Namutoni Rest Camp

Lodge, campground in Etosha National Park

Etosha’s easternmost camp is defined by its landmark whitewashed German fort. Namutoni offers an immaculate campsite (the only campsite in the park with grass) in addition to a few luxury chalets on the edge of the bush – the use of whitewashed walls, dark woods and Afro-chic decor make these some of NWR's more attractive in-park rooms.

Beside the fort is a lovely freshwater limestone spring and the floodlit King Nehale waterhole, which is filled with reed beds and some extremely vociferous frogs. The viewing benches are nice for lunch or watching the pleasant riverbank scene, but the spot attracts surprisingly few thirsty animals. Day/night drives cost an additional N$500/600 per person. Make sure to book well ahead for night drives.

Wildlife is scarcer than at other camps.