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Things To Do In Etosha National Park

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Of all the things to do in Etosha, game viewing is the main reason that millions of visitors flock there every year. Etosha is a paradise for those wanting to experience almost all of Africa’s animals first hand and is a photographer’s dream come true. There are 114 mammal species and hundreds of reptiles and birds which are resident in the park. Some of these are extremely endangered, such as the black rhino, and Etosha is one of the best places in the world to spot this unique creature.

The roads in Etosha provide access to numerous waterholes for easier game spotting and guided game drives are offered. In addition, the main camps all feature floodlit waterholes on site, to allow guests the opportunity to enjoy viewing some of the nocturnal species which are not commonly seen.

It’s possible to see an amazing variety of game species without even leaving the camp. You could choose to spend a couple of days of your visit just relaxing around the pool surrounded by birdsong and the unspoilt African wilderness. You can experience the atmosphere of tranquillity around the camp, relax, catch up on your tan or get to grips with a good read while most guests are out exploring.

On the other end of the scale, departing early in the morning with a picnic basket and parking at the waterholes for hours is often rewarded with unusual sightings, especially of the smaller creatures. Photographers can capture amazing shots as the changes of light throughout the day drift across the landscape and bird lovers also benefit from sitting silently for hours, watching and listening for signs of bird life to tick off their list

History buffs will enjoy popping in at the monuments and grave sites in Etosha to find out the stories behind them and a visit to the unusual Fairy Tale Forest is a must.

However, regardless of your day time activities, one of the best things to do in Etosha is sitting around a camp fire swapping yarns at the end of the day, with the brilliant African sky overhead.

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