Reddish-Grey Musk Shrew
wildlife of Namibia
Introduction: The reddish-grey musk shrew (Crocidura cyanea) has a wide habitat range including mountain forest, grassland, savannah and rocky outcrops. It is a also a cave-dweller, living in and around the entrance to caves. They are predominately a nocturnal creature, who live a solitary existence.
Distribution: The central highlands of Namibia.
Diet: Insects such as beetles, crickets and scorpions. Bat carcasses.
Colouring: Grey to grey-brown in colour.
Breeding: Litter size varies from 2 to 6 and the young are particularly vulnerable from barn owls.
Size: Head and body length of about 76mm. Tail 50mm. Weight: 9g.
Very friendly lodge with eclectic decor - good choice of accommodation in the Gamsberg area
Very popular with amateur astronomers due to the areas low light pollution
A remote & rustic camp at the foot of the Khomas Hochland mountains
On the edge of the escarpment this property offers stunning views over the Namib Desert plains. Accommodation choices include private campsites, villas & traditional guest farm accommodation