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Striped legless skink

Skinks | Namibia

Introduction: There are 3 subspecies of striped legless skink, with the (Acontias lineatus lineatus) present in Namibia. It has a flattened, edged snout, ideal for burrowing in sandy, arid soils and target the bases of vegetation.

Distribution: Southern Namibia including the Fish River Canyon and the Orange River region.

Diet: Small vertebrates.

Colouring: A yellow back has a number of dark stripes or rows of spots and a plain belly.

Breeding: Female give birth to a single baby.

Size: Max SVL 145mm.

Ai-Ais Resort

Fairly basic accommodation at the famous hot-springs near the southern end of the Fish River Canyon

Canyon Lodge

Probably the most popular lodge in the area. Friendly staff, interesting rooms and an emphasis on growing all local produce make for a wonderful stay

Canyon Roadhouse

The smaller sibling to the Canon Lodge & Village, this fun establishment boasts loads of character

Canyon Village

Supposedly laid out like an African village - this tends to be second choice to the Lodge but still offers good value

Fish River Lodge

On the opposite edge of the canyon to all the other lodges, Fish River Lodge offers a unique perspective, excellent service and stunning views


Campsite close to the main viewpoint over the Fish River Canyon

Kaokoland Accommodation