The main camps inside the park are open year-round and have restaurants, bars, shops, swimming pools, picnic sites, petrol stations, kiosks and floodlit watering holes that attract game throughout the night. Although fees are normally prepaid through NWR in Windhoek, it is sometimes possible to reserve accommodation at any of the gates. However, be advised that the park can get very busy on weekends, especially during the dry season – if you can manage it, prebooking is strongly recommended.

In the Park

All accommodation inside the park is generally much cheaper in the off season (November to June). Most visitors spend a couple of nights at one of the four rest camps, Namutoni, Halali, Olifanstrus and Okaukuejo, which are spaced at roughly 70km intervals.

Outside the Park

Etosha is surrounded by exclusive private game reserves, most of which have numerous lodges and some have campsites. At all of these properties, prebooking is essential to ensure a room, and access is by private vehicle or charter flight. The rack rates you'll be quoted usually include full or half board and wildlife drives. Transfers from Windhoek are also possible with advance notice.