Reptiles

Chameleon

Green

We were driving along in the western corridor of the Serengeti and our driver hit the brakes and said "Chameleon!". He backed up and sure enough, this chameleon was in an acacia near the road.

Red-headed Agama (Agama agama)

On a rock In Serengeti

We could get out of the car at the entrances to the Serengeti Park. One entrance had a trail which we followed. Agamas were sunning themselves on the rocks. 

Unidentified Lizard

What is it

We do not know what this is.

Striped Skink

In leaves 

Leopard Tortoise (Geochelone pardalis)

On the Road Side view

Almost all animals moved out of the way when we drove through in the Toyota minibus. The exceptions were elephants and this mighty leopard tortoise. This animal refused to move and forced us to detour around it. 

Fresh Water Terrapin

On sand

This animal was on the road near the water. 

Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)

In water Grumeti Head Another View Two, smiling

We were advised not to get too close to the water at the Grumeti River in the Serengeti. These are maneaters!

We also saw crocodiles in Selous.

Nile Monitor Lizard (Varanus niloticus)

By the river Close-up

We saw several monitor lizards. The small lizard was at the base of a bridge in the Serengeti. The big lizard was hanging around near the water in Ngorongoro crater.

Tanganyika Sand Snake

sand snake

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