Etosha National Park covers over 22,000 sq Kms and is one of Southern Africa’s largest game reserves as well as one of the oldest conservation areas in Africa.
A popular location for Namibia safari holidays, it was also named as one of the ’20 Best Trips of 2011′ by National Geographic magazine.
Etosha Pan – ‘Place of dry water’ is a huge parched salt pan that forms part of the Kalahari Basin. Surrounded by perennial springs that attract a variety of wildlife, it is home to over 100 species of mammals including the endangered black rhino, black-faced impala and cheetah.
During the drier months ( May – September) the floodlit waterholes attract the animals and visitors on a self drive or escorted safari holiday. Once the rains fall, the pan is filled with ribbons of pink created by the thousands of flamingoes that are attracted by the blue-green algae that grows on the pan.
A popular way to explore the park is on self drive Namibia safari holidays. The park has excellent roads and has one main circular route with satellite roads that lead off to waterholes. It is also possible to join one of the guided game drives that are on offer from the Parks Office, or if you are staying at a Lodge outside of the Park, the lodge will usually offer at least one drive into Etosha each day, as well as a drive on their own reserve.
One of our Namibia Experts, Lucy has fond memories from her Namibia safari holiday being sat by the waterhole at Okaukuejo Rest Camp, watching a breeding herd of elephant come and drink in the late afternoon sun. The experience can’t be beaten!
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