When traveling to Namibia, one cannot miss visiting Etosha National Park for excellent wildlife game viewing experiences. The park was officially made a game reserve in 1907 and is one of Southern Africa's finest and most important Game Reserves.There are 150 species of mammals in the park, including the endangered black rhino.
'Etosha' means "Great White Place" in reference to the huge salt pan located (mostly) within the park's boundaries. The salt pan is so big, it is actually visible from space! There are several lodges located in Etosha National Park.
We will be spending 2 nights at Okaukuejo Rest Camp situated near the western edge of the Etosha Pan.
After sunset, the waterhole is illuminated by floodlights in order to allow wildlife observation at night. One can stay out all night long watching and enjoying the animals, if so inclined. Rhinos, elephants, giraffes, and lions are some of the species who frequent here, and it is considered by many to be the best place in Africa to see the endangered black rhino.
(It's always worth remembering that the best waterholes to visit can change on a daily and even hourly basis, and that often it comes down to the 'luck of the draw' as far as what we will see.)
You can see a collection of my most recent images from Etosha National Park HERE.
I hope you will consider joining Brenda and me on our photo tour to Namibia in August 2014. We have a varied itinerary of many different and exciting photo opportunities. For information and details about our Strabo Namibia Photo Tour, please click HERE.