Dedicate your day to exploring the rich wildlife of Etosha National Park, encompassing the arid salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. This park is home to four of the iconic Big Five: elephants, lions, leopards, and rhinos. It earned the distinction of being Namibia’s first conservation area back in 1907 under the governance of Governor von Lindequist.
While Etosha National Park is expansive, only the southern edge of the pan is accessible to visitors. Game viewing primarily revolves around the waterholes, some naturally spring-fed and others supplied by boreholes. These are perfect spots to sit and observe the diverse array of wildlife, with over 114 different game species to encounter. For bird enthusiasts, there are more than 340 bird species to spot.
Among the park’s popular game species are giraffes, blue wildebeests, plains and mountain zebras, hyenas, lions, leopards, and various antelopes such as kudu, oryx, and eland. Etosha is also a sanctuary for endangered species like the Black rhino, cheetah, and the black-faced impala.
To facilitate your wildlife exploration, an extensive network of roads connects over 30 waterholes, offering visitors the chance to embark on a comprehensive game viewing safari throughout the park. Each area within the park presents unique and diverse encounters with its wildlife.