Etosha National Park
“Going into the Etosha National Park with a professional guide, on an open safari vehicle is the ultimate wildlife experience in Namibia!”
Besides our own game drives in the Epacha Wildlife Sanctuary, we also offer daily safaris into Etosha National Park.
Our experienced rangers take our guests into Etosha National Park for a full or a half day excursion on one of our open 4×4 game drive vehicles.
Etosha gives visitors the opportunity to spot some of the most fascinating animal species you’ll find in Africa.
You can see large prides of lion, elephant herds, plenty of zebra and springbok as well as the rarer leopards, cheetahs and rhino!
Place of Dry Water
Etosha, meaning ‘place of dry water’, is centered on a huge, flat calcite depression (or pan) of about 5 000 square kilometres in northern Namibia.
The ‘pan’ provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages in an area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn shrubbery. The pan itself contains water only after very good rains and sometimes for only a few days each year. This however, is enough to stimulate the growth of blue – green algae which lures thousands of flamingos to the pan. Having been proclaimed a game reserve in 1907 and covering an area of more than 22 750 square kilometres, Etosha National Park is one of Africa’s major wildlife sanctuaries. Despite being a highly ‘managed’ environment featuring a cluster of man-made water-points around the central pan with a boundary designated by a patrolled electrified fence, this is indeed one of the most special game parks in Africa. During the drier months (June to November), the water points exert a magnetic pull on the big game herds, and form the centrepiece for visitors looking to see the nearly 150 mammal species to be found in the park, including several rare and endangered species such as the Black Rhino, Black-faced Impala, Tsessebe and Gemsbok.