This is one of the greatest and most special Namibia safari destinations because of the great variety of game and unique vegetation to be found here. It covers 22, 270 square kilometre of country, ranging from dense bush to open plains. Its heart is the vast Etosha Pan, a shimmering grey white expanse of salt and dusty clay that is roughly 130km long. Thousands of years ago the pan was a lake fed by the Kunene River. But the river changed course and the lake shrank and dried up, the wind and heat eroding its surface so that it became slightly lower than the surrounding bush.