This species is the common 'rainbow skink' from Kruger. Unfortunately the taxonomy seems to be in flux. Also, there's some confusion because the species is so variable looking across life-stages. Here, I've observed an adult male.
Common at bore-holes alongside Nile crocodiles.
I think this is G. validus a few other species of plated lizard occur here.
A young rainbow mabuya (I think)
Dead plated lizard in the road, not sure which one....
There was a whole family of these social mongooses running round Skukuza
Not the best picture
While Kruger boasts one of the healthiest populations of white Rhino's in the world, increased poaching is reaching crisis levels. At the time of this sighting colleagues in a SanParks helicopter had their research delayed as the pilot had to rush off to storm a rhino poaching camp in the south east part of the park.
Nice big male
The only squirrel in Kruger
The abundant nocturnal gecko on pretty much every wall near a light
These are the common diurnal geckos around Skukuza
These guys are abundant in the fig trees in Skukuza