The photos here were taken on our 2014 tour


African Scops Owl



Southern Masked Weaver



Bat-eared Fox





These Blue Cranes were nesting and would get off their nest whenever a Jackal walked by.



Namaqua Sandgrouse


Temminck's Courser







Hartebeast as the rains arrive







Honey Buzzards are very rare in Namibia



Grey-backed Cameroptera (or Bleating Warbler)



African Cuckoos


Mauritian Tomb Bats were discovered in just one place in Namibia by a Bird Holidays group several years ago.

We have found them each year since. These small silver-coloured bats have white bellies and are a long way from their normal range.



Collared Flycatcher, a rare visitor to Namibia.




Golden-breasted Bunting


This Giraffe was drinking at a place called Stinkwater. I can see why!



Pale Chanting Goshawk and a Fork-tailed Drongo



Burchell's Sandgrouse is rare at this time of year



Jacobin Cuckoo was numerous as the first rain showers had arrived. We also saw Black, Klaas's and Diderick Cuckoos


Spotted Hyena



Burchell's Zebra


two male Lions lead the pride on the Andoni Plain


Saddle-billed Stork


Chestnut-banded Plover is common in Walvis Bay which can hold 80% of the world population


Guinea Fowl


Zebras soak up the first showers of the year








Red-faced Mousebird



Gecko's eyes are fascinating


putting the foundations in - a Masked Weaver




Paradise Flycatcher


Violet-eared Waxbill


Orange River Francolin is possibly the hardest gamebird to see in Namibia






Spotted Eagle Owl - the first of several sightings on this trip



Gemsbok in the Namib Desert






Double-banded Courser is common



Fiscal Shrike


Cape Fox


Social Weaver



Tractrac Chat


Ruppell's Bustard






Benguela Dolphin



Swift Terns



thousands of flamingos and waders gather in Walvis Bay





I don't think she liked having her toe trodden on




small numbers of Black Rhino come to drink each night



Red-necked Falcon



Little Grebe


Double-banded Courser



Kori Bustard






Welwitschia - distantly related to conifers, this is  the oldest flower in the world. Some can be 2000 years old.





the rain is coming


Great Snipe - the most southerly record in Namibia





The photos above were taken by leader Phil Palmer.

Below we have a selection taken by customers Paul Kingsnorth and

Pauline Hogg on our 2014 trip. Paul's pictures have captions on them.











Orange River Francolin



Rosy-faced Lovebirds


Rock Bunting



Melanistic form of Gabar Goshawk



Mauritian Tomb Bat



Blue Crane






Jacobin Cuckoo
















































Dune lark is endemic to the red dunes of the Skeleton Coast




















A Lanner watches thousands of Quelea, deciding which one to chase!







African Hoopoe dust-bathing










One of the few published photographs of Jameson's Red Rock Rabbit !

This is one of the least-studied mammals in Africa


wonder why there is no zebra crossing here ?






Waterberg Plateau




Pygmy Falcon nest





Red-necked Falcon






Social Weaver







thousands of sandgrouse drink in Etosha





"I hate bathtime"!!


African Cuckoo
































Herero Chat











Pink-billed lark











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