Reptile & Amphibian Checklist

Below is a list of the reptile and amphibian species seen in the Mara Triangle.  Click on the name to find out more about each species.


Tortoises and Terrapins

Leopard Tortoise   Stigmochelys pardalis

Helmeted Terrapin   Pelomedusa neumani


Afro-Tropical Ground Gecko   Hemidactylus angulatus

Tropical House Gecko   Hemidactylus mabouia

Nyika Gecko   Hemidactylus squamulatus

Peter’s Worm Snake   Leptotyphlops nigroterminus

Common Slug-eater   Duberria lutrix

Small-scaled Burrowing Asp   Atractaspis microlepidota

East African Garter Snake   Elapsoidea loveridgei

Black-Necked Spitting Cobra   Naja nigricollis

Forest Cobra   Naja melanoleuca

Black Mamba   Dendroaspis polylepis

Jameson’s Mamba ★★   Dendroaspis jamesoni

Velvety Green Night Adder   Causus resimus

Puff Adder   Bitis arietans

Gaboon Viper ★   Bitis gabonica

Toads and Frogs

Guttural Toad   Amietophrynus gutturalis

Bocage's Burrowing Tree Frog   Leptopelis bocagi

Striped Leaf-Folding Frog   Afrixalus quadrivittatus

Sharp Nosed Reed Frog   Hyperolius nausutus

Common Reed Frog   Hyperolius glandicolor ferniquei

Golden-backed Frog Amnirana galamensis

Senegal Kassina   Kassina senegalensis

Northern Foam-Nest Frog   Chiromantis petersi

Eastern Groove-Crowned Bullfrog   Hoplobatrachus occipitalis

Natal Puddle Frog   Phrynobatrachus natalensis

Anchieta's Ridged Frog   Ptychadena anchietae

Boettger’s Dainty Frog Cacosternum boettgeri

Mascarene Rocket Frog Ptychdena mascareniensis

Marbled Snout Burrower Hemisus marmoratus

Red Banded Rubber Frog   Phrynomantis bifasciatus

Lake Victoria Clawed Frog   Xenopus victorianus

☻ = Indicates species potentially dangerous to humans.
★ =Known from Lolgorien
★★ = Strongly suspected to occur at Lolgorien

All wildlife, dangerous and harmless, should be disturbed as little as possible to view them in their natural habitat and behaviour patterns.

Special thanks to Stephan Spawls and Zarek Cocker for compiling the list.