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Kalahari Ground Gecko

Geckos | Namibia

Introduction: The Kalahari ground gecko (Colopus wahlbergii) is a small, attractive gecko with a slender body and overlapping granular scales on the back. It prefers flat sandy plains with scattered vegetation. Predators include snakes, small carnivores and owls.

Distribution: Some Kalahari regions of northern Namibia, the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls.

Diet: Small insects, termites and grasshoppers.

Colouring: The back is light orange to brown and the belly is a 'chalky white'.

Breeding: Females lay 2 hard-shelled eggs.

Size: SVL 45 to 50mm. Max SVL 52mm.

Arnhem Cave Rest Camp

The Arnhem Caves are the largest in Namibia, this simple rest camp allows guests to explore these caves

Eningu Clay House

Built from locally made red Kalahari clay bricks this is a wonderful lodge. Expect good food, stunning Kalahari sunsets and a warm welcome

Kiripotib Guest Farm

Hans and Claudia run an excellent guest farm - activities include game drives, learning about (and eating) local sheep, the art centre and carpet weaving. We think this is one of the best guest farms in Namibia

Sandune Lodge

Offers a variety of accommodation styles from guest houses to a tented camp.

Namibia Safari