Places of Interest

Places of Interest in Etosha National Park are not just a well-worth-seeing location of unique nature and landscape. The Etosha Park is the perfect visit for wildlife enthusiasts. Etosha is indeed one of Africa's most extraordinary game parks and the most diverse park in Namibia. Plan your visit to the park, and we recommend a minimum stay of two to three days. It is such a large park that you will need time to explore this fantastic area.


Water Holes

Tsumcor, Okerfontein, Adamax and Aroe are just some of the 33 water holes in Etosha National Park. Each watering hole has its character. There are natural water holes and those which are fed artificially from boreholes. It is important to remember that the water levels of the holes and the number of animals to see there vary from season to season, depending on the rainfall and the migration of the animals. This list of water holes serves merely as a guide for better game viewing opportunities. It is advisable to consult camp officials regarding game concentrations before undertaking trips. During the dry season, planning your game drives early morning and late afternoon is best. In the mid-summer, it is not uncommon to find waterholes in the mid-day with many animals.

Plan your daily game drives along the waterholes of the park. Have patience; sometimes, it is best to sit at a pool, wait for the animals to arrive, and drink the source of life.

Enjoy discovering the diversity of Etosha´s wildlife at the water holes!


Fairy Tale Forest

This is another one of the places of interest to visit in Etosha. The Fairy Tale Forest is a fantastic place about 32 kilometres west of Okaukuejo and covers an area of approximately one square kilometre. What makes the Fairy-Tale Forest unique is that the trunks of these trees are particularly knobbly. The trees usually only grow on the slopes of mountains and hills, and Etosha is the only place where the trees grow in such numbers on the plains.

The Moringa Ovalifolia is a species with a smooth-stemmed, stem-succulent tree growing up to 7 meters tall. The San people described them as upside-down trees since they believed the trees were thrown out of paradise in anger and landed upside-down.

Regrettably, these trees are enjoyed by the many elephants in the park, and many have been destroyed. See the last survivors of those outstanding trees!