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Etosha National Park

Etosha means “Great White Place,” referring to the dusty clay and salty plains of the expansive pan that comprises much of the 8,569 mi² national park. The pan (a silvery white, shallow depression that is mostly devoid of vegetation) is situated in the eastern, more vegetated portion of the park. Because of the park’s wildlife diversity, it’s arguably Namibia’s premier game viewing destination.

Large populations of elephant, zebra, blue wildebeest, springbok and gemsbok precariously congregate at the park’s 40 or so waterholes, within sight of the park’s resident lion, leopard and jackal. Other animals include Black-faced impala, Damara dikidik and both black and white rhinos. If you wait long enough at one of these waterholes, you can spot 8 or more of these species simultaneously; wait long enough, and you may witness an once-in-a-lifetime interaction. Birdlife is equally prolific. Among the 340 species recorded, the main highlights are the millions of greater and lesser flamingos that breed at the park's salt pans.

Two small private game reserves border the national park: Ongava in the south and Onguma in the east. Unlike in Etosha, guided walks and night drives are permitted. In addition, only guests staying at the reserves' lodges are allowed entry, ensuring a more exclusive safari experience.

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It was a worthwhile, sometimes magical experience. The highlights, by far, were the bookends-- Sossusvlei and Etosha.

It was a worthwhile, sometimes magical experience.  The highlights, by far, were the bookends– Sossusvlei and Etosha.  The dunes were as glorious as I hoped, and the wildlife in Etosha, especially the enormous herds of elephants...

Chris Donovan

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Oh My God!!!!!! Why did I wait so long to take this trip?!?

Hello Alison and crew, Oh My God!!!!!! Why did I wait so long to take this trip?!? I could go on and on for pages.  Absolutely spectacular!!!  We are so happy with the tour we took and all the details involved.  Wilderness Safaris does...

Tim & Linda Corcoran

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The Diverse Namibia Safari was great!

The Diverse Namibia safari was great! Our guide, Jeremia Mwapopi, was excellent. He was very personable, diplomatic, extremely knowledgeable on all topics, pertaining to the trip, and, very importantly, he was an excellent driver. We...

Vera Jones

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