ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Etosha National Park is one of the major highlights for any visitor to Namibia, being one of the best game parks to be found anywhere. Etosha is Namibia’s second largest Park (after the Namib Naukluft Park). With a rich wildlife heritage of 114 mammal, 340 bird and 110 reptile species it is also the oldest and best known of Namibia’s 22 Protected Areas. The Park, measuring 22,270 km2 is a mixture of bushland, with Mopane shrub in the North-west and trees more in the centre. This all surrounds the large saline pan, which is in fact a salt desert, roughly 130 km long and as wide as 50 km in places, after which the park is called (Etosha meaning “Great White Place”) and constitutes 23% of the Park, being its most dominant geographical feature.