At sunrise the gates open to the 'Great White Place' or 'Place of Dry Water', as the Owambo people have called the heart of the country since time immemorial. Unlike its name, however, the 22 912-square-kilometre national park is a place of sanctuary and abundance.
The Etosha Experience
With a variety of vegetation types, from thorn bush and woodland savannah, stands of makalani palms and the 'phantom' moringa trees (sprokiesbome) to the chalky white pan, Etosha National Park is home to myriad species of wildlife. One-hundred-and-fourteen mammal species are found in the park including the antisocial black rhino and the endemic black-faced impala.