NACN56 Day 10 – 11: Etosha National Park

October 22, 2014 Comments Off on NACN56 Day 10 – 11: Etosha National Park
Andrew Walton
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Etosha National Park, Namibia

Making our way southeast to Etosha National Park, we are treated to incredible views of the vast landscapes as well as game viewing from our truck during our game drives. We enter the park and set up camp for the night. The park is a place where you will experience the most unique game viewing in Africa. After your game drive, we travel back to the campsite and we relax at their beautiful floodlit waterholes and watch animals visit for an evening drink during the night.

Etosha means ‘Great White Place’ and is dominated by an enormous salt pan which makes up part of the mighty Kalahari Basin. Originally a lake nourished by the Kunene River, the Etosha pan spreads across an entire quarter of the Etosha National Park.

The lake was dried up more than a few thousand years ago, and is currently a dust bowl made of salty clay which, from time to time, floods to the brim with water from the scarce rainfalls. This briefly provides water to the wildlife and fuels the growth of a certain type of algae that draws in birds and flamingos by the thousands. However, massive collections of wildlife congregate all through the entire year at the perpetual springs situated on the pan’s edges. This incredible abundance of wildlife makes Etosha National Park one of South Africa’s most supreme and significant game reserves. The Park covers an area of 22,270 square kilometres and is home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and astonishingly, 1 species of fish.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Namutoni or Okaukuejo OR Halali OR Mokuti or Toshari Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Outjo to Etosha National Park ±170 km
Included Highlight: Afternoon and Full game drive

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Brandberg White Lady – Etosha National Park, Namibia

Regarded as the highest mountain in Namibia, Brandberg has more than 45 000 rock paintings in the area. In the morning we embark on an hour long hike to pay a visit to the famous rock paintings. The next day we rise early and make our way to Etosha National Park where you will experience some of the most unique game viewing. We begin our first game drive this afternoon before making our way to camp for the evening.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Toko Lodge (Brandberg), Halali or similar (Etosha)
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Uis to Kamanjab, Kamanjab to Brandberg
Included Highlight: Brandberg White Lady hike, Afternoon game drive

Etosha National Park

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