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San Steyn's Thick Toed Gecko

Geckos | Namibia

Introduction: San Steyn's thick-toed gecko (Pachydactylus sansteyni) is endemic to Namibia. It is small and slender with enlarged hind limbs. They live on the ground mostly under sandstone boulders on sandy soil.

Distribution: They are found in the vicinity of Kuidas in south Kaokoland, extending north to the Kunene River mouth.

Diet: They emerge at night to feed on small insects.

Colouring: The back is mauvish-brown above with a series of dark brown spots on the body.

Breeding: Females lay a clutch of 2 eggs.

Size: SVL 35 to 45mm. Max SVL 48mm.

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