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African Crocodile in Botswana, Chobe River Chobe National park


There are many different species of Gecko in Botswana such as: Giant Ground
Gecko, Kalahari Ground Gecko, Moreau's Tropical House Gecko, Wahlberg's Velvet Gecko, Cape Dwarf Gecko, Chobe Dwarf Gecko Bibron's Gecko, Cape Gecko, Speckled Gecko and Common Barking Gecko. All geckos are characterized by a large pair of adhesive scansors beneath the
dilated toe-tip, separated by a small gap from 1 -2 pairs of smaller scansors. Claws that are retractile between the scansors are present in both sexes. The head and body are flattened, and the eyes are large, with vertical pupils. The back is covered with small, flat, smooth, granular scales. Pre-anal pores are present in males, and the tail is usually segmented at the base and slightly longer than the body.

They are nocturnal, usually sheltering under exfoliating flakes on hard rock outcrops (e.g. granite, gneiss and some sandstones) from low ground to the mountain tops. Some species are communal, and may be found in large aggregations (10-20 individuals) in a suitable
crack. Geckos lay two hard-shelled eggs, often in a communal egg-laying site.
The eggs are slightly soft and sticky when first laid, but harden later and adhere together and to the rock.
Generally their habitats differ from species to species. Geckos are widely spread throughout Botswana; Giant Ground Gecko can be found in the southern parts of the Kgalagadi
Transfrontier Park; Kalahari Gecko is present only in the Kalahari desert; Cape Dwarf Gecko is present mainly in the Okavango delta and Chobe regions; Birbon's and Cape Gecko are widely spread across the whole Botswana.

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Lodges and Camps in Botswana: Audi Camp - Camp Moremi -Camp Okuti - Camp Okavango - Chief's Camp - Chitabe Camp - Chobe Game Lodge - Chobe Marina Lodge - Crocodile Camp - Deception Valley Lodge - Delta Safari Camp - Duba Plains Camp - Duma Tau Lodge - Elephant Camp Victoria Falls - Footsteps Camp - Gunn's Camp - Grassland Safari Lodge - Jacana Camp - Kanana Camp - Kings Pool - Kubu Safari Lodge - Kwara Camp Okavango Delta - Leroo-la-Tau - Linyanti Camp - Little Mombo Camp - Mariolina's Victoria Falls - Mapula Lodge - Mombo Safari Camp - Motsentsela Tree Lodge - Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp - Pom Pom Camp - Sandibe Safari Lodge - Santawani - Savute Safari Lodge - Savuti Camp - Semetsi Camp - Xakanaxa Camp - Xigera Camp - Xugana Lodge

Botswana Destinations: Chief's Island - Chobe National Park - Gemsbok National Park - Kalahari - Khwai - Linyanti - Makgadikgadi Pans - Maun - Moremi Game Reserve - Nogatsaa/Tchinga - Nxai Pan - Okavango Delta - Savute - Tsodilo hills - Tuli Block - Xakanaxa

Zimbabwe Destinations: Victoria Falls

Birds of Botswana: Crowned Plover - Blue Waxbill - Cormorant - Egyptian Goose - Fish Eagle - Grey Lourie - Kingfisher - Kori Bustard - Lilacbreasted Roller - Ostrich - Saddlebilled Stork - Secretary Bird

Mammals of Botswana: African Wild Dog - African Elephant - Baboon - Bat-Eared-Fox - Brown Hyena - Buffalo - Bushpig - Cheetah - Eland - Genet - Giraffe - Hartebeest - Hippo - Impala - Jackal - Kudu - Leopard - Lion - Oryx - Puku - Red Lechwe - Roan Antelope - Sable Antelope - Sitatunga - Slender Mongoose - Spotted Hyena - Springbok - Squirrel - Surikate - Tsessebe - Warthog - Waterbuck - Wildebeest - Zebra

Reptiles of Botswana: African Rock Python - African Crocodile - Black Mamba - Cape Cobra - Chameleon - Gecko - Leopard Tortoise - Monitor Lizard - Mozambican Cobra - Puff Adder