Holub's Sandveld Lizard
Lizards | Namibia
Introduction: Holub's sandveld lizard (Nucras taeniolata) is a small lizard that forages around tufts of grass and at the bases of bushes. It will escape from the heat and predators by making a small tunnel in broken rocky ground.
Distribution: An isolated population in central and northern Namibia, although not associated with the Windhoek area.
Diet: Small insects, particularly beetles.
Colouring: Distinctive striped pattern colour of 3 well-marked, pale stripes along the back that extend onto the back of the head. There are a couple of rows of spots on the flanks. The tail is a light buff colour and adults have a grey or buff to reddish-brown back.
Breeding: Females usually hatch 4 to 5 eggs, laid in midsummer.
Size: SVL 70 to 85mm. Max SVL 94mm.
A traditional Owambo homestead which offers a unique opportunity of interacting with the local community while getting involved in local activities such as cattle herding and basket making.
Situated at the Ruacana falls on the Namibia / Angola border - this lodge serves as a gateway between Kaokoland and Owamboland
North of Etosha, east of Osahakati & west of Opuwo this remote lodge is situated on the vast plains of the Omusati Region. Attractions here include tracking Black Rhino.