Wildlife Ratings

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

Lookout for

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

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

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Dolomite Resort, Etosha Full Board
Halali Resort, Etosha Full Board, Camping
Namutoni Resort, Etosha Full Board, Camping
Okaukuejo Resort, Etosha Full Board, Camping
Olifantsrus Camp, Etosha Camping
Onkoshi Resort, Etosha Full Board

Tours & Trips (click on the links below)

Tour / Trip Budget Duration
Cape Town to Victoria Falls Overland Tour 20 Days, 19 Nights
Nomad Cape Town to Vic Falls Overland Tour 20 Days, 19 Nights
Self-drive Safaris, Namibia Middle 10 - 21 days

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Info

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