The Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis), also known as the Rosy-collared or Peach-faced Lovebird, is a species of lovebird native to arid regions in southwestern Africa such as the Namib Desert. A loud and constant chirper, these birds are very social animals and often congregate in small groups in the wild.
There was a small flock along the Kunene River.
This one was seen at Oppi-Koppi Rest Camp in Kamanjab.
Spectacular in flight!
They have a specific range from Angola through Namibia and into the Kgalagadi NP in South Africa. There are reports of them in Etosha NP and I personally saw them in Kamanjab, Kunene River and Omaruru.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ROSY-FACED LOVEBIRDS
World Parrot Trust
Beautiful footage from Namibia
Documentary slide show in German but still interesting to English speakers.
We needed a place to break the journey between two birding hotspots – Kunene River Lodge and Huab Lodge so Oase Guest House in Kamanjab was a good choice for our budget. It’s right off the main road as you drive south and enter Kamanjab from the north.
The property is very secure with a huge wall around it and a pool in the back.
The fan-cooled brick rooms were actually a good size and had ensuite bathrooms and wifi.
Dinner is served a-la-carte and they had some good choices at good prices. Breakfast is a continental buffet.
I had been hoping to see birds in the garden but there weren’t any.
Someone told me there were Rosy-faced Lovebirds visiting another guesthouse just down the street a bit called Oppi-Koppi Rest Camp so I had to go over for a peek! They were kind enough to let me see this little guy and his friend having a meal!
Kamanjab is kind of in the middle of no-where so whether you are headed north or south, I strongly suggest filling up your fuel tank before moving on. I didn’t see any petrol stations between here and Huab Lodge. There aren’t any restaurants that I could see in town so plan on eating at the guest house.