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Common Riverfrog

Frogs | Namibia

Introduction: Common riverfrogs (Amietia angolensis) were first recorded in Angola. They have streamlined bodies with a narrow head and a pointed snout. The banks of slow-moving streams are a favoured habitat, as are other permanent bodies of water. A series of 6 or 7 rapid clicks followed by a short croak can be heard year-round.

Distribution: Along the Namibian range of the Orange River and the far-eastern reaches of the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).

Diet: Aquatic insects and spiders.

Colouration: The upperparts are various shades of green or brown, dotted with eye-sized circular dark blotches. Other features include a pale vertebral line and grey or mottled lower skin flank colouring. The underside is smooth and white. The throat is sometimes marbled black, brown or grey.

Breeding: Tadpoles grow up to 80mm. Development is slow; 9 to 12 months is not uncommon, but 2 years has been recorded if food is in short supply or the water is of a very low temperature.

Maximum size: 90mm.

The Cababnas | Camp Provenance

Cabana's and permanently erected tents on the banks of the Orange River. This camp also serves as the starting base for several river rafting & canoeing adventures

Goibib Mountain Lodge

An owner run lodge, set in a scenic and mountainous area, just off the main road between Keetmanshoop & Grunau. Comfortable well equipped rooms are complimented by game drives (including night drives) on the large farm

Norotshama Lodge

Nestled in the great valley of the Karas region and situated on the banks of the Orange River, about 50km from the South African / Namibia border post

Orange River Lodge

The Orange River Lodge is situated near Noordoewer on the border between South Africa and Namibia

Sandfontein Lodge

A small lodge set on the third biggest game reserve in Namibia. Expect tranquility and a very personalised service in a remote environment

The White House

Not quite Washington DC! This remote accommodation is basic but extremely popular with those looking for good honest accommodation.

Lodges at Sossusvlei