Entomology

Namibia boasts an impressive 487 indigenous species of Insects of which four butterfly species have been named after Steve.

The entomological trips in Namibia are best taken in the summer during the rainy periods when most insects are actively visible. Here we will concentrate on the Lepidoptera – Butterflies and Moths, as well as Coleoptera – various Beetle species.

While many of the insects in the Namib Desert are dependent on the rainfall there are several endemic species which can be found throughout the year such as the Fog-Basking Beetle Onymacris unguicularis, Trench-Digging Beetle Lepidochora discoidalis and several other Tenebrionids.

View our entomology sample itinerary here:

Namibia – 14 Nights & 15 Days Entomology Tour

Overview:

Namibia boasts an impressive 487 indigenous species of insects of which four butterfly species have been named after our very own Steve Braine. This particular tour starts in Walvis Bay, which receives direct flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Windhoek, and ends in Windhoek. We will visit Namibia’s most iconic places including Namib Desert, Etosha National Park, Okavango River and Waterberg Plateau National Park.

Route:

Swakopmund – Erongo Mountains – Etosha National Park – Kavango River – Mahango Game Reserve – Otavi Mountains – Waterberg – Windhoek

Target Species:

Large Dancing White Lady Spider, Fog Basking Beetle, Trench digging Beetle, Six eyed crab Spider, Namib Thick-tailed Scorpion, Assasin Bug (Welwitschia Bug), Boquet’s Green-eyed Vagrant, Doubleday’s Orange, Lilac Tip, Large Blue Charaxes, Braine Straight-lined Sapphire, White-cloaked Skipper, Braine’s Charaxes, Pale-yellow Acraea