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Driving in Etosha
Namibia is truly unique, influenced by various cultures during colonization and now reborn from the shadows of Apartheid in 1990. What has emerged is a true sense of unity in diversity, the coming together of at least 11 major ethnic groups, each celebrating their past while working together toward the future. You will notice this in dress, language, art, music, sport, food and religion. There exists a wonderful collage, but first and foremost, Namibians are proud to be Namibian. And for good reason.
A key part of Namibia's story is the amazing variety of wildlife to be found here - detailed in Namibia's many national parks, reserves and conservancies. For a predominately arid country Namibia boasts one of the greatest wildlife populations in the world, some species are truly unique, many are rare, and a few whose lineage goes back long before the first ancestors of mankind evolved. Hundreds of mammal species roam freely here, and thanks to the variety of habitats across Namibia, it's quite easy to customize your wildlife experience accordingly. In the Etosha National Park, huge herds of Springbok, Gemsbok, Zebra, and Blue Wildebeest, as well as smaller numbers of Red Hartebeest, Bruchell's Zebra, Lion, Cheetah and the elusive Leopard gather at waterholes and are spotted easily against the stark white background of the immense salt pans. Waterberg Plateau was proclaimed to nurture small numbers of endangered animals, different species of antelope, buffalo, white rhino and many more. Cape Cross on the Skeleton Coast represents one of the largest seal reserves in the world. These three parks represent the most popular wildlife attractions in Namibia, but others dot the entire country all experiencing a renaissance of sorts thanks to a massive internationally recognized conservation effort. The "Big Five" has become a popular term of reference for visitors planning an African safari. Pre conservation times trophy hunters coined the term, and the "Big Five" were originally elephant, black rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. Hippo, cheetah and many more are now added to the photographers must see list of wild animals. Call Martins world Travel today for further details.
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