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Speckled burrowing skink

Skinks | Namibia

Introduction: The speckled burrowing skink (Typhlacontias punctatissimus) is the smallest and most slender member of this species. Stones are a major source of shelter and they are also found in sand on stony hillsides and sand at the base of trees or under the leaves of Welwitschia plants.

Distribution: Sparsely vegetated desert of the north Namib Desert, such as the Kunene sand sea and into Marienfluss Valley as far south as the Munutum River.

Diet: Not known.

Colouring: A black spot on some scale rows give the body a striped appearance. A golden brown dorsal band, head and side black lines and speckled rows on the belly and underside of the tail as well as marbled head spots, add to the beauty of this creature.

Breeding: Females give birth to a few babies each breeding season.

Size: Max SVL 86mm.

Etendeka Mountain Camp

This remote lodge is a truly unique destination. Stunning scenery, award winning conservation and highly personal service are just some of the reasons that just about everyone who knows Namibia rates this as one of it's finest destinations

Grootberg Lodge

An extremely popular and well managed lodge which is owned by the local community, Grootberg has stunning views and interesting activities including Rhino tracking & Damara village visits

Hobatere Lodge

On the far western edge of the park, just outside the Galton Gate, this is an excellent location to explore Etosha, Damaraland and the remote Kaokoland area

Huab Lodge

A small private lodge, with attentive management. Activities centre on the Huab river which attracts game and a wonderful variety of birdlife. This is the perfect destination to relax for a few days and enjoy the tranquility of the bush.

Melissa's Guest House

In the dusty village of Kamanjab, many guests stay here in order to visit the nearby Himba village

Oppi Koppi Restcamp

Just outside the town of Kamanjab lies this small restcamp

Otjitotongwe Cheetah Farm

A non-profit organisation aimed at conserving Namibia's cheetah population. The lodge offers superb photographic opportunities at scheduled cheetah feedings, and also offers guided game drives to view wild cheetah.

Palmwag Lodge

This lodge is such an institution that Palmwag, which is no more than the lodge and a petrol station, is marked on every Namibian map. An excellent location to explore the remote conservancies of north western Namibia - and perhaps encounter some of the rare rhino or desert adapted elephant which the area is famous for

Palmwag Desert Rhino Camp

A mobile camp, specialising in finding desert rhino. Offers a luxurious and exclusive experience.

Rustig Toko Lodge

On a large farm, offering visits to the nomadic Himba people.

Kaokoland Accommodation