ONE OF AFRICA’S GREATEST WILDLIFE SANCTUARIESEtosha National Park is made up of a vast salt pan so large it can be seen from space. The ‘Pan’ provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub. The pan itself contains water only after very good rains and sometimes for only a few days each year, but is enough to stimulate the growth of a blue-green algae which lures thousands of flamingos. As a water source there is abundant wildlife that congregates, giving you almost guaranteed game sightings. Regarded by wildlife aficionados as one of Africa’s greatest and most intriguing wildlife sanctuaries. Despite being in a semi-arid area, the park is home to over 340 species of bird, 110 reptile and 100 mammal species, including close to 3,000 elephant, 300 black rhino – one of the biggest populations in Africa – 27,000 wildebeest, 7,000 zebra and rare antelope species like black faced impala, Damara dik dik, suni and roan antelope. Lion, cheetah and hyena are relatively common sightings and leopard often lurk in the tangled vegetation around waterholes.
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