If you are unsure of the identification of a snake you have observed, you can ask an expert for snake identification by uploading a photo to the Snakes of Namibia facebook page.

You can also get help from their amazing album of infographics of the common snake species in Namibia.

The facebook page also has contact details for snake catchers - people who are experienced in catching and removing snakes - throughout the country.

In the case of a snake bite, email "snakebite" to snakebitedoc@gmail.com. Namibia's snakebite expert - Dr Buys - will respond immediately.


Latest snake records

These are the latest records added, for snakes.

» You can also see all records here.

Species Date Recorder
Dispholidus typus viridis | Common Boomslang
08/01/2021Mushindi, Milton
Dipsina multimaculata | Dwarf Beaked Snake
19/11/2020Maritz, Liezl
Bitis schneideri | Namaqua Dwarf Adder
03/02/2021Maritz, Liezl
Psammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatus | SpottedSkaapsteker
19/02/2021Maritz, Liezl
Psammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatus | SpottedSkaapsteker
21/02/2021Maritz, Liezl
Bitis arietans arietans | Puff Adder
20/01/2021Ward, David
Prosymna frontalis | Southwestern Shovel-snout
14/01/2021Kusters, Martina
Bitis arietans arietans | Puff Adder
07/01/2021Singleton, Alex
Naja nigricincta nigricincta | Western Barred Spitting Cobra
02/01/2021Singleton, Alex
Gonionotophis capensis | Common File Snake
27/12/2020Singleton, Alex

Latest snake records map