Things to do in Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park has everyone rushing down south to explore its immense natural beauty. Located in Namibia, in an almost barren desert, the park covers a vast area of 5000 square kilometers that includes thick bushes and golden grasses. Despite the dryness, it has so much to offer as it is a unique habitat for wildlife and ideal for visitors to explore. Birders, adventure enthusiasts, wildlife fanatics, and hikers will enjoy an incredible safari.
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History of Etosha National Park
In 1907, Governor von Lindequist of the Green Colonial Reserves gave the Etosha official park status when he proclaimed Game Reserves 1, 2, and 3. However, the park’s size has continued to expand and contract over the years. For instance, in 1970, the park’s official size was 22270 square kilometers. Yet, despite its size reduction, the back is still bigger than the Serengeti National Park and measures the same as the Kruger National Park.
Things to do in Etosha National Park
Carry your amazing camera to document the amazing scenic biodiversity.
Take amazing pictures and frame them, including pictures of zebras and the two-makhani palm trees.
Birdwatching at Namutoni Spring
Etosha National Park is truly an amazing haven for various bird species. Therefore, this makes it a majestic spot for bird watchers to view the vibrant and rare bird species.
The Namutoni spring offers the perfect spot to glimpse birds, such as crimson-breasted shrieks, falcons, and owls.
2. Visit the Etosha Pan.
A tour of the park will be incomplete if you don’t visit the Etosha Pan. The Etosha Pan started years ago as a perennial lake with its source in the Kunene River. During the rainy season, the pan usually becomes partially filled and flooded. The water lures millions of flamingos into the pan to breed during this time.
On the other hand, during the dry season, the pan dries up, leaving patches of grass. In the dry winter, the park becomes a grazing spot for zebras, springboks, and blue wildebeest.
4. Visits the Halali Rest Camp
The park often receives arid desert conditions, making it difficult for the animals to wander the park.
The scorching sun and winds also make walking in the park hard. We recommend that you take a rest in the Halali rest camp. The park is situated between the Okaukuejo and Namutoni in the shady pine trees.
Here, you can see the small animals and birds in the park. Additionally, the camp has an array of facilities, including bars, a restaurant, and a swimming pool.
5. Okaukuejo Rest Camp
The camp is the administrative headquarters, offering some of the best and most pristine accommodations. The camp has a floodlit waterhole, where the rhinos and the endangered black rhino come for a drink. In the dry season, you can also enjoy the nightlife of wildlife, including lions and elephants. You can undertake guided morning, afternoon, and night drives.
Also, several amenities are here, including a filling station, restaurant, internet café, camping site, and swimming pool.
Take a Game Drive in the Park.
The park is home to 114 documented animal species, including four of the African Big Five. The big four include the black rhinoceros, leopard, elephant, and lion.
The park has several game drives in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
The Etosha National Park has interesting biodiversity owing to its huge population of endangered black rhinos. Visitors here are bound to have an amazing time enjoying Mother Nature. Contact us today for inquiries on tour to Etosha.
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