Namibia- Etosha National Park

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Situated in the northern part of Namibia is the impressive game reserve, Etosha National Park. Established over 100 years ago, this game park is a highlight for anyone taking part in Namibia tours and wanting an original African wildlife experience. It has a unique landscape compared to other African game parks, from desert region, to the Mopani woodlands, to grasslands and shrub savanna – it is natural diversity at its best.

Etosha is one of the world’s top game parks, hence wildlife being something that it is known for and the evidence is clearly in its numbers; hosting over 100 mammals (including white and black rhinos, lions, elephants, cheetahs and leopards), almost 350 bird species, 110 types of reptiles and 16 amphibians.

Conservation projects in Etosha have made the news for all the right reasons in recent years. They boast the largest amount of free roaming black rhinos and cheetahs in the whole of Africa, which is especially impressive since just two decades ago they were in a crisis with wildlife decimating at an alarming rate. The Namibian government and stakeholders became involved and have transformed this game park into a world class animal conservancy.

The Etosha Salt Pan covers almost 25% of the Park and is even visible from space. It is Africa’s largest salt pan and generally remains dry but sometimes attracts varied wildlife which snack on the mineral-rich salts and sip any precious water which may remain after some rain.

Ashanti Travel Online encourages tours to this outstanding national park and focuses largely on African budget safaris, so we can arrange a once in a lifetime overland travel tour to suite your budget.

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1804, 2017

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List of Southern Africa

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Botswana, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Destinations, Etosha National Park & Caprivi Strip, Kenya, Kruger National Park, Lake Bunyoni, Lake Malawi, Malawi, Masai Mara National Reserve, Namibia, News, Okavango Delta & Maun, Serengeti National Park & Ngorogoro Crater, South Africa, Travel Advice, Uganda, Victoria Falls, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Are you planning a trip to Africa, but you are not sure what you want to do? Don’t worry, we have put together a bucket list of the top “not to miss” attractions just for you! This bucket list contains some of the most wonderful places in Southern Africa and East Africa, including amazing countries like South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. Our top 10 African experiences range from gorilla trekking in Uganda, to hiking up Dune 45 in the desert of Namibia, and searching for the big five in Kruger National Park. Start reading [...]

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Overland Namibia: Guided Tour or Self Drive?

March 27th, 2017|Categories: Destinations, Etosha National Park & Caprivi Strip, Fish River Canyon & Namib Desert, Namibia, News, Overland Tours, Travel Advice|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Namibian overland tour can be seen as one of the most beautiful journeys of a lifetime. Namibia, the land where dunes are mountains, is a country with stunning landscapes and vegetation, a great number of wildlife and a diversity of cultures. When you’re planning your trip to Namibia, you will have to choose between a guided tour or a self-driving tour. In this blog, we discuss both options as well as their pros and cons. Self-drive A big pro of a Namibian self-drive is the flexibility. You can make your own schedule and you can stay as long as [...]

2408, 2016

Ashanti’s Review of our Joburg to Vic Falls Overland Tour

August 24th, 2016|Categories: Botswana, Budget Safaris, Chobe National Park, Etosha National Park & Caprivi Strip, Johannesburg, News, Okavango Delta & Maun, Overland Tours|0 Comments

In July 2016, we sent Ashanti Travel staff member, Cal Heyburgh, on our 8 Day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Overland Tour. This compact camping safari is a great way to experience overland travel, with the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife, as well as some of Southern Africa’s most beautiful national parks, in a short amount of time. The bulk of the tour is spent in Botswana and this trip is one of the best ways to enjoy Botswana on a budget. Below is Cal’s review of his tour.     Day 1 – Johannesburg to Tuli Block, Botswana Departing [...]

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