Etosha National Park
national park is situated in the north of Namibia. The original surface of
the reserve was 99.526 kmē but because of political circumstances in 1967
reduced to 22.270 kmē. The enormous pan in the park has a surface of 6.133 kmē
and was once a large lake fed by the Kunene River.
The pan dried eventually
completely out and became a mineral and salty desert where nothing grows.
Because of the rivers coming from the northwest and in combination with the
rain season, the area transforms in to many lakes attracting thousands of
birds and game. Unfortunately not all these areas can be reached by
Animals migrate during the rain season
to the park section in the west to bring the babies in the world and migrate
once again to the central areas in the east during the dry season.
Summers are hot with occasional rainfall (the annual
rainfall is 400 mm), March and August are cooler months with now and then a
hot day but cold nights with temperatures often below zero.
Skeleton Coast National Park
The Skeleton Coast is
situated in the Namib Desert, 16.900 kmē reaching from the Ugab River to the
in the south and the Angolan border in the north. This narrow strip of
desert is not more than 40 km wide inland. The section north of the Hanib
closed for public access due to mining activities.
People would think there is no life in this moon
landscape but one would be surprised what can be found. The lifeblood of
this Namib Desert section is the daily fog rolling in from the Atlantic
Ocean. The fog gives enough water and life support for the many species.
Game such as antelopes, giraffe, zebra and even elephant can be spotted on
the river banks.
The southern section of the reserve is in strong contrast
with the northern section. Here the Uniab river mouth is creating a sweet
water environment for many bird species.
Darmaraland Wilderness Reserve
The more than 160.000 ha
nature reserve is situated southwest of Etosha and is known for its moon
landscapes. Elephant, black rhino, zebra and antelopes survive in the area.
Together with the diamond
rich area in the south a total surface of 50.000 kmē. Exceptional natural
beauty is the Kuiseb
Canyon, the Tsondavlei, Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei. Sosusvlei has the
highest sand dunes in the world.
Fish River Canyon
Another geological wonder in
Namibia, the second largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon in
the United States. The magnificent canyon is 161 km long, 27 km wide and at
some places almost 550 meter deep!
The summer days are hot, sometimes even uncomfortably hot
while the nights are warm but some time to relax and cool off. The little
rainfall is usually a short rain shower.
Caprivi Game Reserve
The reserve has a surface of 600.000 ha
and is situated in the far northeast from the country at the Angolan,
Zambian and Botswana border. Those driving through the reserve have found
the easiest route to the world famous Victoria Falls.
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