Aberdeen guesthouses Etosha National Park was proclaimed as Namibias first conservation area in 1907. With subsequent additions it became the largest game reserve in the world, covering a vast area aberdeen guesthouses of 93,240 km. For aberdeen guesthouses political considerations its size was progressively diminished, until by 1975 aberdeen guesthouses it had been reduced to its present surface area of 22,270 km. It is still one of the largest game reserves in Africa!
A guesthouses alnwick guesthouses in bowness vast area aberdeen guesthouses on Namibia's central plateau, the park's focal point is the Etosha Pan - a flat saline desert. 130 km long by 50km at its widest in the eastern sector of the park. Subsequent climatic and tectonic changes have since lowered the water level so that the pan only holds water for a brief period each year - it teems with flamingos and pelicans in the summer.
The saline and mineral residues together with moisture from perennial springs attract an immense number and variety of game and birds from mid-March into November just before the new wet season starts.
Of the 114 mammals species found in the park, several are rare and endangered. such aberdeen guesthouses as black rhino, cheetah and black-faced impala.
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Other large mammals in the park include giraffe, blue wildebeest, mountain and plains zebra, hyena and lion. Smaller mammals include jackal, bat-eared fox, honey badger, warthog and guesthouses wiltshire aberdeen guesthouses the ubiquitous ground squirrel.
Around 340 bird species occur in Etosha National Park, about one aberdeen guesthouses third being migratory, including the European bee-eater and several species of waders.
Larger birds include ostrich, kori bustard and guesthouses lake district greater and lesser flamingo, millions of which congregate on the pan to breed aberdeen guesthouses during a good rainy season.
Those most commonly seen are lappet faced, white-backed and aberdeen guesthouses hooded vultures, while sightings of the Cape, Egyptian guesthouses aberdeen and Palmnut vultures have been recorded. There aberdeen guesthouses are eight species of owl, including pearlspotted and whitefaced, and aberdeen guesthouses four species of nightjar. For the greater part of the year (the dry season) Etoshas animals and birds are dependent on about 30 springs and waterholes.
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Etosha National Park is open throughout the year and is accessible by tarred roads via the Andersson Gate in the central southern section, the Galton Gate in the west and the Von Lindequist Gate in the east.
Etosha National Park can now also be entered from the north-central Owambo regions.
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