman - until renovations happen it is probably best not to subject yourself to this.
Tends to cater for larger groups, but the low rates make it attractive for those looking to save some money.
Small self catering establishment in the Kalahari town of Stampriet
New addition to the area - small well run lodge in an attractive area
A 12 room lodge situated in a nature reseve and set amongst the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert
The meerkat or suricate is a small mammal which inhabits the Kalahari - we do not know why this lodge is named after them. Perhaps if you stay here and find out you can tell us and then we can make this slightly more descriptive.
A tented lodge, built on the small red dunes of the Kalahari Desert.
The third lodge on the Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve (along with Suricate & Camethorn Lodges). The Kalahari is absolutely magnificent and really should be a part of any visit to Namibia.