Etosha, meaning 'Great White Place', is named after the massive
salt pan which dominates the game reserve.
Occasionally, if the rains have been good, the pan fills with
water and forms a temporary lake which attracts large flocks of
flamingos. Most of the time the pan is dry, but perennial springs
draw large concentrations of wildlife at all times of year.
In between Windhoek and Etosha is Damaraland, one of the most
scenic areas in Namibia. Its dramatic landscape of petrified
forests also hosts abundant wildlife such as the endangered desert
elephant, and also black rhino. Damaraland is also home to a
multitude of ancient rock engravings depicting scenes thousands of