Setzer's Hairy-Footed Gerbil
wildlife of Namibia
Introduction: Setzer's hairy-footed gerbil (Gerbillurus setzeri) is endemic to the Namib Desert, as they occur in warm, dry desert only. They are so called because of their large, hairy hind feet. They live in complex burrow systems that can be constructed in a loose and gravelly soil surface or semi-compacted soils and sands. They communicate by foot-drumming and ultra-sonic vocalization.
Distribution: Northwards from the Kuiseb River to southern Angola.
Diet: Arthropods and leafy substances and possibly flower heads, seed pods, insect wings and tenebrionid beetles.
Colouring: A light-brown upper body, with white underparts. A silvery-grey topped tail splinters out to a full brush.
Breeding: Gestation periods last for 21 days.
Size: Head and body length exceeds 100mm. The tail is about 120mm. Weight: 36g.
This remote lodge is an absolute must. Nearly everyone who knows Namibia rates this as one of it's finest destinations
On a farm near the town of Kamanjab. This lodge is best known for visits to a local Himba community
A lodge owned by the local community, Grootberg has stunning views and interesting activities
A small private lodge, with attentive management. Activities centre on the Huab river which attract a variety of game including the elusive desert adapted elephant
In the village of Kamanjab lies this guest house, many guests stay here in order to visit the nearby Himba village
Just outside the town of Kamanjab lies this small restcamp
This lodge is such an institution that Palmwag, which is no more than the lodge and a petrol station is marked on every Namibian map.
A mobile camp, specialising in finding desert rhino. Offers a luxurious and exclusive experience.
On a large farm, offering visits to the nomadic Himba people.