Common Namib Day Gecko
Geckos | Namibia
Introduction: Common Namib day geckos (Rhoptropus afer) are small geckos that prefer a habitat of sheet rock associated with dry gravel plains of a rocky desert. They are very active creatures that shoot quickly between slabs of rock, perfect resting places that compliment their natural camouflage. They are able to live in the hottest areas of the desert, sheltering in rock cracks from the hot midday sun and cooling off in the wind by climbing to a suitable point to raise the body and cool off. The yellow underparts are displayed in acts of social behaviour by curling the tail upwards.
Distribution: Restricted to the coastal regions of the Namib Desert, northwards from the Kuiseb River.
Diet: Ants and small beetles.
Colouring: The back is light olive to grey-brown decorated with red-brown and pale spots. The belly and chest are a bluish-white colour.
Breeding: Females lay 2 white, hard-shelled oval eggs under rock pieces.
Size: SVL 35 to 50mm. Max SVL 55mm.
This small luxury camp is the latest addition to the Wolwedans Lodge collection. It is situated around 45km south of the other lodges and therefore offers an insight into a different aspect of the NamibRand Nature Reserve
A small intimate lodge in an amazing part of the Namib Desert. While the lodge can be used as a base from which to visit the dunes at Sossusvlei, the tranquil and beautiful environment make it a destination in it's own right
Dunes Camp is the simplest of the establishments on the Namib Rand reserve. Accommodation comes in the form of dome tents each with own bathroom.
Wooden units built on platforms overlooking the NamibRand Reserve. As with all the Wolwedans properties expect some of the best views in Namibia, great food and excellent service
An upmarket extension to the Dunes Lodge
Ever fancied your own house surrounded by nothing but the Namib Desert? This luxurious property gives you just that, and way more