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Etosha

Etosha, meaning 'Great White Place' is made of a large mineral pan. The area exhibits a characteristic white and greenish surface, which spreads over 4,800 km2. The pan developed through tectonic plate activity over about ten million years.

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.

Destination 14: Dinosaur Footprints



Famous for:

  • Tracks of two-legged, three-toed dinosaur estimated to be 150 – 185 million years old

Places of Interest:

  • Kalkfeld

Destination 15: Otjiwarongo



Famous for:

  • Cheetah capital of the world
  • Largest concentration of cheetahs in the world

Places of Interest:

  • Otjiwarongo

Destination 16: Outjo



Famous for:

  • Cave Country
  • Mooikloof and Gamkarab Caves
  • Ugab Terrace

Places of Interest:

  • Outjo

Destination 17: Otavi Mountains



Famous for:

    Ghaub Caves
  • Khorab memorial and peace Treaty
  • Golden Maize Triangle of Namibia

Places of Interest:

  • Kombad
  • Otavi

Destination 18: Waterberg



Famous for:

  • Buffalo and indigenous plants
  • Rare game species
  • Plateau 200 metres above surrounding landscape

Places of Interest:

  • Okakarara

Destination 19: Grootfontein



Famous for:

  • 50 ton Hoba Meteorite
  • 100 - 300 million years old

Places of Interest:

  • Grootfontein
  • Marulaboom
  • Mururani

Destination 20: Etosha East and Tsumeb



Famous for:

  • Otjikoto Lake (rich in history)
  • Close to eastern gate of Etosha
  • Exclusive lodges

Places of Interest:

  • Tsintsabis
  • Tsumeb

Destination 21: Etosha



Famous for:

  • One of the finest, biggest parks in Africa
  • Moringa fairy forest
  • More than 700 black rhino
  • 4 species of nightjar
  • 30 springs and waterholes for excellent game viewing

Places of Interest:

  • Etosha National Park
  • Halali
  • Moringa Forest Etosha
  • Namutoni
  • Okaukuejo

Destination 22: Etosha South



Famous for:

  • Giant eagle owl
  • White rhino
  • Very close to southern gate of Etosha

Places of Interest:


    Destination 23: Etosha West



    Famous for:

    • Olive bee eater
    • Afri-Leo Foundation
    • Owahimba tribes

    Places of Interest:

    • Kamanjab

    Destination 24: Owamboland



    Famous for:

    • Uukwaluudhi Traditional Homestead
    • Owambo Kingdom

    Places of Interest:

    • Okahao
    • Ondangwa
    • Oshakati
    • Oshikango
    • Oshivelo
    • Outapi





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