Etosha National Park is the most famous of all Namibia’s parks. At just over 2 million hectares big, this park is home to an extremely wide variety of game, birdlife, and vegetation zones. It also has many waterholes – man-made and natural – where you can park your vehicle and observe games in their natural environment. It is a real experience to see big animals, free as life itself, as they approach the water hole. Each species has a different way of approaching water, and each depends on the other to make sure there are no predators around.
Etosha means “the great white place”, which refers to the salt pan that makes up most of the park. The pan does sometimes get water from the north or rain, but generally, it is dry and white as far as the eye can see.
Etosha National Park has three camps where visitors can stay overnight.