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
Bitis peringueyi | Péringuey's Adder
27/10/2018Kemper, Jessica
Psammophis namibensis | Namib Sand Snake
01/07/2021Kemper, Jessica
Psammophis notostictus | Karoo Sand Snake
10/12/2020Kemper, Jessica
Dipsina multimaculata | Dwarf Beaked Snake
02/10/2020Kemper, Jessica
Bitis cornuta | Many-horned Adder
18/03/2021Kemper, Jessica
Dendroaspis polylepis | Black Mamba
01/10/2021Ward, David
Bitis arietans arietans | Puff Adder
01/10/2021Ward, David
Naja nigricincta nigricincta | Western Barred Spitting Cobra
25/09/2021Ward, David
Bitis arietans arietans | Puff Adder
25/09/2021Ward, David
Psammophis mossambicus | Olive Grass Snake
19/08/2021Walters, Matthew

Latest snake records map