Namibia
Etosha National Park is one of Africa's major wildlife sanctuaries, being proclaimed a game reserve in 1907 and covering an area of more than 22 750sq kms. Despite being a highly 'managed' environment featuring a cluster of man-made water-points around the central pan and its boundary designated by a patrolled electrified fence, this is indeed one of the most special game parks in Africa. During the drier months of June to November the water points exert a magnetic pull on the big game herds, and forms the centrepiece for visitors looking to see the nearly 150 mammal species to found in the Park, including Black rhino, Oryx and Hartebeest.

The Cape fur seal, Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus, is the largest of the world’s nine fur-seal species.
   
   
     
 

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