Experiences

Birds and Mammals

A boat trip from Namushasha River Lodge on the Kwando in winter

The clamour of Smith’s bush squirrels, which measure 35 cm with tail, makes some visitors look to the treetops as soon as they arrive at Namushasha River Lodge on the banks of the Kwando....
African Skimmers

Dropping water levels support breeding

When the mighty Zambezi River overflows its banks, additional habitats with an abundant food supply are created for many bird species. Young fish thrive in the shallow warm water and countless insect larvae are...
Birds, crocodiles and fish

A boat trip on the mighty Zambezi in winter

Even though it is a very cold morning by Zambezi standards, scores of birds are out and about at a tributary, on a large island and along the mighty Zambezi River’s mainstream. Not only...
On the road

On the Road: From the wild horses into the arms of the spectacular Namib...

Follow the Namib Desert Route through some of the most scenic roads on the continent . . . It’s a good feeling to hit the road again after a restful stop at Klein Aus...
birds and zebras

Birds and zebras

A boat trip on the Chobe River on a winter morning In the vicinity of the Chobe River Camp the reeds and papyrus as well as the tall trees which characterise the banks of the...
Cycling experience in Namibgrens

A cycling experience at Namibgrens

Waking up in a tent surrounded by the Namibian bush is what I love. For me, camping and cycling go hand in hand, so when a long weekend is planned, the number one priority...
Sunset Photography

Sunset photography – Tips from an expert

Africa, the continent of perfect sunsets – and as it seems, every single evening. The term sunset photography must have been coined in Namibia, where light and shadow merges in the red glow of...
Birds and reptiles

Birds and reptiles

Boat trip on the Okavango in winter Most of the migratory birds move off to the north well before the start of the southern winter (May to August) and in mid-July it will still be...
Wetland bird count

Report on wetland bird counts and bird mapping at Gondwana lodges in north-eastern Namibia,...

After a very successful series of summer counts at the four Gondwana lodges in February it was time to repeat the exercise, this time in winter. The team, consisting of Gudrun Middendorff, Neil Thomson,...
680 bird species in Namibia

680 bird species in Namibia

According to the latest statistics no less than 680 different bird species are found in Namibia. Four of them – the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), the Common or Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), Common Starling...