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.
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.
A luxury camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements
Set high on the hill above the settlement of Epupam offers good views of the Kunene River and surrounding area.
A comfortable tented camp close to the Epupa falls, the big swimming pool is a welcome relief from this area's usual heat.