Introduction: The elongated sting is something to
watch out for with Opistophthalmus opinatus. Although it is very painful,
it is not life-threatening. Micro habitats are often in open ground, an ideal
feature for them to excavate burrows down to 25cm.
Distribution: South-central Namibia ranging from Swakopmund across to Windhoek and down through Mariental and Keetmanshoop extending east to Ariamsvlei.
Diet: Locates prey by sensing vibrations through it's feet. Larger species will eat small reptiles and vertebrates, mammals and frogs if it can overpower them.
Colouration: Dark body and pincers with lighter flanks, legs and sting.
Breeding: Females do not produce eggs, embryos develop in a similar fashion as human embryos.
Maximum size: Variable size depending on location.
3 or 4 Days - The dune hopper concept offers scheduled flights from Windhoek or Swakopmund - with overnight stays of varying lengths at several lodges in the NamibRand Private Reserve and around Sossusvlei
4 Days - A not to be missed fly-in Safari to one of the most remote areas on earth. This is an exceptional safari with highly qualified and knowledgeable guides & can safely be described as one of the best safari experiences in Namibia.
4 Days - The same as the Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari (above) but with the addition of a a visit to Sossusvlei
5 Days - The fourth and final Skeleton Coast Safari gives the opportunity for game viewing in Etosha
6 Days - The third is the series of Skeleton Coast Safaris this time with the addition of the small harbour town of Luderitz
7 Days - A typical flight around Namibia, this is highly customisable and the itinerary, lodges & even the number of days can be amended to suit your individual requirements