This is a vast National Park of approximately 22,500 sq. km, and it is dominated by the huge Etosha Pan lying within its borders. The Pan itself, known locally as ‘great white place of dry water’, is around 5000 sq. km and consists of a white, shallow depression that stretches as far as the eye can see.
- Go for a game drive around the stunning white pans of Etosha
- Sit tight in a special hide and watch the wildlife come to drink at a waterhole
- Head out on foot with your guide to track the majestic Black rhino
- Learn about the conservation efforts at the Ongava Research Centre
- Sit in the pool and watch the incredible variety of wildlife go by
Around this great expanse of shimmering mirage lie the savannah grasslands and mopane woodlands that provide suitable habitats for a remarkable variety of wildlife. Almost all of the large mammals are found here and this is also a fantastic place to see a huge variety of bird species with abundant migratory visitors, including many raptors and both the greater and lesser flamingoes that arrive here in their millions to breed during the summer months. During the winter, the bush thins out and the water becomes scarce, which generally affords some fantastic game viewing.