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Banded Thick Toed Gecko

Geckos | Namibia

Introduction: Banded thick-toed geckos (Pachydactylus fasciatus) are endemic to Namibia. They are a medium-sized gecko, slender with a flattened body. The thin tail is longer than the head and body. They live in small tunnels usually under boulders on sandy soils.

Distribution: Northern Damaraland extending to Kaokoland.

Diet: The back is light-brown to yellowish-brown with 3 regular crossbands on the body and a brown stripe around the head.

Colouring: Light-brown to yellowish-brown back, 3 crossbands on the body circle the head.

Breeding: Females lay 2 eggs in soil under rocks.

Size: SVL 40 to 50mm. Max SVL 52mm.

Epupa Camp

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

Epupa Falls Lodge

Previously this only provided campsites, but recently added rooms on stilts overlooking the river and falls. A rustic option but closest situated to Epupa Falls

Fort Sesfontein

On the border between Kaokoland and Damaraland this fort was built at the same time as the fort of Namutoni in Etosha

Kapika Waterfall Lodge

On a hill above the Kunene river, the lodge has tremendous views of the surrounding area and looks towards the Epupa Falls

Khowarib Lodge

An excellent base from which to explore the Kaokoland area.

Kunene River Lodge

An excellent lodge in a remote location on the banks of the Kunene River, for those interesting in birding, relaxing or river rafting this lodge is an absolute must

Mopane Camp

In the village of Opuwo, this is a basic tented camp

Ohakane Lodge

One of the oldest lodges in the Kaokoland area, from here guest can visit Himba villages and other areas of interest in Kaokoland

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Near the tiny settlement of Puros, this luxury lodge offers you the ability to search for the desert adapted elephants

Okahirongo River Camp

On a hillside overlooking the Kunene River this small intimate camp offers accommodation for a maximum of 14 people.

Omarunga Camp

A comfortable tented camp close to the Epupa falls

Opuwo Country Lodge

This is one of the newer lodges in Opuwo - it has beautiful views over Kaokoland -a real desert oasis

Serra Cafema

Up-market luxury safari camp on the Kunene River - only reachable by light aircraft

Kaokoland Accommodation

Namibia Safari