Etosha National Park
Encapsulated by the vast Etosha pan that is converted into a shallow lagoon that teems with life after the rains, Etosha is ranked as one of the world’s great wildlife-viewing venues.
For most of the year, the flat calcrete depression is home to nothing more than miles of parched, cracked earth that creates shimmering mirages as far as the eye can see. However, when the rains arrive, if only for a few days of the year, the arid landscape is transformed in a watery wonderland, covered with thousands of flamingos who come to feed, as well as a plethora of other birdlife.
Dense bush and rolling grasslands around the pan create a spellbinding contrast to the watery wonderland, playing host to some of Africa’s biggest game. Vast herds of zebra, springbok, and gemsbok roam the plains, while the many waterholes attract herds of elephant, endangered black rhinoceros, and large numbers of antelope. Prides of lion rest in the shade of surrounding trees and wait patiently for prey.
Beautiful safari lodges throughout the region cater for every taste, where you can enjoy an array of safari activities, such as guided game drives.