Etosha Pan

Lioness on the eastern edge of Etosha Pan near Namutoni.  Exceptionally high rainfall in Angola and northern Namibia resulted in the pan filling up.
The old fort at Namutoni with Fischer's Pan in the foreground, eastern Etosha.
Giraffe on the edge of Fischer's Pan, eastern Etosha.
Causeway across Fischer's Pan flooded by exceptionally high water levels.
Ephemeral waterhole formed during the rainy season.
View of the eastern edge of Etosha Pan near Namutoni.
View of the eastern edge of Etosha Pan near Namutoni.
Blue Cranes on the edge of Etosha Pan near Doringdraai, eastern Etosha.

Etosha Pan

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  • Superficie: 
    600'000 ha
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  • Coordonnées: 
    19°15'S 15°30'E
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Etosha Pan, Lake Oponono & Cuvelai drainage. 23/08/95; 600,000 ha; 19°15'S 015°30'E. National Park. A system of ephemeral rivers, feeding pans and associated lake and delta. Habitats include the pans, seasonally-flooded grasslands, palm tree savannah, woodlands, and dry bush savannah. The system supports 45% of Namibia's human population, who exist by subsistence farming and fishing on the floodplains and seasonal wetlands. Local people rely upon seasonal ponds and shallow wells for their water. The site supports populations of several rare and endangered large mammals, and in good rainy seasons it serves as a breeding ground for flamingos. Ramsar site no. 745. Most recent RIS information: 1995.

Région administrative: 
Omusati, Oshana and Oshikoto Regions

  • Inscription légale nationale: 
    • national park - Etosha National Park
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Fiche descriptive Ramsar (FDR)