Namaqua Day Gecko
Geckos | Namibia
Introduction: Namaqua day geckos (Phelsuma ocellata) are small day geckos with a small inner toe. Their prominent eyelids cannot close as they form a continuous ring around their large eyes. Look out for them running and jumping between boulders on rocky outcrops and rock strewn hillsides. They will forage on succulent bushes or fig trees.
Distribution: An isolated species can be found in and around Fish River Canyon.
Diet: Small beetles and insects.
Colouring: The back is light brown to blue white with a pink tinge.
Breeding: Females lay 1 or 2 small, hard-shelled eggs laid under a piece of rock in September. Additional clutches are often laid later in the breeding season.
Size: SVL 30 to 40mm. Max SVL 42mm.
Fairly basic accommodation at the famous hot-springs near the southern end of the Fish River Canyon
Probably the most popular lodge in the area. Friendly staff, interesting rooms and an emphasis on growing all local produce make for a wonderful stay
The smaller sibling to the Canon Lodge & Village, this fun establishment boasts loads of character
Supposedly laid out like an African village - this tends to be second choice to the Lodge but still offers good value
On the opposite edge of the canyon to all the other lodges, Fish River Lodge offers a unique perspective, excellent service and stunning views
Campsite close to the main viewpoint over the Fish River Canyon