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Africa reptilesAFRICA REPTILESAfrica reptiles

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Love 'em or hate 'em, most people have strong feelings about reptiles. African reptiles rank among the world's most spectacular. The tropical climate and abundance of prey favor large crocodiles, an abundance of snakes and high species diversity of lizards. The following pages show a selection of Africa reptiles, and introduce you to reptiles' general characteristics such as scaly skin and low stance. Be sure to follow the links to learn more about the species' natural history.

Click below for reptile photos and natural history information:

crocodile head photo crocodile photo crocodiles photo crocodile

rainbow lizard photo rainbow lizard

puff adder snake photo puff adder

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