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.
it is also the camp which is closest to Fishers Pan – a wonderland of water birds in the wet season including breeding flamingos.
The Fort, which is for pedestrians only and overlooks the King Nehale waterhole, is the hub of activity with two restaurants, a relaxation lounge, a bar, crafts boutique, curio shop, jewellers and bookstore.
An elevated decked walkway along the water-hole provides views of the surrounding scenery, wildlife and spectacular sunsets.
Accommodation at Namutoni is provided in:
- Double Rooms: accessed along wooden walkways and offer comfort & privacy with access to a private area both at the front and from the bathroom. Equipped with a fridge & tea station. Bath and shower in bathroom
- Bush chalets: spacious and private, with double shower and basin bathroom. Sliding doors give access to a relaxation area in the front of the chalet while an outside shower is reachable via the bathroom. Equipped with a fridge & tea station
- 20 x bush chalet (2 beds)
- 24 x double rooms
- African fusion restaurant
- Curio shop, jeweller and bookstore
- Swimming pool
- Attractions & Activities: Historic fort, Flood-lit waterhole, Guided night drives, Guided morning and afternoon game drives
Waterholes near Namutoni:
Chudob: Fed by an artesian fountain this waterhole has a floating reed island. You should find Eland here along with Giraffe, Elephant, Warthog and Black Faced Impala.
Groot Okevi: Ground water level spring. Elephant, Gemsbok, Kudu, even cheetah and Leopard.
Kalkheuvel: A favoured water hole of photographers. You can get good close-ups of the animals at this busy water hole. Lots of game, and also birds such as bateleur eagle, black breasted snake eagle, tawny eagle and the black (yellow billed) kite.
Klein Okevi: Ground water level spring. Black Faced Impala, Elephant, Giraffe, Lion, Kudu, Gemsbok, Zebra and even Cheetah can be seen here.
Klein Namutoni: An artesian spring about 2km south of the camp. Good game viewing especially early morning and late afternoon. Popular with Elephant, Giraffe, Kudu, Gemsbok, Kudu, Black Faced Impala, Zebra. Don’t miss taking a tour around Dikdik drive where you have a good chance of spotting the tiny and often elusive Damara Dikdik.
Koinkas: Fed by an artesian fountain is reasonably frequented by game
Namutoni: An artesian spring on the western side of the camp. Dense reeds. Not many animals come here.
Ngobib: The water hole is in a hollow. Not very visible, but does attract Elephant, gemsbok, kudu zebra cheetah and leopard.
Okerfontein: A strong cantact spring on the edge of the pan. Not very popular, but lion and cheetah can sometimes be seen there.
Tsumcor: Busy waterhole. You should see plenty of animals here. Good photography
Twee Palms: Picturesque, Makalani Palms, don’t miss the closing gate at Namutoni.
Camping: N$ 220 per site plus N$ 121 per person (maximum 8 people per site)
|Accommodation||November 2014 – June 2015||July 2015– October 2015|
|Per person sharing||Single rate||Per person sharing||Single rate|
|Double room||BB||N$ 715||N$ 715||N$ 891||N$ 1 001|
|Bush Chalet (2 beds)||BB||N$ 891||N$ 891||N$ 1 078||N$ 1 188|
|Guided drives: Morning and Afternoon: N$ 330 pp (3 hours each)
Night drive: N$ 440 pp (3 hours)