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Cape Rough Scaled Lizard

Lizards | Namibia

Introduction: The Cape rough-scaled lizard (Ichnotropis capensis) is a medium-sized lizard with a narrow head.

Distribution: North-eastern Namibia including Etosha Pan.

Diet: Termites and insects are sought throughout the day.

Colouring: Adults are a uniform grey to yellowish-brown or red-brown with a narrow, white dorsolateral stripe bordered by black blotches. A broad, black stripe on the side is bordered below by another white stripe. The belly is white.

Breeding: Females dig a small burrow in soft soil, laying 3 to 9 eggs that hatch in 56 to 77 days in January to March. The female is able to lay 2 clutches before she heads off to the great lizard cemetery in the sky.

Size: SVL min 50 to 60mm. Max SVL 62mm.

Emanya at Etosha

A blend of African excitement & luxury are the order of the day at this luxury lodge

Etosha Aoba Lodge

Small mid-price lodge close to the park gate - situated of the private Fischer's pan reserve

Mokuti Lodge

Large lodge situated at the Namutoni entrance gate to Etosha. Excellent facilities but expect to share these with large group tours

Mushara Bush Camp

The latest edition to the Mushara Collection offers mid-range tented accommodation

Mushara Lodge

Good accommodation at a reasonable price, close to the park entrance

Mushara Outpost

Small intimate tented camp built on raised platforms, good for privacy and a 'luxury outdoor' feel


Inside the park borders, built around Fort Namutoni. Recently upgraded to appeal to more 'up-market' visitors

Onguma Bush Camp

Newly renovated, good mid market option for self-drive tourists

Onguma Tented Camp

A tented camp just outside Etosha

Onguma The Fort

Luxury lodge built around a fort on Fischer's Pan. Easy access to the park

Onguma Tree Top Camp

Small exclusive camp, built on raised platforms - a popular option with those seeking an exclusive new perspective

Onkoshi Camp

The first new accommodation to be built inside the Etosha National Park in over 30 years. The camp sits on a wooden deck on an isolated peninsula overlooking the pan

Villa Mushara

Very exclusive private suites, all mod-cons and luxuries

Luderitz Accommodation