. Etosha, which means “the great white place,” takes its name from an enormous shallow basin, or pan, covering some 4,800 square kilometres (3,000 square miles). Etosha has been inhabited by Bushmen since before recorded time. Now it is a national park of 24,000 square kilometres (15,000 square miles), home to 144 mammal species, 340 bird species and one of the largest savannah conservation areas in Africa. Etosha is world-renowned for its spectacular wildlife, including elephant, black and white rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah and large herds of springbok, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and many other species, all interacting naturally in a pristine environment.
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