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Bradfield's Dwarf Gecko

Geckos | Namibia

Introduction: Bradfield's dwarf gecko (Lygodactylus bernardi) is a small gecko, similar to the Cape dwarf gecko, but slightly smaller in size. They live mainly in trees, dead logs and on branches in mopane scrub.

Distribution: Throughout Namibia less for the Namib Desert, but including Fish River Canyon, the Kalahari Desert but absent in the Caprivi Strip. Placement includes around the Orange River extending northwards to the Kalahari Desert.

Diet: Ants and termites often laying wait on their trails.

Colouring: The back is grey-brown, the belly is a cream colour and there is a series of light spots towards the end of the tail.

Breeding: Females lay 2 hard-shelled eggs under tree bark and hollow stems.

Size: SVL 25 to 30mm. Max SVL 30mm.

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

Namibia Safari