Experience Etosha

tours / Adventure

Highlights

  • Game drives in Etosha National Park
  • Game viewing at floodlit waterholes after dark

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

Etosha National Park means ‘great white place of dry water’ and offers some of Southern Africa’s most spectacular wildlife-viewing opportunities. Its vast area and myriad waterholes provide habitats for an incredible variety of big game including the Black Rhino, Africa’s tallest elephants, lions and numerous species of antelope.

What's included

  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • National park and camping fees
  • Services of professional guide and camp assistant
  • Pick up and drop off from accommodation in windhoek on days 1 & 3
  • All group camping equipment including tents and mattresses (sleeping bags not included)
  • Private transport

Itinerary

Day 1 To Etosha National Park
You will be collected from your accommodation in Windhoek between 08:00 and 08:30. Please be ready before this time. We drive north from Windhoek passing through some of Namibia's most established commercial farmlands and stopping at quaint towns along the way. Around mid-afternoon we will enter the world-renowned Etosha National Park via Anderson Gate. We game drive our way to Okaukuejo, the main rest camp. Originally the site of a German fort built in 1901, the round watchtower still prominent is a remnant of this. We will check-in and set up camp on arrival. After our evening meal there is more chance to see game at a floodlit waterhole on the boundary of our camp and within an easy walk of a few minutes. Here you will have the chance to watch nocturnal wildlife interactions and possibly spot Black Rhino, lions, giraffe and elephants.
Day 2 Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa. It is centred around a massive salt pan 50km wide and 130km long. Perennial springs and waterholes occur within the park allowing the predominantly desert environment to support an incredible diversity of wildlife such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant. We enjoy a full day of game driving today with a break during the hottest part. We leave early from Okaukuejo to enjoy the cool morning air as we game drive our way through to Halali camp, situated in the middle of the park. Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is usually excellent and we have the chance to tick off a few new species that are not normally seen on the Okaukuejo side of the park. We stop at Halali for a rest and a leisurely lunch. There is time to visit the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and toilet facilities before continuing our game driving to Namutoni on the eastern side of the park. We must be back at our camp before sunset. Once again, there is a floodlit waterhole to visit after dinner for as long as you are able to stay awake.
Day 3 Return to Windhoek
This morning we leave Etosha and take a scenic drive back to Windhoek, passing through towns and rural areas. We will break our journey in the small town of Okahandja, the home of Namibia’s largest wood carving market. The stalls operate on a local co-operative basis and offer a vast array of authentic Namibian souvenirs. We will arrive back in Windhoek at about 16:00 and you will be dropped off at your pre-booked accommodation on return.