The Best Bird-watching in Windhoek at Arebbusch Travel Lodge
Are you planning a trip to do some bird-watching while enjoying the incredible nature and wildlife that Windhoek offers? Make sure you stop off at Arebbusch Travel Lodge to start enjoying the bounty of this diverse country and its incredible birdlife straight away.
Arebbusch Travel Lodge is ideally located for those flying into (or out of) Windhoek from Africa and abroad, just 48 kilometers from Hosea Kutako International Airport, and 5 minutes’ drive from Eros Airport.
Ideally, you should spend a few nights at this popular travel lodge on arrival, but you’re also welcome to pop in for a visit if you want to enjoy a day in natural surroundings close to the city.
Why Choose Arebbusch Lodge for Birdwatching?
Visitors to Arebbusch Lodge will find no shortage of opportunities for ticking some of Namibia’s 699 bird species off your list.
Arebbusch Travel Lodge is currently engaged with the Namibia Bird Club in a project to document as many of the birds on the property.
So far, this exercise has revealed that Arebbusch is home to more than 38 of these avian treasures, including the Rosy-Faced lovebird, one of Africa’s only parrots and possibly the cutest. We look forward to identifying many more in collaboration with the Namibia Bird Club and adding our sightings to the list of birds found in the gardens at Arebbusch.
Other colorful species include the lovely blue waxbill, feisty Southern Red Bishop, Marico Sunbird, Swallow Tailed Bee-eater, and entertaining Cape glossy and violet-backed starlings.
Some of the other dowdier, but no less interesting, species include:
- Grey-backed camaroptera
- Pririt Batis
- Grey Go-Away Bird
- White-backed Mousebird
- Chestnut-vented tit-babbler
- Marico flycatcher
- African Palm Swift
- Rock martin
- Common Scimitarbill
Many of Namibia’s other common types of birds are represented at Arebbusch Travel Lodge, including:
- Finches – Red-Headed and Scaly Feathered Finches
- Whydahs – Shaft-Tailed Whydah and Long-Tailed Paradise Whydah
- Swifts – Bradfield’s and Little Swifts
Black-Chested Prinias, White Browed Sparrow-Weavers, Red-Billed Spurfowl, Greater Striped Swallows, Cape Wagtails, and Black-Faced Waxbills make up the count at Arebbusch Travel Lodge.
Or course, you’ll also get to see local household favorites such as the House Sparrow, Pied Crow, Speckled Pigeons, Black-Throated Canaries, and Laughing Doves.
Bird-watching Options at Arebbusch Travel Lodge
If you’re planning to visit for the day, relax in the restaurant listening to the high-pitched trill of the Burnt-Necked Eremomela, chattering of Southern-Masked Weavers, and urgings of the Cape Turtle Dove. All the while, steely eyed Acacia Pied Barbets and African Red-Eyed Bulbuls keep watch over the proceedings.
There’s no better way to enjoy fantastic local and international fare during your visit to Windhoek. If you’d rather visit solely for the purpose of bird-watching, you’re welcome to enjoy the experience without eating, but few can resist a slice of our cake with a cup of tea or coffee when they visit.
At Arebbusch, you’ve also got the option to grab a grilled steak or a delicious wood-fired pizza fresh from the oven.
Overnight guests have even more options for ticking our resident species off their list with full access to all the facilities of the lodge, its restaurants and magnificent surrounds. You can even relax by the pool with your binoculars, bird book, and cocktail in hand.
If you’d like a more intensive experience, you can take part in a guided tour in the company of an experienced local bird-watching tour guide. Please book in advance for this experience.
Those who love to get out in nature, can spoil themselves with a few nights in our tented camp bordering on the natural habitat of the area and offering boundless opportunities for bird-watching from your covered deck.
Alternatively, you can pitch your tent or set up your caravan in one of our luxury campsites, complete with a private bathroom and kitchen area.
Others who prefer life’s little luxuries will find no shortage of accommodation options for self-catering or bed and breakfast stays. Arebbusch Travel Lodge’s offerings sleep from two to six people.
Arebbusch Travel Lodge offers the perfect opportunity for nature lovers and bird watchers to enjoy rewarding bird sightings in a safe, clean, and family-friendly environment anytime they’re in Windhoek.
A Great Starting Point for Your Namibian Holiday
Thanks to its excellent location close to the city and all the main thoroughfares in the area, Arebbusch Travel Lodge is the perfect place to kick off your Namibian adventure with bird-watching in Windhoek.
Book a few nights and enjoy a comfortable, hospitable stay while you stock up on groceries or arrange your vehicle hire before heading out to make the most of Namibia’s fascinating landscapes and natural attractions.
Get in touch to book your spot or to find out more about bird-watching in Namibia.
Please Note: The details shared herein were correct at the time of publishing. However, with time some of this information may change. We recommend confirming information with suppliers prior to making final travel arrangements. If you do happen to find an issue with any information we’ve shared here, please feel free to contact us so that we can make the relevant changes.