Etosha National Park was proclaimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907. Being one of Africa’s best game reserves, its eastern territory is dominated by a vast, shallow saltpan while the rest of the park is covered with sparse shrubs, grassy plains and hilly mopane woodlands. During the dry season, tens of thousands of animals gather at the waterholes to drink including elephant, giraffe, rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah and much more. Luckily, the park was designed to make viewing such game easy. Good roads, signposts and plenty of lookouts make Etosha perfect for self-drive tours, and the three rest camps of Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni offer many choices when it comes to lodging. You’ll also find a restaurant, a shop and fuel in all three restacamps.
Etosha, known in the local language as ‘the great white place of dry water’ provides a truly unique game viewing experience. It’s a must see.
The Hoba Meteorite
The Hoba Meterorite was discovered in the 1920's on a farm not far from Grootfontein. It is the world’s largest meteorite weighing 60 tons and is made mostly of iron and nickel. It is estimated that the meteorite fell to earth about 80,000 years ago. Judging from its position and the fact that no crater was formed scientist believe that it fell with a very low trajectory and 'bounced' to its final landing site. To control vandalism, a stone amphitheatre was built around it to allow for convenient viewing, while a museum wall giving information on the meteorite was built at the entrance.