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Anchieta's Agama

Lizards | Namibia

Introduction: Anchieta's agama (Agama anchietae) is a small lizard with a broad head and short, rounded snout. The tail is half the length of the body and head. This species has similar behavioural patterns to the southern spiny agama.

Distribution: Southern Namibia including the Orange River extending into Fish River Canyon spreading northwards to the central highlands as far north as the northern town of Opuwo and Epupa Falls.

Diet: Ants, termites, beetles and grasshoppers.

Colouring: Pinkish-brown upper body with reddish-brown flanks and a white belly.

Breeding: Females lay between 10 to 12 soft-shelled eggs.

Size: SVL 60 to 80mm. Max SVL 90mm.

Alte Kalkofen Lodge

80km west of Keetmanshoop, named after the large lime ovens found on the farms. Boasts the largest collection of lithops in Namibia

Birds Mansion

A popular establishment in the southern Namibian town of Keetmanshoop

Canyon Hotel

A large air-conditioned hotel in Keetmanshoop. A useful stop en-route to the Fish River Canyon and South Africa

Keetmanshoop Central Lodge

Good facilities make this an excellent overnight choice

Mesosaurus Fossil Site & Quiver Tree Dolerite Park

The undisputed winner of the longest lodge name in Namibia, MFSQTDP offers accommodation at reasonable prices

Quiver Tree Forest Rest Camp

Close to the Quiver Tree Forest this is a popular choice

Luderitz Accommodation