10 July 2013

Etosha National Park: Several water holes refurbished

Namibia's Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) has, in conjunction with the German government's Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), refurbished several water points in the western part of the Etosha National Park and in bordering conservancies. The upgraded water points now feature elephant-proof walls and troughs, new pipelines and fittings, as well as solar driven pumps and storage tanks, so that the water points remain full even during times of high water demand by wildlife. The dry season in Etosha National Park, which is great for game viewing as the wildlife is drawn to the water holes, usually starts in April and stretches to December. The upgrading work in Etosha National Park took place in less than four months and at a cost of approximately N$2.3 million.

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