Wildlife in Namibia
For a place that at first glance may seem lifeless, the reality is astonishing: 650 bird species and 80 large mammal species, of which, 14 birds and 15 mammals are almost entirely endemic to the country. Reptile species total 240!
Etosha National Park is the wildlife gem of Namibia and where high densities of game exist. As one moves further south, densities of large mammals are lessened, but do not disappear. Plains game such as springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, Burchell's zebra, Hartmann's mountain zebra, waterbuck, red hartebeest, giraffe, eland and endemic black-faced impala are seen. Lion, elephant and black and white rhino have also adapted superbly to the harsh dry environment.