Kaokoveld Namib Day Gecko
Geckos | Namibia
Introduction: The Kaokoveld Namib day gecko (Rhoptropus biporosus) is another small species similar to Barnard's Namib day gecko, although it has a slimmer appearance, a rounder snout and a thinner tail. The tail is flattened and is slightly shorter than the head and body. These features allow them to be active in and amongst regions of low rocky outcrops and larger boulders, preferring flat surfaces.
Diet: Any insects within range.
Colouring: The back is light grey to fawn with scattered markings. The belly is white to cream.
Breeding: Females lay 2 hard-shelled eggs laid in the cracks of rocks or in sand under a rock slab.
Size: SVL 40 to 50mm. Max SVL 55mm.
A tented camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements
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
On the border between Kaokoland and Damaraland this fort was built at the same time as the fort of Namutoni in Etosha
On a hill above the Kunene river, the lodge has tremendous views of the surrounding area and looks towards the Epupa Falls
An excellent base from which to explore the Kaokoland area.
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
In the village of Opuwo, this is a basic tented camp
One of the oldest lodges in the Kaokoland area, from here guest can visit Himba villages and other areas of interest in Kaokoland
Near the tiny settlement of Puros, this luxury lodge offers you the ability to search for the desert adapted elephants
On a hillside overlooking the Kunene River this small intimate camp offers accommodation for a maximum of 14 people.
A comfortable tented camp close to the Epupa falls
This is one of the newer lodges in Opuwo - it has beautiful views over Kaokoland -a real desert oasis
Up-market luxury safari camp on the Kunene River - only reachable by light aircraft