In the vast arid space of Northern Namibia lies one of Southern Africa’s best loved wildlife sanctuaries. Etosha National Park offers excellent game viewing in one of Africa’s most accessible venues. Zebra and springbok are scattered across the endless horizon, while the many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.
Etosha, meaning ‘place of dry water’, is encloses a huge, flat calcrete depression (or pan) of about 5 000km². The ‘Pan’ provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub. The pan itself contains water only after very good rains and sometimes for only a few days each year, but is enough to stimulate the growth of a blue-green algae which lures thousands of flamingos.
- Etosha is a 22 750km² wildlife sanctuary in Namibia – one of Africa’s most stable and accessible countries
- Great game viewing at the waterholes, especially during the dry season (June to November)
- Great chances of seeing the endangered black rhinoceros
- The 5 000km² salt pan, which attracts thousands of flamingos after heavy rains
- Floodlit waterholes for night-time game viewing
- 2wd accessible
- Malaria free
During the drier months from June to November the water points exert a magnetic pull on the big game herds, and forms the centrepiece for visitors looking to see the nearly 150 mammal species to found in the park, including several rare and endangered species such as the Black Rhino, Black-faced Impala, Tssesebe and Gemsbok.
Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park Anderson Gate. Okaukuejo camp is the oldest tourist camp in Etosha and it currently functions as the administrative hub of the park, and the home of the Etosha Ecological Institute. It is situated at the western end of the pan. Read more
The word Halali refers to the sound of a bugle or horn announcing the end of a day’s hunting, and I suppose the German soldiers that were posted here enjoyed the hunting until Governor Von Lindequist wisely declared the Etosha a game park and reserve. Strategically located halfway… Read more
Namutoni is situated on the eastern side of Etosha, and derives its name from the old German fort around which it is built. The presence of the fort gives Namutoni more character than the other rest camps in Etosha. Read more
Onkoshi Camp is set on the rim of the Etosha Pan on a secluded peninsula. Onkoshi is a low impact, environmentally friendly establishment with only 15 units (30 beds), which guarantees a truly personal and exclusive experience. Read more
Nestled in the dolomite outcrops of the pristine western Etosha National Park, Dolomite Camp offers an intimate experience of one of the most scenic areas of the Park. Access here is via the previously restricted tourism route through Galton Gate…Read more