Etosha National Park is truly a unique place in an arid wilderness. The focal part of the park is a massive salt pan which can be seen from space. The periphery of this and the adjoining pans host great numbers of general game such as gemsbok, springbok, eland, zebra and the regionally endemic black-faced impala. Healthy elephant and black rhino populations occur in the park. One has a good chance of seeing the larger predators here, such as lion, spotted hyena and leopard, as well as an array of the smaller predators. The birdlife is excellent, especially during the wet season when all the summer migrants return. Etosha is a national park that can be experienced on a self-drive safari, through a tour operator or one could stay in one of the luxury private lodges adjoining the park. The highlight of any trip to Etosha is most definitely sitting out at dusk or dawn, overlooking a waterhole from one of the camp's hides, and watching an orchestra of wildlife come to quench their thirst.

Why we like it

Phenomenal waterhole action all night long! Ellies, Lion and Black Rhino hotspot

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 22 270 sq km
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Black Rhino
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Tsumeb

Accommodation in Etosha National Park

Onkoshi Resort, Etosha

Onkoshi Resort is located in a remote, secluded section of Namibia's Etosha National Park, on the edge of the park's legendary massive salt pan. This salt pan, which is the central feature of the park, is so large that it can be seen from space. The camp's 15 chalets are built on raised wooden decks and overlook the pan, which…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Okaukuejo Resort, Etosha

Okaukuejo Resort is a safari camp located inside the legendary Etosha National Park in Namibia. The camp is renowned for its best feature - the floodlit waterhole that attracts a wealth of wildlife species including elephant, lion and rhino. The wildlife congregate in large numbers very frequently at the waterhole, affording guests the chance to observe them at close quarters…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board, Camping
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Olifantsrus Camp, Etosha

Olifantsrus Campsite is situated in the western part of Namibia's famous Etosha National Park. This intimate camp is located off the beaten path, in a part of the park that was previously not accessible to tourists. The camp's main attraction is its state-of the-art game-viewing hide, a rounded elevated 2-storeyed building with glass fronts, overlooking a waterhole. This allows for…

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Accomodation Type: Camping
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Etosha National Park

Self-drive Safaris, Namibia

Endless horizons; Namib Desert; Skeleton Coast; Kalahari Desert; Amazing and unique wildlife; Epic photography

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Duration: 10 - 21 days
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Lookout for

Black Rhino
Spotted Hyena
Brown Hyena

Key Species

Black Rhino

African Openbill
Sociable Weaver
Pygmy Falcon
Flamingo (Greater & Lesser)
Pale Chanting Goshawk

African Coral Snake
Dwarf Python
Western Barred Spitting Cobra

Moringa Tree
Mopane Tree
Umbrealla Thorn

Salt Pan
Mopane Belt
Savannah Woodland

Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 8
Mammals: 8.5
Birds: 8
Reptiles: 7
Trees: 7