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Kalahari Purple Glossed Snake

Snakes | Namibia

Introduction: As the name suggests, the Kalahari purple-glossed snake (Amblyodipsas ventrimaculata) is found on mainly sandy soils associated with the Kalahari Desert. It is a small snake, with smooth scale and a bluntish snout.

Distribution: From Windhoek and the Khomas Hochland Highlands north through the western areas of Etosha National Park and the central and northern Kalahari Desert extending eastwards through Tsumkwe into Botswana.

Diet: Burrowing reptiles, skinks and garter snakes.

Breeding: Females may lay around 3 eggs.

Colouring: The back has a broad purple-brown to black dorsal stripe with yellow tipped scales. The belly is white.

Size: Max SVL male 305mm, female 445mm.

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