Office girls out and about – a weekend away at Erindi Private Game Reserve

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We departed Swakopmund just after lunch towards a visible mass of clouds building up in the direction of Omaruru.  We were on our way to Erind Private Game Reserve, a stunning 71,000 ha wildlife wilderness, just a few hours’ drive from both Swakopmund and Windhoek. We moved onto the D2328, excited, knowing that at any second the clouds would break. We neared the Erindi Private Game Reserve when finally with one loud bang of thunder the clouds opened with a […]

An Eco Dune Tour with Sean

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The Eco Dune Tour or “Living Desert” I recently asked Sean if I could join him on one of our Eco Dune Tours for a much needed break from the office. Sean, happy to have the extra company, picked me up at around 08h00 in one of our stretch Landcruisers. I was lucky enough to sit in the co-captain’s seat and thus had the chance to bombard Sean with all my many questions. Once we had all guests aboard, we […]

The Batis LOGO

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The Pririt Batis Our beautiful logo and name was inspired by the Pririt Batis – a small passerine bird in the wattle-eye family. Resident in Southern Africa and southwestern Angola, it is a small stout insect-eating bird, found in dry broadleaf woodland and thorn scrub. It hunts by flycatching, or by taking prey from the ground like a shrike.

Meet the Batis Team

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STEVE & LOUISE BRAINE The name Steve Braine is well known within Namibia as he has been involved with ornithology and natural history within Namibia from a very young age, contributing invaluable data to Namibian Ornithology and natural history. During the past 30 years, he has captured and ringed (banded) raptors and contributed and published several articles on the distribution and other aspects of ornithology in popular journals and magazines. He has discovered several new butterfly species as well as […]