The flap-necked chameleon is the only chameleon species that occurs in the Kruger National Park. They prefer savanna woodland and can be found pretty much throughout the park. You will often see them crossing the road, where unfortunately they fall victim to approaching cars; many of them get killed on the roads each year. It is important to stick to the speedlimits in the park to avoid driving over chameleons and other small creatures.
Guides in the Kruger National Park have learnt to spot chameleons after dark with the help of spotlights. If you go on a guided night drive, you may see flap-necked chameleons. They are very well camouflaged – even on the road.
Drive slowly and keep an eye on the road. You are bound to find a tiny chameleon in the road at some stage!
Ask your guide to look for chameleons on the night drives.
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