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Pan Hinged Terrapins

Turtles | Namibia

Introduction: The Pan Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios subniger) is a small hinged terrapin carrying a smooth, rounded shell and a small plastral hinge. It has a large head, a blunt snout and smooth beak. In periods of drought they can often be found on land scarred by fire.

Distribution: Pans and temporary water ways of the Bwabwata National Park and Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), Zambezi and Chobe Rivers.

Diet: Small frogs and invertebrates.

Colouring: A uniform brown shell that turns brown-grey when dry. The bridge is yellow and brown and the head is brown. The neck and limbs are grey or black.

Breeding: Females nest in the summer and 8 eggs can be laid between February and March. Incubation last around 100 days.

Size: Total length male 130 to 180mm. Females 200mm.

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

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