2019 Namibia – Day 18 – Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park: A Haven for Wildlife and Adventure Lovers

Nestled in the heart of Namibia, Etosha National Park is a haven for wildlife and adventure lovers alike. Spanning over 20,000 square km, this vast and diverse park is home to an array of fascinating wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and over 340 bird species.

One of the park’s most unique features is the Etosha Pan, a large, dry lakebed that attracts a large number of animals to its waters during the dry season. Visitors can observe these animals from one of the park’s many waterholes, or from the comfort of their vehicle on a self-drive safari.

Etosha also offers visitors a chance to experience the raw beauty of the African wilderness in a safe and controlled environment. The park has well-maintained roads and rest camps, which provide comfortable accommodation and dining options. Visitors can also opt for guided tours and camping safaris, which allow them to get up close and personal with the wildlife and immerse themselves in the beauty of the African bush.

In addition to its rich wildlife, Etosha is also steeped in history and culture. The park was once home to the Himba people, a semi-nomadic tribe that still lives in the surrounding areas today. Visitors can learn about the Himba’s way of life and traditions on cultural tours, and even interact with the tribe and sample their traditional foods.

Etosha is also a popular destination for photographers and birdwatchers, who come to capture the breathtaking beauty of the park and its wildlife. With its diverse landscapes, from open plains to dense bush, and its abundant wildlife, Etosha offers endless opportunities for capturing stunning images.

Etosha National Park is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for an unforgettable wildlife and adventure experience. From its vast and diverse landscapes to its rich history and culture, this park truly has something for everyone. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable journey to one of Africa’s most spectacular parks.