Etosha

Etosha

 

a preserve and national park in northwestern Namibia. The preserve, covering an area of approximately 10 million hectares (ha), was established in 1907; the national park, covering an area of 2.227 million ha, was established in 1958. The Etosha is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the salt marsh Etoshapan. It was set aside to help protect the landscape of the northern Namib Desert and of the arid interior regions of the country, with their distinctive flora and fauna.

The vegetation features various shrubs, thorns, and plants typical of grassy plains and mopane forests (Colophospermum mopane). Rare animals inhabiting the preserve and national park include the African black rhinoceros and mountain zebra. Elephants, giraffes, ostriches, and antelopes (for example, the kanna, greater kudu, and blue wildebeest) also inhabit the region.

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Some widespread rain occurred on Wednesday and Thursday over the Cunene, Etosha, Central Plateau and the Kalahari but these were mostly only 1mm or less.
Since the deal with the German Kempinsky group floundered, O&L Leisure had to take over the full operation, management and sales & marketing of Midgard Country Estate and Mokuti Etosha Lodge, a new management team under the guidance of Bruce Hutschison had to pioneer a new strategy for the O&L Group's lodges in Namibia.
The Tsumeb Municipality hosted a Gala Dinner earlier in September in the Etosha Senior Secondary School Hall to raise funds for the upcoming Tsumeb Copper Festival.
The sole owner of Liiza Shoe Maker, Salatiel's dream of making shoes started way back in 1995 while working at Etosha Fishing in Walvis Bay.
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The students also visited other Namibian landmarks including the Etosha National Park, and the Namib Desert.
Its core was situated more or less above Etosha and its influence extended from the Kunene Region right across the northern regions up to the Botswana border.
Group 1, for example, first visited Kalahari Anib Lodge on the fringe of the Kalahari, followed by Namib Desert Lodge at the foot of the fossilised dunes of the Namib, Damara Mopane Lodge near Khorixas in Damaraland and Etosha Safari Camp.
The four other Ramsar sites are Sandwich Bay, the Etosha Pan, the Walvis Bay Wetlands and the Orange River Estuary.
It boasts the timeless Namib Desert, home to species of plants that live nowhere else in the world; the Etosha Pans, the largest game reserve in the world; game in abundance in a harsh and captivating landscape; friendly, hospitable people; and strange and fascinating geological formations such as the Fish River Canyon, the Bogenfels coastal archway, the Vingerklip and the Spitzkoppe.
Last I looked, Namibian tourism consisted mainly of Etosha, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund and rhinos.
Southern Africa Travel (tel: 01904 692 469/ 0171 630 0100) has a comprehensive "Around Namibia" holiday tour: 12 days/10 nights, including Windhoek, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Etosha National Park.