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.

Species Date Recorder
Dendroaspis polylepis | Black Mamba
12/01/2020Ward, David
Naja nigricincta nigricincta | Western Barred Spitting Cobra
03/01/2020Ward, David
Naja nigricincta nigricincta | Western Barred Spitting Cobra
16/03/2019Lange, Michael
Bitis arietans arietans | Puff Adder
15/02/2018Lange, Michael
Telescopus semiannulatus polystictus | Damara Tiger Snake
26/11/2019Lange, Michael
Boaedon capensis | Brown House Snake
14/12/2019Walters, Matthew
Boaedon capensis | Brown House Snake
09/09/2019Sack, Jessica
Dipsina multimaculata | Dwarf Beaked Snake
14/06/2019Crafford, Fred
Dendroaspis polylepis | Black Mamba
31/08/2019Ward, David
Dendroaspis polylepis | Black Mamba
31/08/2019Mushindi, Milton

Latest snake records map