Elephant and Giraffe in Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Etosha is one of Africa’s great wildlife parks and Namibia’s prime wilderness conservation area. Spanning a vast 22 300 square kilometres (8 610 square miles), it consists mostly of grassy plains around a huge salt pan, which becomes a beautiful lake after heavy rains and attracts large flocks of pink candy-floss-coloured flamingo. Etosha hosts a vast array of animals, including the Big Five, as well as giraffe, and rare and unusual species like the black-faced impala, Hartmann’s mountain zebra or the smallest antelope in the world, the Damara dikdik.