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ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Etosha Park Information

Etosha Park Information

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Fees are Subject to Change Yearly

Halali, Namutoni. Okaukuejo

  • Campsite Fees Max 8 people: N$ 250
  • Per-person Camping N$136
  • Eight people max per campsite.

Olifantsrus Campsite 

  • Camping Fees Max eight people: N$ 250
  • Day visitor entry fee: N$ 30

Daily Entrance Fees

  • Adults (foreign) is N$  80-00 per adult per day
  • Adults (SADC) is N$  60-00 per adult per day
  • Adults (Namibian) is N$  30-00 per adult per day
  • Children under 16 years are free of charge

Daily Vehicle Fees 

  • Cars with ten seats or less are N$  10-00 per vehicle per day
  • Cars with 11-25 seats are N$  40-00 per vehicle per day
  • Vehicles with 26-50 seats are N$  300-00 per vehicle per day

Etosha Park Information: Rules & Guidelines

  • Guests must report to reception on arrival
  • Accommodation is available from 12:00 pm and must be vacated by 10:00 am
  • When on game drives, remain in your vehicle at all times
  • Obey all the traffic signs in the park
  • Only persons with a valid driver’s license are permitted to drive in the park
  • No wildlife or plants may be removed from the park

The Following is Not Allowed 

  • No pets.
  • No firearms or projectile- shooting weapons.
  • No Motorcycles.
  • No feeding of the wild animals.
  • Silence is required around the waterholes and checks to make sure before heading out that waterholes are open for viewing
  • No Littering
  • No leaving your vehicle, unless in designated marked areas in the park.

Etosha Park Information: Travelling Times

Monthly recommendation of The Etosha park.

January, February, March:
This is typical of rains in the afternoons and animals are giving birth during this season. Animals don’t tend to have to go top watering holes as there is random water all over the park.

April – May:
It is a healthy raining season then the last rains will still fall in April. Sightings along the watering holes are less as the park as natural water scattered all over. April can be exciting as the Springboks and impalas can have a second birth after November rains. Their gestation period is only four months and normally during April, and early may be one can still see offsprings being born.

June – July – August. 
This is typical winter months, and the park will start to dry up on the naturally scattered water. This is when the animals start heading back towards the watering holes. The mornings and the evenings are cold, and sometimes the best sightings are in the middle of the day when it warms up.

Sept – Nov
This is rated for the best months of animal sightings as it warms up and the park is arid. Animals tend to gather around the watering holes, and many of the predators have youngins to feed during these times. If the rains are early in November, it is not uncommon to have first offsprings with the impalas and Springboks.

Dec – Jan:
The rains are falling, and the park is starting to show life as the grass turns green. There is an excitement amongst the animals as more grazing is available. The herds are coming together, and these are the times for large crowds and contrast with the backgrounds.

It is not uncommon to see flocks of migrating birds during these times as the rains bring food and the pan regularly fills towards the eastern part near Onkoshi and Namutoni. Allows for possible flamingo’s on their way towards makgadikgadi pans to breed.

Etosha Park Information: Malaria

Etosha National Park is a low-risk Malaria Region. There have been isolated cases of Malaria in the park, and these only were recorded during the Raining season and people that came from the North of Namibia. As a precautionary matter, we do suggest that you consult your GP on Malaria Prophylaxis when visiting Etosha during the months of Jan – April. The winter temperatures and dry season are not suitable for the mosquitos and in general, there is a highly low risk during the months of June – Dec.

Etosha is classified as a low-risk Malaria region.

Etosha Park Information: Guided Game Drives

These guided game drives are conducted in customized open vehicles. They all depart and return to the main camps of Etosha.

Game drives on offer at Halali camp, Namutoni Camp, Okaukuejo Camp, Dolomite Camp, Onkoshi Camp. 

  • Morning drives N$ 605 per person
  • Afternoon drives N$ 605 per person
  • Night drives N$ 650 per person

Please book well in advance to ensure availability.

Etosha Park Information: Entry Gates

  • Anderson’s Gate is on the southwestern end of the park and can be reached on the C38 from Outjo.
    The closest camp is Okaukuejo.
  • Von Lindequist Gate lies in the east and connects to the B1. Tsumeb is the closest town to this gate.
    Namutoni Camp is only a short drive from the gate.
  • Galton Gate lies on the western end of the park.
  • King Nehale Lya Mpingana Gate is at the northern end of the park and is 48 km from the main road to Ondangwa.
  • The Park Gates open and close according to the sunrise and sunset times of every month.
  • Summer months offer the largest window period to enter and exit the park.

 

Park and Camp Gate Entry and Exit Times 

Months  Sunrise  Sunset 
January  06h20 19h40
February 06h40 19h30
March 06h50 19h20
April 1 Hour back  06h00 17h50
May  06h10 17h50
June  06h20 17h30
July  06h30 17h30
August 06h20 17h30
September 07h00 18h40
October 06h30 18h50
November  06h20 19h10
December  06h10 19h20

Plan your visit to Etosha National Park this year.
Contact us online at info@etoshanationalpark.co.za

We can assist with all NWR – Namibian Wildlife Resort Bookings.
SA Reservations: +27 21 853 7952 / amy@etoshanationalpark.co.za
Namibia Reservations:+264 81 180 0016 / anschen@etsohanationalpark.co.za

Namibia Daylight Savings April – September every year
1hour back from SA Time. 
The same is valid for our office hours.
8 am – 5 pm Mon – Friday.  
Please send us an email, and we will process your request.