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Namibia: Etosha National Park

When was first established in 1907 by von Lindequist, the then governor of German South West Africa, it was the largest game reserve in the world with its 100.000 kms. Today the park is less than a quarter of its original size, but still remains one of the larger of Africa.
The Etosha Pan dominates the park and gives it the name, Etosha meaning "great white place".
Etosha is home to 114 mammal species (encluded the endangered black rino and roan antilope and the endemic black-faced impala), 340 bird species, 110 reptile species and 16 amphibian species.
At the beginning there were no fences and the game was in no way restricted in its movements. Today the park is surrounded by a strong wire, sometimes electrified fence, which is intended to keep animals in and poachers out.
Inside the park there are three resorts: Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni.
Herd of elephants at Rietfontein waterhole Zebras at Okaukuejo waterhole Ombika waterhole: greater kudus family Black faced impala Black faced impala
Gemsboks Gemsbok Okaukuejo waterhole after sunset Night at Okaukuejo: elephants Night at Okaukuejo: black rhinoceros
Night at Okaukuejo: giraffe Aroe waterhole: elephants Playing with the mud A big bull Broken tusk
Fine to meet you Elephant's embrace Incoming night at Okaukuejo The pleasures of  dust Another night at Ohaukuejo
Etosha Lookout. where mirages seem real and reality seems a mirage Clay is split into exagonal salt-incrusted fragments Giraffes at Chudop waterhole The difficult task of drinking water What is it doing?
Giraffes in front of Etosha pan Zebras at Okaukuejo w. Okondeka waterhole at the edge of pan Zebras Leopard: a brief apparition for a great emotion
A likeble ground squirrel Red hartebeest Zebras in the red light of sunset In the dust of their walking Ostrich
Kori bustard Mortal combat between two jackals and a Kori bustard It's the daily struggle for survival Effusion of love? With the prey amid talons
Lilacbreasted roller