Etosha, meaning “Great White Place”. Established in 1907, when Namibia was a German colony, known as South West Africa. Covering 22,270 square kilometers, it is home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.
Etosha takes its name from, and is dominated by, a massive mineral pan that stretches about 120 km from east to west and at its widest point about 70 km across. The salt pan is usually dry, but fills with water briefly in the summer, when it attracts pelicans and flamingos in particular.
Head out for game drive to search for elephant, the unique black-faced impala, zebra, endangered black rhino, or any of the more than 100 mammal species the park is home to.