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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.

Distribution: Inland areas of the north Namib Desert around Orepembe in Kaokoland.

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.

Epupa Camp

A tented camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements

Epupa Falls Lodge

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

Fort Sesfontein

On the border between Kaokoland and Damaraland this fort was built at the same time as the fort of Namutoni in Etosha

Kapika Waterfall Lodge

On a hill above the Kunene river, the lodge has tremendous views of the surrounding area and looks towards the Epupa Falls

Khowarib Lodge

An excellent base from which to explore the Kaokoland area.

Kunene River Lodge

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

Mopane Camp

In the village of Opuwo, this is a basic tented camp

Ohakane Lodge

One of the oldest lodges in the Kaokoland area, from here guest can visit Himba villages and other areas of interest in Kaokoland

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Near the tiny settlement of Puros, this luxury lodge offers you the ability to search for the desert adapted elephants

Okahirongo River Camp

On a hillside overlooking the Kunene River this small intimate camp offers accommodation for a maximum of 14 people.

Omarunga Camp

A comfortable tented camp close to the Epupa falls

Opuwo Country Lodge

This is one of the newer lodges in Opuwo - it has beautiful views over Kaokoland -a real desert oasis

Serra Cafema

Up-market luxury safari camp on the Kunene River - only reachable by light aircraft

Kaokoland Accommodation

Namibia Safari