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
Philothamnus semivariegatus | Spotted or Variegated Bush Snake
26/12/2020Ward, David
Naja nigricincta nigricincta | Western Barred Spitting Cobra
19/11/2020Walters, Matthew
Dasypeltis scabra | Rhombic or Plain Egg-eater
21/11/2020Faul, Andre
Python natalensis | Southern African Python
01/10/2020Ward, David
Dendroaspis polylepis | Black Mamba
25/10/2020Walters, Matthew
Aspidelaps scutatus scutatus | Speckled Shield Cobra
21/10/2020Faul, Andre
Naja mossambica | Mozambique Spitting Cobra
08/10/2020Walters, Matthew
Bitis arietans arietans | Puff Adder
25/08/2020Ward, David
Psammophis subtaeniatus | Western Yellow-bellied Sand Snake
19/07/2020Mushindi, Milton
Bitis arietans arietans | Puff Adder
26/07/2020Ward, David

Latest snake records map