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Game Viewing

 

 

Game Viewing

The game viewing in Etosha National Park is excellent, the best time to view game is generally in the drier months from May to end October.

There are many waterholes some of which are manmade and have water pumps to make sure animals have water all year round.

There is a good network of roads in the park all accessible by self drive.

Visitors can drive in the park with their own vehicles from sunrise to sunset daily.

All the rest camps also offer guided game drives with a professional guide who will be able to give you detailed information on sightings as well as insight into the park, vegetation and birds.Morning and afternoon drives are offered at all camps – these drives are 3 hours long and either departs at sunrise or 3 hours before the sunset.

Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni offer night drives too – these drives leave after the sunset and give a unique perspective on the night life in the park.

Visitors are not allowed to drive their own vehicles in the park at night and have to either be in the rest camps or out of the park by sunset.

Game viewing from the camps is also possible. All of the camps have a floodlit waterhole where visitors can sit at night in safety and view the animals.

Okaukuejo`s waterhole is the most famous with many visitors each day and well into the night. Rhino, elephant, giraffe, lions and hyenas are often spotted here. Zebra and springbok are also frequent visitors.

Halali`s waterhole also boasts visits from rhino, elephant hyena and sometimes even leopard.

Etosha is well known for the population of elephants as well as the healthy population of critically endangered black and white rhinos.

Birding is also excellent in the wet months from November to April. Many migrating birds visit the park and when the pan is full of water there are numerous water birds Onkoshi is excellent for birding and Namutoni is also in a good area for birding in the wet season.