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Tandy's Sand Frog

Frogs | Namibia

Introduction: Tandy's sand frog (Tomopterna tandyi) are named after the American zoologist, Mills Tandy, who is credited with collecting the first specimen. Their habitat range is wide and they are most common in Nama Karoo grassland and savannah. Calls are a series of quick, high-pitched melodious notes, lasting for several seconds.

Distribution: Throughout Namibia including the Namib Desert, Etosha National Park, Kalahari Desert, Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), Kavango and Kunene Regions and the central plateau.

Diet: Insects, earthworms, spiders.

Colouration: Brown to grey upperparts with lighter and darker patches. Other features include a pale vertebral line and a pair of pale dorsalateral lines. The skin is warty, the underside white.

Breeding: Breeds in small streams, farm dams, pans and temporary rain pools.

Maximum size: 55mm.

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