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
Afrotyphlops schlegelii | Schlegel's Beaked Blind Snake
11/05/2020Singleton, Alex
Afrotyphlops schlegelii | Schlegel's Beaked Blind Snake
10/05/2020Singleton, Alex
Afrotyphlops schlegelii | Schlegel's Beaked Blind Snake
22/04/2017Schwippert, Beate
Afrotyphlops schlegelii | Schlegel's Beaked Blind Snake
06/04/2017Schwippert, Beate
Afrotyphlops schlegelii | Schlegel's Beaked Blind Snake
08/04/2017Sagell, Curt
Afrotyphlops schlegelii | Schlegel's Beaked Blind Snake
25/01/2017Horn, De Wet
Afrotyphlops schlegelii | Schlegel's Beaked Blind Snake
16/03/2007Ongava, Research Centre
Amblyodipsas polylepis polylepis | Common Purple-glossed Snake
10/05/2020Singleton, Alex
Amblyodipsas ventrimaculata | Kalahari Purple-glossed Snake
01/05/2017Theart, Francois
Amblyodipsas ventrimaculata | Kalahari Purple-glossed Snake
01/02/2017Agapitus, Ipinge

Latest snake records map