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Speckled Thick Toed Gecko

Geckos | Namibia

Introduction: Speckled thick-toed geckos (Pachydactylus punctatus) are small, terrestrial geckos, common to Namibia and suitable for almost any habitat. They live on sandy soils, sheltering under any suitable cover such as tunnels, rotting logs and stones. Their preferred habitat is dry savannah.

Distribution: Throughout Namibia including Etosha National Park, Fish River Canyon and the Kalahari Desert, but not in found in the harsher conditions of the Namib Desert. Their range extends along the Carprivi Strip to Victoria Falls.

Diet: They emerge at night to hunt for small invertebrates

Colouring: Colouration is varied and the back may be pale grey to purple-brown, with numerous dark spots and scattered light spots, hence the name.

Breeding: Females lay 2 eggs in midsummer.

Size: SVL 25 to 35mm. Max SVL 39mm.

Elegant Farmstead

On an old mission station south of Okahandja, the farm Otjisazu is full of historical interest

Gross Barmen Hot Springs

Situated some distance west of Okahandja the natural hot spring has been tapped and is used to full both an indoor and outdoor pool

Okahandja Country Hotel

A tranquil garden & African decor give this country hotel laid back, relaxed feeling. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Okahandja

Omatozu Game Farm

A game farm which offers a 'boutique camping experience' with accommodation in air-conditioned permanently erected tents

Oropoko Lodge

Situated on farmland west of Okahandja, Oropoko has a well stocked game park

Namibia Safari