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Etosha is known for its pan - an immense, flat, saline desert. After exceptionally rainy periods, the pan fills with up to a metre (3ft) of water and enormous numbers of flamingoes and pelicans arrive to feed and breed. We saw the pan when its surface was dry and caked with salty dirt.
Animals love the Etosha Pan for its salt. They dig it up and even find moist dirt beneath the dry surface. Big Boy demonstrates good digging technique.
The fringe of the Pan looks like a seashore; the illusion is made even more complete by the horizon's mirage.
If mirages don't mess with your eyes, then zebra stripes will.
We stayed at a desert castle built by the Germans in 1904 called Namutoni.