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Western Thread Snake

Snakes | Namibia

Introduction: The western thread snake (Leptotyphlops occidentalis) is a desert and arid savannah dweller. Predators include scorpions and spiders.

Distribution: Kaololand, Damaraland, Swakopmund and south to the Orange River including Fish River Canyon.

Diet: Fleas, ants, termites

Colouring: The body is light grey-brown to purple brown, paler below. Pale-edged scales allow for a chequered effect.

Breeding: Females lay around 4 very small eggs.

Size: Max SVL 264mm.

Dabis Guest Farm

A working farm in southern Namibia. Offers an insight into sheep farming is this arid region

Duwisib Castle

The completely off his rocker 'Baron' von Wolf built this castle in the middle of nowhere. Rumours abound about this gun toting, cross dressing loon! Accommodation is available within the castle and a well shaded campsite is also on offer

Duwisib Guest Farm

This lovely guest farm offers self catering accommodation on a property adjacent to the Duwisib Castle

Kanaan Desert Retreat

On the scenic D707 road and bordering on the Namib Naukluft park, lies this spectacular property. Accommodation is offered in a small tented camp or en-suite rooms at the old farmhouse

Namseb Lodge

Formerly an Ostrich farm the lodge property is now largely dedicated to Namibian wildlife. The lodge itself offers standard bed & breakfast rooms as well as self catering chalets

Namtib Guest Farm

Situated in the Tiras mountains, an owner run guest farm that offers a warm welcome and even better scenery