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Wahlberg's snake-eyed skink

Skinks | Namibia

Introduction: Wahlberg's snake-eyed skinks (Panaspis wahlbergii) are small, burrowing skinks that are active during the day, rushing about broken ground with rotting logs and grass roots, around stones and old termite mounds in search of food. Males live for no longer than 1 year and females a couple of months longer.

Distribution: The small range extends from Okahandja north-west through Otjiwarongo, Outjo and into the western regions of Etosha National Park as far north as Opuwo.

Diet: Termites and other small insects.

Colouring: Colouration is varied but the back is usually light grey, brown or gold with 6 dark lines and other pale bands and dorsal stripes. The belly is white to greyish-blue.

Breeding: Mating takes place between August and October. Females lay between 2 and 6 oval, white eggs, under stones or logs which hatch in November to December

Size: Max SVL 64mm. Males are slightly larger than females.

Elegant Farmstead

On an old mission station south of Okahandja, the farm Otjisazu is full of historical interest

Gross Barmen Hot Springs

Situated some distance west of Okahandja the natural hot spring has been tapped and is used to full both an indoor and outdoor pool

Okahandja Country Hotel

A tranquil garden & African decor give this country hotel laid back, relaxed feeling. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Okahandja

Omatozu Game Farm

A game farm which offers a 'boutique camping experience' with accommodation in air-conditioned permanently erected tents

Oropoko Lodge

Situated on farmland west of Okahandja, Oropoko has a well stocked game park

Kaokoland Accommodation