Etosha Pan is part of the Tentative list of Namibia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.
- ●● Tentative
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
The Etosha pan is a huge salt pan (approx. 5.000 km2) and is part of Etosha National Park. Given the saline conditions, there are no (larger) animals to be spotted on the pan but they gather around a number of waterholes at the edge of the pan.
The pan itself cannot be visited, but there are a number of viewpoints where you can get a good overview of the pan. Having visited most of them, we found that the Salvadora waterhole (cf. picture) and Pan's Edge & Wolfsnes viewpoints offered the best views.
In general, a normal car will get you anywhere in the National Park, but for the more remote waterholes & viewpoints a 4x4 is recommended from a comfort point of view.