Places of Interest
Etosha National Park is not just a well worth seeing location of unique nature and landscape. It is aimed at the more adventurous traveller wanting to experience wildlife and nature in its natural surroundings. Etosha is indeed one of the most special game parks in Africa.
Tsumcor, Okerfontein, Adamax and Aroe are just some the 33 water holes in Etosha National Park. Each water hole has its own character. There are natural water holes and those which are fed artificially from bore holes. It is important to remember that the water levels of the holes and the number of game to see there vary from season to season, depending on the rainfall and the migration of the animals. This list of water holes serves merely as a guide for better game viewing opportunities. It is advisable to consult camp officials regarding game concentrations before undertaking trips.
Enjoy discovering the diversity of Etosha´s wildlife at the water holes!
Fairy Tale Forest
The Fairy Tale Forest is an impressive place about 32 kilometres west of Okaukuejo and covers an area of approximately one square kilometre. What makes the Fairy-Tale Forest unique is that the trunks of these trees are particularly knobbly. The trees usually only grow on the slopes of mountains and hills and Etosha is the only place where the trees grow in such numbers on the plains.
The Moringa ovalifolia is a species with a smooth-stemmed, stem-succulent tree growing up to 7 metres tall. The San people described them as upside-down trees, since they believed the trees were thrown out of paradise in anger and landed upside-down.
Regrettably these trees are enjoyed by the many elephants of the park and many have been destroyed. See the last survivors of those outstanding trees!