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Etosha National Park reviews

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“I have had many visits to this amazing national Park and I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed.” - Nature Travel Namibia

One of Africa’s greatest National Parks

Views: 172 Visited: Jan 2019 Reviewed: Mar 30, 2019

One of Nature Travel Namibia’s guides who loves exploring the Etosha National Park writes the following review about this spectacular Namibian National Park:

"In my opinion, Etosha is one of Africa’s greatest National Parks. It covers more than 20,000 km2, is one of the world's great wildlife-viewing venues. The Etosha Pan, meaning “ The Great White Place”, is believed to be formed over 100 million years ago and it is 130km’s long and up to 50km’s wide, which covers a quarter of the whole park.

The dramatic open landscapes with the white soil from the Etosha pan set a scene that only a photographer can dream of. The sheer vastness of the Park and its great diversity make for an awesome safari. In all of my visits to the park I have yet to be disappointed. Etosha known as the great white place really has something for everyone. From the majestic big cats like Lion, Leopard and of course Cheetah. By the way probably one of the best places in Southern Africa to see the beautiful Cheetah. Large herds of Zebra, with both Burchell’s and Hartmann’s Zebra occurring-the only place in the world where this is possible. Large herds Elephants roam the massive park and the experience of seeing these large gentle giants coming down to drink is breath-taking.

Antelope are abundant with Oryx (Gemsbok), Springbok, Kudu, Impala, Black-faced Impala (endemic to Etosha), Blue Wildebeest, Damara Dik-dik( Endemic), Eland, and Red Haartebeest being some of the species seen over my trips to the Park. Etosha is home to both White and Black Rhino and in my experience from travelling all across the continent it’s the best place to see the rare and endangered Black Rhino. Other special sightings I have had in the park have been: Caracal, Serval, brown Hyena, Bat eared Fox and Honey Badger. This park is truly amazing and a must for any wild life enthusiast.

The park also offers some amazing birding for the twitchers, with just over 380 bird species recorded in the Park, some of the highlight on my trips have been: Blue Crane, Secretarybird, Red-necked Falcon, Kori Bustard, Burchell’s Sandgrouse, Monteiro’s Hornbill, Bradfield’s Hornbill, Crimson-breasted Shrike, Violet Wood Hoopoe, Barred Wren Warbler, Caspian Plover, numerous Larks, Double-banded Courser and Rufous-eared Warbler to name a few. I have had many visits to this amazing national Park and I can assure you, that you won’t be disappointed."

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