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Ovambo tree skink

Skinks | Namibia

Introduction: Ovambo tree skinks (Mabuya binotata) live in tree hollows of mopane trees, especially in Halali Rest Camp, Etosha National Park. They also enter rock crevices and cracks. They are a shy species making them difficult to catch and therefore study in a preferred dry savannah habitat. A feature of this species is that their relatively long forelimbs and hind limbs overlap when pressed against the body.

Distribution: Northern Namibia from Etosha National Park to Epupa Falls. They are common in Etosha. The northern range extends to Oshakati.

Diet: Beetles and grasshoppers close to home.

Colouring: The back is olive-grey and the belly is white. There is a wide, black band on the side of the neck.

Breeding: Not known.

Size: Max SVL 127mm.

Ongula Village Homestead Lodge

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.

Ruacana Eha Lodge

Situated at the Ruacana falls on the Namibia / Angola border - this lodge serves as a gateway between Kaokoland and Owamboland

Uukwaluhdi Safari Lodge

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.

Kaokoland Accommodation