Skinks | Namibia
Introduction: The medium-sized variable skinks (Mabuya varia) can be found on grassland, dry and savannah type habitats. They forage on broken ground, climbing on the bases of trees and rocks in search of food, which is ambushed when they dash from under cover.
Diet: Insects such as grasshoppers, caterpillars and termites. Spiders and at times lizards are preyed upon.
Colouring: Variable colours (hence the name) such as black, olive, pale brown or red-brown. At times the back has black spots although there is always a distinct, while lateral stripe down the backbone and on the upper sides. The belly is bluish-white.
Breeding: Females give birth to small broods of between 2 to 4 babies. Some mothers have given birth to up to 10 young though. Incubation periods are around 60 days. Females also live longer than males.
Size: Max SVL 65mm.
Situated north-east of Grootfontein this serves as an gateway between the Caprivi and central Namibia
Around 80km north of Grootfontein this lodge acts as a gateway to Namibia's north east (the Kavango & Zambezi Region)
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
Ten kilometers outside of Otavi this lodge offers a relaxing environment and is ideal for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and birders
Initially a Christian mission station this property was converted into a lodge in 1999. The Ghaub caves nearby are well worth a visit
Horse riding, game and beautiful surroundings are just some of the reasons to stay at this lodge
A convenient stop close to Otavi
Large resort offering a restaurant, bar and olympic sized pool in Tsumeb
Situated near the center of Tsumeb this is a popular hotel.
A courtyard atmosphere, traditional garden and German cuisine can be found at this Tsumeb hotel.
Close encounters of the wild side - experience the Namibian veld on foot with Bruno, an enigmatic & knowledgeable guide
10 peaceful chalets provide accommodation at this lodge just north of Otavi
a campsite in a rural setting 80km north of Grootfontein on the main road towards Rundu & the Zambezi Region
Basic accommodation just a few kilometers from the town of Grootfontein
An eclectic lodge, allows for visits to a San community as well as offering reasonably priced overnight accommodation
Situated 20km west of Tsumeb
Between Otavi and Tsumeb.