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

Dolomite Resort, Etosha

Dolomite Resort is located in the western region of Etosha National Park in Namibia, in a section that was previously restricted to visitors, opening up a whole new area for safari and nature enthusiasts to explore. The area is rich in biodiversity due to limited human presence in the past. The camp is surrounded by the dolomite formations that give…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Halali Resort, Etosha

Halali Resort is located in the central region of Etosha National Park, one of Namibia's premier wildlife and safari destinations. It is situated within close proximity to a number of waterholes in the park; there is also a floodlit waterhole in front of the camp where guests can watch a variety of animals coming to drink. Halali features a range…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board, Camping
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Namutoni Resort, Etosha

Namutoni Lodge is located in the eastern section of Namibia's renowned Etosha National Park. This establishment is unique in that it is built into an old German Historic Fort, which was built in 1897. This adds a wonderful cultural and historical charm to your African safari experience. The lodge is located near to the Fisher's Pan, a birding hotspot. It…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board, Camping
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Etosha National Park

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Overland Tour

This classic and affordable overland tour links Cape Town to Victoria Falls (and vice versa). This 20 Day tour highlights Southern Africa’s most incredible sights. StartiIt starts in the shadow of South Africa's spectacular Table Mountain in Cape Town, and winds up the West Coast to the barren but game-rich salt pans of Etosha in Namibia. Activities include watching the…

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Duration: 20 Days, 19 Nights
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Nomad Cape Town to Vic Falls Overland Tour

Long term overland tour operator Nomad's classic and affordable overland tour links Cape Town to Victoria Falls (and vice versa). This 20 Day tour highlights Southern Africa’s most incredible sights. The tour starts in the shadow of South Africa's spectacular Table Mountain in Cape Town, and winds up the West Coast to the barren but game-rich salt pans of Etosha…

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Duration: 20 Days, 19 Nights
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Self-drive Safaris, Namibia

There is no better way to explore Namibia than by the ultimate road trip in your own vehicle at a leisurely pace over a 2-3 week period. With a well-developed gravel road network you can get about the country in either your own vehicle or by hiring a specifically fitted out 4x4 rental. There are some amazing lodges and fantastic…

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

Lookout for

Elephant
Black Rhino
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Spotted Hyena
Brown Hyena
Jackal
Wildebeest
Zebra
Impala
Springbok
Gemsbok
Eland
Baboon
Ostrich

Key Species

MAMMALS
Lion
Elephant
Black Rhino


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


REPTILES
African Coral Snake
Dwarf Python
Western Barred Spitting Cobra


TREES
Moringa Tree
Mopane Tree
Umbrealla Thorn


HABITAT TYPES
Salt Pan
Grassland
Mopane Belt
Savannah Woodland


Wildlife Ratings

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