Introduction: Opistophthalmus fitzsimonsi
dig a burrow up to around 15cm deep, often in harder sandy soils. The entrances
are often near the base of vegetation or by rocks.
Distribution: Central-western Namibia including Windhoek, Okahandja, Gobabis, Kalahari Desert.
Diet: Insects and spiders are positioned to be eaten head first.
Colouration: Orange-brown with darker pincers and lighter legs and tail segments.
Breeding: Males position females and attached them to a suitable object for spermatophore injection. Over 20 young are born per litter.
Maximum size: 65mm.
A selection of rooms and bungalows surround this large lake. This is a good place to stay if you are looking for complete relaxation, perhaps at the end of the trip before driving to the Windhoek International Airport (which is about 1.5 hours drive away)