Trip report: Namibia – November 2017

At the end of last year Sarah and I visited Namibia. We were mainly targeting the smaller mammals, especially rodents, along with several localised species. Despite missing out on several key targets we recorded just over 60 mammal species in 17 days. Highlights for me included fantastic views of an Aardwolf family, Desert Pygmy Mouse and Setzer’s Hairy-footed Gerbil.

Trip report: Namibia – November 2017


  • Michael Kessler

    Great report, thanks! I’ll be going there in 3 weeks with similar aims. One question: did you get any information on suricates in the areas that you visited? I have seen them further south in Namibia and know that they are easy in South Africa, but are there any sites from Windhoek-Sesriem northwards? My daughters (who have not seen them) would love to see suricates…

  • Mike Richardson

    Hi Michael. I didn’t hear of any Suricate sightings anywhere on my trip, although I didn’t spend a great deal of time looking in areas where they occur. I don’t know if you’re going near Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park but I’ve never struggled to find them there, including inside Mata Mata camp (on the Namibian border).

    Sorry In can’t be anymore help with the Suricates but please let me know if you have any other questions.


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