Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Woodland kingfishers (Halcyon senegalensis) originate from Senegal and inhabit wooded savannahs with fresh water. They can be observed in well-developed wooded areas with tall riverine trees such as Acacia stands and mopane. Their presence in man-altered habitats is well documented. Low flying, direct, fast and usually in pairs, they are a strongly territorial species that perch and trill on tree tops, singing throughout the day.
Diet: Mainly insects such as cockroaches, butterflies, grasshoppers and locusts, dragonflies, cicadas, grubs, moths and ants.
Description: Often confused with species that are all-red or birds with almost all-red bills. They do however, have a very distinctive voice.
Breeding: Woodland kingfishers breed in trees with holes, often in large, solitary, leafy trees in open ground. Females lay between 2 and 4 eggs between November and March. Incubation periods are around 13 or 14 days.
Size: 24 cm. Weight: 65g.
A large hotel in Ondangwa, popular with business people and tourists alike
A traditional Owambo homestead which offers a unique opportunity of interacting with the local community while getting involved in local activities such as cattle herding and basket making.
These far northern regions of Namibia are home to most of the country's population. Oshakati where this lodge is situated is the heart of the region - expect vibrant markets, cows, goats, fisherman and a general hive of activity
Situated at the Ruacana falls on the Namibia / Angola border - this lodge serves as a gateway between Kaokoland and Owamboland