'Little Five' Safari
Issue 2 (May 2008) The desert town of Swakopmund might not be able to boast a resident population of rhino or elephant – but its sand is home to some incredible wildlife that ekes out a living based on moisture gathered from sea fogs.


There’s the Dancing White Lady spider that can turn 44 cartwheels a second down a dune to escape the enemy, the iresdescent Palmato Gecko that is endemic to the Namib Desert with webbed feet equivalent to snow shoes, the Legless Lizard (Fitsimmon’s Burrowing Skink), Sand Diving Lizards (Meroles Anchieta) and the Side Winding snake (Perinquey’s Adder).

Safaris to track the animals are run by Living Desert Adventures.

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