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Marbled Rubber Frog

Frogs | Namibia

Introduction: Marbled rubber frog (Phrynomantis annectens) have flattened, elongated bodies and small eyes. They inhabit dry environments, with rocky regions or inselbergs. Calls are from concealed locations on land and in water. Their long, insect imitating trill, usually last for around 12secs.

Distribution: The entire range of the Namib Desert, stretching inland to border the Kalahari Desert in the south and over the Erongo Mountains and high ground south of Opuwo in the north as far east as Grootfontein. Found in Brandberg and Spitzkoppe and the Fish River Canyon.

Diet: Insects.

Colouration: Dark brown, black or silver-back upperparts. There are many irregular patches of either red, pink, yellow, orange or silver on eve skin. The undersides are a smooth pinkish-brown.

Breeding: Tadpoles reach up to 50mm, form in schools and feed on suspended algae in winter.

Maximum size: 40mm.

Ai-Ais Resort

Fairly basic accommodation at the famous hot-springs near the southern end of the Fish River Canyon

Canyon Lodge

Probably the most popular lodge in the area. Friendly staff, interesting rooms and an emphasis on growing all local produce make for a wonderful stay

Canyon Roadhouse

The smaller sibling to the Canon Lodge & Village, this fun establishment boasts loads of character

Canyon Village

Supposedly laid out like an African village - this tends to be second choice to the Lodge but still offers good value

Fish River Lodge

On the opposite edge of the canyon to all the other lodges, Fish River Lodge offers a unique perspective, excellent service and stunning views


Campsite close to the main viewpoint over the Fish River Canyon

Lodges at Sossusvlei