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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Etosha National Park is one of Africa's best game reserves, while on the Skeleton Coast, seals gather at Cape Cross.
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1 Etosha National Park Its wildlife makes this the crown jewel of Namibia's parks.
Then, out of the blue, on the eastern edge of Etosha National Park, came a rare "problem lion" permit.
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The largest source of dust in the southern hemisphere is the Etosha Pan, a vast area of baked ground in Namibia in southern Africa.
Highlights will include the Fish River Canyon, dune boarding and sea kayaking in Swakopmund, game spotting in Etosha National Park and a canoe ride along the Okavango Delta.
We spent the remainder of my time at the lodge, driving to see EtoshaNational Park; we hunted for a baboon, and one evening on a hilltop about 500 feet above the Etosha Pan, surrounded by rocks that were there before men stood upright.
The Arid Eden Route covers the north west of the country and aims to channel visitors from well-known destinations such as Swakopmund and Etosha to the lesser known attractions in the region.