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.
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.
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.