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Etosha National Park

Windhoek, Namibia

The landscape is Namibia’s defining natural asset. People use all sorts of words to describe it: vast, endless, magnificent, unimaginable, among others. Good words as far as words go, but they don’t really do Namibia’s top attractions justice. There simply is no frame of reference, nothing that comes close to seeing the sunset at Sossusvlei, spending the day playing at Swakopmund or visiting the Himba in Damaraland. You have to experience it yourself. And then encourage others to do the same.

There are some places you have to see to believe. There are many such places in Namibia:

Etosha National Park

Today’s Etosha National Park was claimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907.

 One of Africa’s best game reserves, its eastern territory is dominated by a vast, shallow pan of silvery sand while the rest of the park is covered with sparse shrubs, grassy plains and hilly mopane woodlands – a total of 22,000 sq. km. During the dry season, tens of thousands of animals converge to drink at the waterholes – elephant, giraffe, rhino and lion, possibly leopard, cheetah and much more. Luckily, the park was designed to make viewing such game easy. Perfect road conditions, signposts and plenty of lookouts make Etosha perfect for self-drive tours, and the three rest camps of Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni offer many choices when it comes to lodging. You’ll also find restaurants, stores and other conveniences in the vicinity.

Seeing vast herds of game against this backdrop, referred to in the local vernacular as ‘the great white place of dry water’ makes the Etosha game viewing experience truly unique. It’s a must see.

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