ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
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These are our travel recommendations for the Etosha National Park based on the seasons, as this determines which wildlife sightings will be possible.
These months typical have rain in the afternoons. Animals give birth during this season. Animals don't tend to visit the top watering holes as there is water all over the park.
It is a healthy raining season, and the last rain still falls in April. Sightings along the watering holes are less as the park has 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 generally, during early April one can also see offspring being born.
This is the typical winter months, and the scattered water spots start to dry up. 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 has warmed up.
Spring is rated the best for 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 young to feed during these times. If the rains are early in November, it is not uncommon to see the first offspring of the impalas and springboks.
The rains are falling, and the park is starting to show life as the grass turns green. There is an excitement among the animals as more grazing is available. The herds are coming together, and large crowds form. These are the best months for photographing abundant wildlife contrasted against a sparse background.
It is not uncommon to see flocks of migrating birds during these times as the rain secures more food and the pan regularly fills towards the eastern part near Onkoshi and Namutoni. Allows for the possible flamingo's on their way towards makgadikgadi pans to breed.
Etosha National Park is a low-risk malaria region.
There have been isolated cases of malaria in the park, and these were reported during the rainy season by 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 National Park from January to April. The winter temperatures and dry season are not suitable for the mosquitos. In general, there is a low risk from June to December. Some travellers make use of Malarone tablets, to be safe, even though it is a low-risk malaria region.
These guided game drives are in customised 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.
Game drives cannot be booked beforehand, only at the Etosha National Park.
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