Covering 22 270 sq Km, the park is one of the largest game park in Africa and is home to most of the Africa’s big game, elephant, rhino, giraffe, large variety of antelope, as well as lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena. Bird life is also prolific with 340 species recorded. The heart of the park is the Ethos Pan, a silvery white, dry and flat depression, during the rain season the pan is filled with water.
The name derived from the shipwrecks and whales bones which scattered the beaches of this treacherous coastline. The park is a wilderness of dunes, gravel plains and canyons.
The park covers 49 768 sq km, running up the coast from Lüderitz to Swakopmund. The Namib is one of the oldest desert on earth and is characterised by the monumentally apricot coloured sand dunes ( up to 300m) in Sossusvlei. The Welwitschia Trail, Kuiseb Canyon, Sandwich Harbour, Sesriem and Naukluft Mountains are the main points of interest.
This is one of the most spectacular scenic area in Namibia. Twylfontein, Brandberg, Spitzkoppe are the places for rock engraving and painting. Desert elephants, black rhinos, Hartmann’s mountain zebras, desert dwelling giraffes, gemsboks, kudus, springboks and other species adapted to desert generally venture in this area.