“The Great White Place”
One of the largest, oldest National Parks in Africa and Namibia’s number-one tourist destination.
Etosha National Park is home to 114 large and small mammal species, more than 400 recorded bird species, scores of reptiles and even a fish species. Etosha is the country’s flagship park and is larger than several European countries.
The pan was once part of the massive Lake Kunene, fed by the Kunene River, which at some time in the distant past dried up, leaving the current pan system. Newly excavated fossils belonging to marsh-dwelling antelopes such as sitatunga, lechwe and tsessebe, and a 90-cm long catfish, are testament to much wetter periods.
Etosha has a proud record of black-rhino conservation and white rhino were recently re-introduced. The park has also played a major role in the recovery of the endemic black- faced impala. The Etosha Ecological Research Institute attracts scientists from around the world.
The waterholes are famous among international tourists for spectacular game viewing. The park is dominated by an expansive salt pan and several smaller pans. Scenic waterholes have abundant game. The veld is flat and open, with the only hills around Halali Rest Camp and in the extreme west of the park.
Vegetation: Lakes and Salt Pans, Nama Karoo and Tree and Shrub Savannah biomes.
Wildlife: Elephant, Black and White Rhino, Black-faced Impala, Lion, Giraffe, Leopard, Eland, Burchell’s Zebra, Springbok, Blue Wildebeest, Oryx and Damara dik-dik.
The 407 bird species recorded include Woolly-necked Stork, Lappet-faced Vulture, Hartlaub’s Spurfowl, Carp’s Tit, White-tailed Shrike, Ruppell’s Parrot and Meyer’s Parrot.
Game viewing. Bird-watching. Photography.
Accommodation inside the Park:
All Camps have Luxury Chalets, Family Chalets, Rooms and Camping Facilities, a Restaurant, Bar and Swimming pool.