Etosha National Park
One of the largest parks in Africa which offers a spectacular game viewing experience. The park is characterised by the Etosha pan a vast shallow depression – great white place of dry water.
One of the largest game reserves in Africa the park is home to 114 mammal species several are rare and endangered such as black rhino, cheetah and black faced impala. The population of rhino numbering more than 700 represents one of the few growing populations of black rhino in the world. About 340 bird species occur with about one third being migratory. Around the southern area of the Etosha Pan are a series of waterholes which offer rewarding game viewing.
Conservation in Namibia reached a milestone with the celebration of the 100th anniversary or the Park in 2007.
General information and & tips on the area:
- Either a two or three night stay is recommended.
- Three Resorts inside the park, a wide variety situated outside the entrance gates of Von Lindequist (Namutoni) & Andersson (Okaukuejo) all of which offer activities such as: game drives, nature walks and some of which have floodlit waterholes.
- The park can be entered from the Owambo regions by the King Nehale Gate.
- Entrance gates to the park open at sunrise and close at sunset.
- During the rainy season it is a good option for viewing Fischer’s Pan, a birders delight.
- Best time for game viewing is during winter months when animals tend to congregate around the waterholes.
- Private Reserves border the park east of Namutoni and south-west of Okaukuejo both of which have a variety of accommodation types.