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Peter's Platanna

Frogs | Namibia

Introduction: Peter's platanna (Xenopus petersii) are named after the German herpetologist, W.C.H. Peter's (1815-1883). Permanent water bodies are their favoured habitat, which includes lakes, wells, and rivers in mainly savannah regions.

Distribution: From Epupa Falls extending along the river border regions with Angola to the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) and on to Victoria Falls.

Diet: Aquatic insects and spiders.

Colouration: Brown to dark grey upperparts adorned with irregular dark blotches. A number of lateral line organs are visible along the flanks.

Breeding: Tadpoles grow up to 80mm. Their flattened bodies resemble a small catfish.

Maximum size: 80mm.

Epupa Camp

A luxury camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements

Kapika Waterfall Lodge

Set high on the hill above the settlement of Epupam offers good views of the Kunene River and surrounding area.

Omarunga Camp

A comfortable tented camp close to the Epupa falls, the big swimming pool is a welcome relief from this area's usual heat.

Lodges at Sossusvlei