Geographical Range of the Spotted-Necked Otter

Distribution of Lutra maculicollis
This is from The African Species Databank and University of Michigan Animal Diversity Web, which are the most up-to-date accounts I could find.

These otters inhabit much of Africa south of 10S. apart from some of the East Coast and the South West African arid zone.

They are relatively abundant in the great lakes, Victoria and Tanganyika, but are found in the river systems of most of the moister parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

Although widespread, they are nowhere common.

Spotted-Necked Otter