The Etosha National Park is usually one of the first places in the itinerary of the Namibia travel groups. Etosha is one of Namibia’s National Park which has a very intriguing sanctuary. It is one of Namibia’s finest and greatest National Parks. The Etosha Park is situated in the northwestern part of Namibia, in the Kunene Region. The Etosha has 4 gates namely Anderson Gate, Namutoni Gate, Otjovasandu Gate, and Von Lindequist Gate. The main entrance to the park is the Anderson Gate.
The Etosha National Park is dominated by the Etosha Pan. Around 25% of the park is covered by the Etosha Pan. It is a great attraction in the park which tourists really love. Namibia tourist guides always include the Etosha National Park because it is a great place to see the rare species living in this area such as flamingoes and pelicans, and other animal species including Black faced impala and the Black rhinoceros. Visiting the Etosha National Park is one of the highlights for a Namibia travel adventure.
The Etosha National Park is the largest National Park in Namibia therefore it can home almost all the types of animals in Africa. It has an approximate area of 22, 000 square kilometers. The Etosha National Park has an estimated number of animals: 250 lions, 300 rhinoceroses, 2, 500 giraffes, 6, 000 Burchell’s and Hartmann’s zebras, over 2, 000 elephants, gemsboks, kudus, elands, blue wildebeests, red hartebeests, and a lot of dainty springboks are wondering around the Etosha National park.
Aside from the park, there are also particular points of interest that you can enjoy on your trip to the Etosha National Park. Some of the interesting things in the park are Andoni which is a waterhole found in the Etosha Pan where excellent birds are seen, Namutoni which gives a good view of the park, Klein Namutoni Waterhole where black faced impalas are mostly seen, the Fischer’s Pan which is a home to excellent birds as well as wildebeest and springbok, Halali which is well shaded camp site, Batia which is a place where elephants are mostly seen, the chudob waterhole which is good for the giraffes, Oliphantsbad, Okaukuejo, the Haunted Forest, and the Ongava Game Reserve.
There are many accommodations in the area of the Etosha National Park. For tourists who will be residing in the Etosha National Park for their holidays, there are 3 camps that they can choose from: the Namutoni Camp, the Halali Camp, and the Okaukuejo Camp. Each of these camps has great facilities for their tourists such as restaurants, food shops, swimming pool, camping facilities, and many more.
Hotels, lodges, villas, camping sites, and chalets are also available in this area. These are some of the accommodations you can try when you are in the area of the Etosha National Park: Etosha Safari Lodge, Etosha Aoba Lodge, Etosha Safari Camp, Taleni Etosha Village, Onguma Safari Camp, and the Etosha Mountain Lodge. There are also establishments that operate in the Etosha National Park. Most of these establishments offer services for game driving activities.