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Striped blind legless skinks

Skinks | Namibia

Introduction: There are 3 subspecies of the striped blind legless skink found in the southern African region with (Typhlosaurus lineatus lineatus) particular to Namibia. It is a small lizard, commonly found in wind-strewn sand that collects at the base of grass tufts and bushes, desert dunes and sand ridges.

Distribution: Some Kalahari regions of Namibia such as Stampriet in the south and around the Tsumkwe region in the north of the country.

Diet: Mainly termites.

Colouring: All black specimens are common, although the Namibian subspecies may have a yellow-golden back with around 6 thin dark stripes and a white belly.

Breeding: A couple of large babies are born in mid-January to early March. Gestation periods are usually around 20 weeks.

Size: Max SVL 180mm.

Fiume Bush Camp

A satellite camp to Fiume Lodge, the Bush Camp requires a minimum two night stay and is the base for top quality guided excursions to visit a local Bushman / San community

Nhoma Camp

A partially community owned camp - allows guest to gain an insight into the lives of the local Bushman community

Tsumkwe Lodge

In the town of Tsumkwe this lodge offers an opportunity to visit the local San communities

Kaokoland Accommodation