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ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Etosha National Park Information

Etosha National Park Information

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*Fees are subject to change yearly*

We strive to keep our Etosha National Park Information page as up-to-date as possible.

Halali, Namutoni, and Okaukuejo Campsite Fees

Olifantsrus Campsite 

Daily Entrance Fees

  • Adults (Foreign) is NAD 80 per adult per day.
  • Rates for Adults (SADC) is NAD 60 per adult per day.
  • Adults (Namibian) is NAD 30 per adult per day.
  • Children under 16 years are free of charge.

Daily Vehicle Fees 

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

Etosha National Park Information: Rules & Guidelines

  • Guests must report to reception on arrival.
  • Accommodation is available from noon 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 can drive in the park.
  • No one is allowed to remove any wildlife or plants.
  • Check to make sure that the waterholes are open for viewing before heading out.

The Following is Not Allowed 

  • Pets are not allowed.
  • No firearms or projectile-shooting weapons.
  • Motorcycles are not allowed.
  • Please do not feed the wild animals.
  • The silence around the waterholes.
  • Please do not litter inside the park.
  • No person may leave their car or step outside of their vehicle inside the park, except in designated areas in the park.
  • No drones in the park.

Etosha National Park Information: Weather and Wildlife

These are our travel recommendations for the Etosha National Park based on the seasons, as this determines which wildlife sightings will be possible.

January, February, March:
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.

April - May:
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.

June - July - August. 
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.

Sept - Nov
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.

Dec - Jan:
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.

Malaria

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.

Guided Game Drives

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. 

  • Morning drives NAD 650 per person
  • Night drives NAD 750 per person

Game drives cannot be booked beforehand, only at the Etosha National Park.

Etosha Park Information: Entry Gates

  • Anderson’s Gate is on the southwestern end of the park and is reachable 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 most extensive window period to enter and exit the park

 

Park and Camp Gate Times

Month
Day
Open Close
September 8-14 6:55 18:50
15 -21 6:50 18:50
22-30 6:40 18:50
October 1-5 6:35 18:55
6-12 6:30 18:55
13-19 6:25 19:00
20-26 6:20 19:00
27-31 6:15 19:00
November 1-2 6:15 19:00
3-9 6:15 19:10
10-16 6:10 19:10
17-23 6:10 19:15
24-30 6:10 19:20
December 1-7 6:10 19:25
8-14 6:10 19:30
15-21 6:10 19:30
22-28 6:20 19:35
29-31 6:20 19:35

More Namibia and Etosha National Park Information

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Etosha Nationalpark, Namibia

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