ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK HOLIDAYS

Etosha National Park covers some 8,600 square miles of northwestern Namibia and has been a game reserve since 1907, and was made a National Park in 1967. ’Etosha’ rather aptly translates as ‘Great White Place’ - the name coming from the Etosha Pan which is a 75 mile long dry salt lakebed and surroundings which are part of the Kalahari Basin.

The savannah area around the pan is home to herds of elephants and migratory birds as well as flamingos, zebra, blue wildebeest and springbok, the endangered black rhinoceros, lions, leopards and antelopes. The greater park is home to several hundred species of mammals, reptiles and birds.

Close to Twyfelfontein lies two interesting features, Burnt Mountain and the 'Organ Pipes', a geological feature caused by weathering around dolorite pillars. Burnt Mountain get its name from the areas of black limestone that surround the base.On the southern border of the park lies the Ondundozonananandana hills (Leopard Hills). This striking name translates as ‘place where young boy herding cattle went to never return’ - an indication of the number of cat predators including leopards in the area. Most of the park is savanna woodlands except for areas close to the pan, with sandveld in the north eastern corner containing Acacia and Terminalia trees in abundance.

Visitors on safari can expect to see an abundance of African elephant, giraffe, lions and leopards as well as numerous other species in abundance. More rarely seen are the black rhinoceros and white rhinoceros.

ITINERARIES FEATURING ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

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THE BEST TIME TO VISIT ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

The dry season in Namibia (May to October) is the best time to visit for wildlife viewing, as many of the animals congregate by the numerous waterholes and the grasses are lower than at other times of year, offering a better view.

During the rainy season (November to April) the landscape is transformed with into a lush green oasis, with the massive salt plan turning into a temporary lake that attracts wetland birds and flamingo in untold thousands. Many birds from the Northern Hemisphere also migrate south to Etosha offering some spectacular viewing opportunities.

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