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Western Olive Toad

Frogs | Namibia

Introduction: Western olive toad (Amietophrynus poweri) are named after a former director of the McGregor Museum in Kimberley (1947-1958), John Hyacinth Power, a noted herpetologist. This species have characteristic large eyes, a thickset, robust body and a blunt snout. They usually occur around vleis and pans associated with thornveld savannah.

Distribution: Throughout most of north-central and northern Namibia less for most of the northern Namib Desert. Found in Etosha National Park, Windhoek, the Otjozondjupa Region, Tsumkwe, Kaudom Game Park and the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).

Diet: Mainly insects.

Colouration: Often confused with the Eastern olive toad, when their distribution ranges overlap.

Breeding: Tadpoles can free-swim after 24hrs and complete development into frog takes place after around 10 or 11 weeks.

Maximum size: 100mm.

Fiume Bush Camp

A satellite camp to Fiume Lodge, the Bush Camp requires a minimum two night stay and is the base for top quality guided excursions to visit a local Bushman / San community

Nhoma Camp

A partially community owned camp - allows guest to gain an insight into the lives of the local Bushman community

Tsumkwe Lodge

In the town of Tsumkwe this lodge offers an opportunity to visit the local San communities

Lodges at Sossusvlei