Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Wood sandpipers (Tringa glareola) are generally solitary birds, forming communal roosts in a mainly freshwater habitat that includes dams, pans, marshes and floodplains. They are good swimmers that roost in shallow water.
Distribution: Throughout Namibia less for southern Namib Desert. Observed in Etosha National Park, Rundu, Caprivi, northern Namibia, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, some regions of the Kalahari Desert and as far south as the Orange River.
Diet: Probes for flying insects, worms, spiders, small fish and frogs whilst wading or walking.
Description: Medium-sized wader often confused with the green sandpiper. Has a weak greeting call.
Breeding: Breeds out of the Namibian sphere, but some observations believe that wood sandpipers copulate before departure.
Size: 20cm. Weight: 65g. Wingspan: 56cm.
The settlement of Bullsport is marked on nearly every map, however it consists of little more than the guest farm. Great for hiking.
A small, friendly, owner operated rest camp, with individual bungalows & campsites. Great for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
A basic campsite in the Naukluft Mountains
A small private lodge on the banks of the Tsauchab River - an excellent place for walking and enjoying the surrounding scenery
Another excellent place for hiking, in the Tsaris Mountains. As there are many lodges located closer to Sossusvlei than Zebra River Lodge it is often overlooked, but if you want a genuinely warm welcome at a special lodge then the problems of location can easily be overlooked.