Etosha National Park – Namibia Safaris
Etosha National Park, in the north, means “Great White Place”. It is dominated by a massive mineral pan which takes up about a quarter of the National Park. The pan was originally a lake fed by the Kunene River, however, the course of the river changed thousands of years ago and the lake dried up. But the perennial springs along the edges of the Etosha Pan draw large concentrations of wildlife.
Etosha is one of Southern Africa’s finest and most important game reserves and is world-renowned for its spectacular wildlife. Visitors to Etosha Game Reserve can expect to see many antelope species, elephants, giraffes, rhinos and lions. More fortunate visitors will see leopards and cheetahs. There is a good network of roads linking the three camps and subsidiary roads lead to various waterholes. Visitors to Etosha can stay in three rest camps – Namutoni, Halali and Okaukuejo. Each camp has a floodlit waterhole which provides hours of amazing game viewing, even after dark. This national park is a must for any African traveller.