The Etosha National Park in the game-rich northwestern corner of Namibia is 380 km at it's longest and 90 km at it's widest. It is a paradise, especially for the photographer, as it contains a wide variety of game in open country.
Declared a National Park in 1907, the park covers an area of 22 270 km² and is home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and one species of fish.
The Etosha Pan dominates the park. The salt pan desert is roughly 130 km long and as wide as 50 km in places. The salt pan is usually dry, but fills with water briefly in the summer, when it attracts pelicans and flamingos in particular. Perennial springs attract a variety of animals and birds throughout the year, including the endangered Black Rhinoceros and the endemic Black-faced Impala.