Haache's Thick Toed Gecko
Geckos | Namibia
Introduction: Haache's thick-toed gecko (Pachydactylus haackei) is a large, sturdy gecko with sensitive skin, which is easily torn or ripped. Their preferred habitat is large rock outcrops on both upper and lower slopes of mountains in deserts and succulent veld. They enjoy basking during the day time at the crack entrance to large rock crevices and are also active during the evening.
Diet: Large insects such as beetles.
Colouring: The back is pink-grey with a series of indistinct blotches that from 7 irregular bands. The belly is a cream colour. The tail has a fat base and is about the same size as the head and the body.
Breeding: Females lay 2 large, round hard-shelled eggs in a rock crack.
Size: SVL 70 to 80mm. Max SVL 85mm.
Cabana's and permanently erected tents on the banks of the Orange River. This camp also serves as the starting base for several river rafting & canoeing adventures
An owner run lodge, set in a scenic and mountainous area, just off the main road between Keetmanshoop & Grunau. Comfortable well equipped rooms are complimented by game drives (including night drives) on the large farm
Nestled in the great valley of the Karas region and situated on the banks of the Orange River, about 50km from the South African / Namibia border post
The Orange River Lodge is situated near Noordoewer on the border between South Africa and Namibia
A small lodge set on the third biggest game reserve in Namibia. Expect tranquility and a very personalised service in a remote environment
Not quite Washington DC! This remote accommodation is basic but extremely popular with those looking for good honest accommodation.