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Etosha National Park Travel Guide: 194 reviews and 539 photos

Etosha is one of the largest game parks in Africa covering an area of 22,270 sq km. The central landmark here is the Etosha Pan. Covering nearly 5000 sq km, the pan is vast salt plain, remnant of a large inland lake. The pan is mostly dry but occasionally floods bringing thousands of flamingos and white pelicans. The surrounding limestone formations create a reservoir that supply the pan and various water holes with water to support the huge numbers of plant life and wildlife. Most of the vegetation grows around the surrounding pan in the limestone ground. Sweet grass and umbrella-thorn acacias provide the greatest source for browsers and grazers. The park boasts 114 species of mammal including black-faced impala, black rhino, mountain zebra, and brown hyena.

Personal Mammal Sightings:

burchell’s zebra
black rhino
gemsbok
elephant
blue wildebeest
giraffe
springbok
damara dikdikkudu
lion
red hartebeest
eland
blackfaced impala
warthog
sidestriped jackal
steenbok

Personal Bird Sightings:

redbilled hornbill
marabou stork
yellowbilled hornbill
grey lourie
pied crow
helmeted guinefowl
black crow
kari bustard
pale chanting goshawk
glossy starling
white-headed vulture
black korhaan
spotted eagle owl
ostrich

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  • Pros:One of the Great Game Reserves In Africa
  • Last visit to Etosha National Park: Aug 1999
  • Intro Updated Aug 16, 2007
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Comments (12)

  • mad4travel's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2006 at 2:55 AM

    Great pics and tips.I'm going there in 2 weeks- can't wait!!

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2006 at 1:12 AM

    You pages never fail to capture my attention. amazing. Happy Birthday, and greets from kiwiland. Pam :-)

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2006 at 10:17 AM

    What an experience! Good information and tips, but really fabulous pictures!! A trip I can only dream of.....

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2004 at 3:38 AM

    Excellent photos and tips on a place I'd like to visit one day. Thanks

  • cazz38's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2004 at 7:00 AM

    A lovely page and beautiful pictures it bought back memories when i went to yala national park in sri lanka.

  • Myndo's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2004 at 1:52 PM

    Etosha is a wonderful park and excellent place to watch the animals. I do remember the jakals at okakouejo well, I ran into a group of them while returning from the waterhole at nicht - without flashlight...

  • butterfly_girl's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2004 at 10:00 AM

    Beautiful pictures!!!

  • evona's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2004 at 12:22 PM

    Interesting page. Beautiful animal`s pics. :)

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2004 at 11:20 AM

    exclent tips for an easy watch of animals from a protection. very nice pictures.

  • GillianMcLaughlin's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2004 at 9:30 AM

    Wonderful page. We didn't go to Etosha - short trip, hard choices. Your page makes it look wonderful -- for the next time. Love your photos and the texts are great. Many thanks

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