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Kalahari spade-snouted worm lizard

Worm Lizards | Namibia

Introduction: Kalahari spade-snouted worm lizards (Monopeltis leonhardi) prefer to burrow in shallow sands. This habitat is ideal for this medium-sized species that has 2 shields that form the 'spade'. Unfortunately for this species their main predators include jackals and yellow-billed kites.

Distribution: The sands of the Kalahari Desert of Botswana that extend into eastern Namibia.

Diet: Termites.

Colouring: Similar to Anchieta's spade-snouted worm lizard.

Breeding: There is no information on reproductive habits of this species.

Size: Max SVL 290mm.

Arnhem Cave Rest Camp

The Arnhem Caves are the largest in Namibia, this simple rest camp allows guests to explore these caves

Eningu Clay House

Built from locally made red Kalahari clay bricks this is a wonderful lodge. Expect good food, stunning Kalahari sunsets and a warm welcome

Kiripotib Guest Farm

Hans and Claudia run an excellent guest farm - activities include game drives, learning about (and eating) local sheep, the art centre and carpet weaving. We think this is one of the best guest farms in Namibia

Sandune Lodge

Offers a variety of accommodation styles from guest houses to a tented camp.

Swakopmund Accommodation