African Travel Concept

Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is one of Africa’s best game reserves for game viewing opportunities and was claimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907. Its eastern territory is dominated by a vast, shallow pan of silvery sand while the rest of the park is covered with sparse shrubs, grassy plains and mopane trees.

During the dry season, thousands of animals converge to drink at the waterholes – elephant, giraffe, rhino and lion, possibly leopard, cheetah and various types of antelope. The need for water by prey and hunter alike creates spectacular hunting scenes in a bid for survival until the rainy season comes. The dry season from May to October is the best times to visit for a pure wildlife experience.

For the greater part of the year, the pan is a bleak expanse of white cracked mud which shimmers with mirages created by heat. In November, dramatic thunderstorms lighting up the heavens, followed by heavy rain, change the landscape drastically to a vast expanse of water, attracting large colonies of birds including the greater white pelican and hordes of flamingos painting Etosha with a dash of pink.

The park was designed to make wildlife and bird viewing  easy. Good roads, signposts and plenty of lookouts make Etosha perfect for self-drive tours. The three rest camps of Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni offer many choices when it comes to lodging. It is easy to understand why Etosha is probably Namibia’s most popular tourist attraction.

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