Namibia Explored – Etosha Wildlife

Out of my way

Highlight of any Namibia trip is a visit to Etosha National Park. Founded in already in 1907, the Park spans an area of 22,270 square kilometres (8,600 sq mi) and gets its name from the large Etosha salt pan which is almost entirely within the park.  The park is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including several endangered species such as the black rhinoceros. Besides the salt pan there are also areas of grass land, dry- and thorn-savannah. The wildlife is abundant, and especially in the dry season concentrated around the water hole. You can self drive through the park, mostly on gravel roads. There are several rest areas and camps distributed throughout the park where one is also allowed to leave the car.

Personally I find it super relaxing and almost meditative to slowly drive through the park, and just see what surprises nature has in store. Wildlife is not calculable, so some days you get really lucky, others there is not much to see. But the great thing is that anytime, around every corner, every thorn bush, the next amazing wildlife experience can wait for you.  To see what we encountered in Etosha National Park, continue after the jump….


Time Out

Against the flow


Enemy watch


Majestic Pace

Soft Grass

Meet the Team

Lion King

Morning has broken

Spotted Hyena

Etosha Breakfast


Striped Love

Diverse Bush Life



Etosha Sunset

This caps my episodes of Namibia explored, links to previous posts see below.

Wish you a great Sunday!


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  1. Wundervolle Fotos! Ja, das einzelne Zebra ist toll, aber ich finde zum Beispiel auch die Szene mit dem Gnu und den vielen Zebras ganz großartig.

    1. Danke schön, Maren! Die Szene mit der Zebra-Herde und dem Gnu war fast surreal, wie sie durch den Staub zur Salzpfanne zogen. Das Bild ist auch auf meinem A2 Format Namibia-Kalender, den ich für uns gemacht habe. Müsste die Woche kommen, bin gespannt wie er geworden ist. Schönen Feiertag! Marcus

  2. Yes Marcus, the single zebra is stunning, so beautiful……they are all wonderful, I also like the first one of the lion, who is looking straight at you 🙂 Lynne

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