Etosha National Park

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Etosha National Park spans an area of 22,270 square kilometres (8,600 sq mi) and gets its name from the large Etosha pan which is almost entirely within the park.

The Etosha pan, is 4,760 square kilometres (1,840 sq mi) and covers 23% of the total area of the Etosha National Park. The park is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles.

5 Facts about Etosha National Park

  • The Etosha National Park falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.
  • Travel terrain comprise of both tarmac roads and gravel roads.
  • Several high-end lodges are present inside and outside the park.
  • The closest international airport is Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport which is a 5-hour drive from Etosha.
  • Off-road driving or getting out of your vehicle without the presence of a park warden is not permitted.