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Etosha

Etosha

Etosha was first established in 1907, when Namibia was a German colony known as South West Africa.
At the time, the park’s original 100,000 km² (38,500 mile²) made it the largest game reserve in the world. The area was first explored by the Europeans Charles John Andersson and Francis Galton in 1851.

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.

The surrounding savannah is home to a number of mammals that will visit the pan and surrounding waterholes when there is water, these include quite large numbers of zebra, Blue Wildebeest, giraffe and springbok as well as white rhinoceros, elephants, cheetahs, lions, leopards, and other antelopes.

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