List of National Parks in Namibia

List of National Parks in Namibia

What Are National Park?

A national park is a park in use for conservation purposes, created and protected by national governments. Often it is a reserve of natural, semi-natural, or developed land that a sovereign state declares or owns.

Here Are Some Of The List of National Parks in Namibia

Parque nacional de Bwabwata

Parque Nacional Mudumu

Khaudum National Park

Mangetti National Park

Etosha National Park

Sperrgebiet National Park

/Ai /Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Daan Viljoen Game Reserve

Namib Naukluft National Park

Frequently Ask Questions

How many national parks are there in Namibia?

Namibia has 20 state run protected areas coverring about 17 per cent of the country’s land surface, which exceeds the mean PA coverage per nation of 12.2 per cent.

Where is Etosha National Park located?

Etosha National Park is a national park in northwestern Namibia. It was proclaimed a game reserve in March 1907 in Ordinance 88 by the Governor of German South West Africa, Dr. Friedrich von Lindequist.

How far is Etosha National Park from Windhoek?

Etosha is approximately 6 hours from Windhoek by road. The road is good tarmac and can easily be driven in one day. By the Eastern route, Etosha is 553km north of Windhoek.

Why does Etosha mean great white place?

In the language of the Ovambo tribe, Etosha means ‘great white place’, a name passed on to the first Europeans to come across this “immense hollow”, Sir Francis Galton and Charles Andersson in 1851, with the help of travelling Ovambo traders.

What is Etosha National Park famous for?

For example lion, elephant, leopard, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, springbok, two kinds of zebra, eland and many more species of wildlife are found here.

How do I get to Etosha National Park?

The closest major airport to Etosha National Park is Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH), located near the capital city of Windhoek. Upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport, travellers have the option to fly directly into Etosha or take the journey overland.

Does it rain in Etosha National Park?

Rainfall is approximately 14 inches (358mm) per year with January to March the hottest and wettest months.

How many lions are there in Etosha National Park?

In the last two decades, African lions have disappeared from 94% of their historic range and their numbers have dropped by almost half. Today, only 20,000 lions are estimated left in the wild.

What animals live in Etosha National Park?

The large mammals in Etosha National Park include lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, giraffe, wildebeest, cheetah, hyena, mountain and plains zebra, springbok, kudu, gemsbok and eland. Among the smaller species you will find jackal, bat-eared fox, warthog, honey badger and ground squirrel.

How many elephants are there in Etosha National Park?

Today there are more than 2 500 elephants resident in the Etosha National Park, and they are some of the most intensively studied elephants in the world.

How many plant species are in Etosha National Park?

The Etosha National Park has been divided into 31 plant communities on the basis of floristic, edaphic and topographic features, employing a Braun – Blanquet type of phytosociological survey.

What’s the purpose of national parks in Namibia?

The statutory purposes of National Parks are: To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Parks. To promote opportunities for the public understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the Parks.

What is not allowed in national parks in Namibia?

You may not take rocks, fossils, plant specimens, or anything else out of the park except the items you brought in and souvenirs you purchase during your visit. If you find antlers in the woods, leave them there. Some parks make exceptions for traditional visitor pastimes such as seashell collecting and berry picking.

Who takes care of national parks in Namibia?

What government agency oversees the National Park Service? The National Park Service is a bureau of the Department of the Interior. Directly overseeing its operation is the department’s Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks.