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Etosha National Park

Windhoek, Namibia

Etosha National Park:
In the vast arid space of Northern Namibia lies one of Southern Africa’s best loved  and most visited wildlife sanctuaries. Etosha National Park, a 22 750km² wildlife sanctuary, offers excellent game viewing in one of Africa’s most accessible venues. Zebra and springbok are scattered across the endless horizon, while the many waterholes throughout the park attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.

Etosha, meaning ‘place of dry water’, is an huge enclosed pan of about 5 000km²  which provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub. The pan itself contains water only after very good rains and sometimes for only a few days each year, but is enough to stimulate the growth of a blue-green algae which lures thousands of flamingos.

Etosha has three well established rest camps within the park namely Okaukeujo and NamutoniA host of private lodges on its borders offers visitors a wide choice of safari options. The floodlit waterhole at Okaukuejo and Fort Namutoni, previously the northernmost German outpost and now a rest camp, are just some of the charms of this place called Etosha.

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