Etosha National Park
One of Africa’s big and famous National Parks, at 22,200km2 it has an extraordinary array of animals and due to its size if you travel East to West across this park you will see how the environment and species change as you travel. For instance In the east of the park you will find the desert adapted Mountain Zebra, these start to be replaced by the Plains Zebra about 60km’s from the Eastern boundary.
This is a very busy National Park and there are no private safari camps inside the park, only the National Parks facilities, there are however a range of accommodation options from self camping to luxury safari lodges. Etosha is an excellent place to look for both White and Black Rhino, Oryx, Brown and Spotted Hyena, Springbok, Blue Wildebeest, Giraffe, Dik Dik, Lions, Cheetah and Leopard. For the birders it is also great with a big species list and one of the only places that you can find big flocks of Ostriches as opposed to the more usual small family groups. After the rains it is also possible to see nice flocks of Flamingoes here as well should the Etosha Pan get any meaningful inflows of water.
There is also a small road that takes you a short way out onto the actual Etosha Pan which is well worth doing as well.