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Common Purple Glossed Snake

Snakes | Namibia

Introduction: Common purple-glossed snakes (Amblyodipsas polyepsis) is a stocky snake with smooth scales. This species prefer a savannah habitat, entering dry forest. They are a docile species which rarely bites.

Distribution: Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) through to Victoria Falls extending into the Panhandle of the Okavango Delta.

Diet: Burrowing reptiles including skinks, blind and worm snakes. They will sneak up on sleeping lizards in their burrows at night.

Colouring: The back and belly are glossy dark brown to black with a purple sheen, hence the name.

Breeding: Females may lay 2 eggs.

Size: Max SVL male 495mm, female 1m.

Caprivi Mutoya Lodge

Caprivi Mutoya Lodge offers an ideal base to day trip into some of the Zambezi Regions most well-known national parks and a famous world heritage site.

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A four room private camp set inside the Nkasa Rupara National Park. A remote and private location in Namibia's least visited hidden gems of a game park makes this a must visit lodge. The lodge can also be booked for exclusive use on a self catering basis

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A self catering family oriented lodge which offers excellent fishing opportunities