For a predominately arid country, Namibia boasts one of the greatest wildlife populations in the world, some species are truly unique and rare. Etosha National Park was claimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907. It’s eastern territory is dominated by a vast, shallow pan of silvery sand while the rest of the park is covered with sparse shrubs, grassy plains and hilly mopane woodlands. During the dry season, tens of thousands of animals converge to drinks at the waterholes – elephant, giraffe, rhino, lion and much more. Luckily the park was designed to make game viewing easy – good roads, signposts and plenty of lookouts make Etosha perfect for self-drive tours.