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 Etosha was first established in 1907, when Namibia was a German colony known as South West Africa. At the time, the park’s original 100,000 km2 (38,500 mile2) made it the largest game reserve in the world. Due to political changes since its original establishment, the park is now slightly less than a quarter of its original area, but still remains a very large and significant area in which wildlife is protected.
 The Etosha Pan dominates the park. The salt pan desert is roughly 130 km long and as wide as 50 km in places. The salt pan is usually dry, but fills with water briefly in the summer, when it attracts pelicans and flamingos in particular. Perennial springs attract a variety of animals and birds throughout the year, including the endangered Black Rhinoceros and the endemic Black-faced Impala. This area boasts a number of exclusive and upmarket lodges around the famous national park.
 Unspoilt Kalahari scenery - the land of the San with an abundance of game, wide open spaces, cattle farming, traditional villages. The Trans Kalahari Highway runs through this region and is the main link between Namibia and South Africa. The eastern part of Namibia is better known as the Omaheke Region. Gobabis is an oasis in a “thirstland” where nature immediately unwinds a tired spirit. The town is not only the perfect stopover when travelling between Namibia, Botswana (Maun, Okavango Delta) and South Africa, but is bursting with cultural diversity and gives the tourist an insight into how the very different cultures of the Hereros, Damaras, Coloureds, Germans and Afrikaners blend together.
Omaheke offers unspoilt Kalahari scenery, it is the land of the San with an abundance of game, wide-open spaces, cattle farming, traditional villages with lots and lots to do. The Omaheke Region is the biggest cattle producing region south of the equator. Every Friday tourists can visit the cattle auctions and every year in May a two day Meat Festival is held.

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