Welcome to Etosha National Park


Etosha's essence is the vast Etosha Pan, an immense, flat, saline desert that, for a few days each year, is converted by rain into a shallow lagoon teeming with flamingos and pelicans. In contrast, late in the dry season, everything, from the elephants to the once-golden grasslands, seems cast, spectrelike, in Etosha’s white chalky dust. And what wildlife there is! Even if you’ve had a taste of African wildlife watching previously, you are likely to be mesmerised by it here.


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$905.60 Outdoor Activities

6-Day Namibia Desert and Etosha National Park (Camping)

Day 1-Windhoek-Namib Desert (B; L & D) You will be picked up at 08:00. Passing over the Eros Mountains and  Khomas Hochland Range. As we come through the mountains we drop down from the central plateau to grassy desert savannah. We stop at Solitaire for petrol and perhaps also afternoon tea before we continue to our first night at Namib Desert Lodge or similar. Day 2-Dune 45, Sossusvlei - Desert Experience (B; L & D) Early start to catch the soft light of the sunrise over the desert. Passing through Sesriem we continue towards Sossusvlei with sand dunes rising above us on either side of the road. Stop at the famous Dune 45. After breakfast, a desert walk in the cool of the morning. A short excursion to Sesriem Canyon in the afternoon.Day 3 Sossusvleis to Windhoek (B& L )After breakfast you will check-out and return to Windhoek traveling through the beautiful Spreetshoogte Pass. On your way back yo will stopover at Solitaire. You will arrive back in Windhoek before lunch. You will be dropped-off at your hotel or Lodge.Day 4 Windhoek to Etosha National Park (B, L&D)After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel or lodge and head north. You will stop for  lunch break in Otjiwarongo or Outjo. After lunch you will continue your drive through Etosha National Park for a game drive. A good night's rest will be required so that you are able to wake-up early, refreshed and ready for your next adventure. Day 5 Etosha National Park (B,L&D)You will rise early and soon after breakfast start your full-day game drive in Etosha National Park. The early morning hours provide time for magnificent exploration as you visit the waterholes. You will get to visit the Etosha pan (salt pan) before game driving across the park in search of the “Big 5” and other animal species. A light lunch will be provided and allow you some time rest, gathering energy for your next adventure. After lunch and some rest and relaxation you will visit the last waterhole that will be the last appreciation of Namibia’s beauty. Before sunset you will head back to the lodge for dinner where you can share stories of your experiences of the day and also share and compare beautiful photos. After a night of stories and photos, you will turn in for the night. Day 6 Etosha to Windhoek (B&L) After breakfast you will check-out and travel back to Windhoek; driving through the park for your last glance at the landscape and in hopes of that last chance to view more wildlife. Before lunch you will be dropped-off at your choice of accommodations in Windhoek - we recommend Discovery Guest House. This is where your safari will end.

$682.79 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Etosha And Swakopmund Adventure from Windhoek

Day 1: Halali, Etosha National Park (LD) You will be collected from your guesthouse/hotels as 07:15am and brought to the office for the pre-departure talk and to meet the rest of the group. En-route, we stop briefly at Otjiwarongo and enjoy a light lunch pack before entering Etosha National Park through the Anderson Gate. An afternoon game drive takes us through the park visiting waterholes looking for predators as well as plains game. We arrive at our lodge just before sunset and settle into our rooms. A visit to the floodlit waterhole is a must while dinner is prepared by your guide over an open fire.  Day 2: Taleni Etosha Village (BDL) We start our day at sunrise with an early game drive to catch the predators while they are still active before returning to Halali for breakfast. Our second game drive mid-morning takes us to the impressive Etosha Pan “great white place” before continuing to look for the Big 4. We arrive back at Halali where our guide will prepare a delicious lunch. After lunch we head off on our final game drive across the park towards Okaukuejo calling into some well-known waterholes. Accommodation tonight is just outside the park in twin share permanent tents with dinner prepared by the guide.  Day 3: Hotel a la Mer, Swakopmund (BL)  Enjoy an early morning breakfast and departure from the lodge is by 07.30am. The route today takes us into the dramatic and beautiful scenery of Damaraland. We have the chance to meet local people, from the Herero ladies, to the Damara people, and if we are lucky some Himba people too. On arrival at the coast, we stop briefly to dip our toes in the Atlantic Ocean while viewing the latest ship to wreck on the Skeleton Coast. We arrive in Swakopmund mid-afternoon which gives time to explore this quaint seaside town on foot. Dinner tonight is at own expense.  Day 4: Windhoek (BL)Leisurely breakfast is offered, and for those interested in birds we depart Swakopmund at 10am to Walvis Bay to see the flamingos in the Walvis Bay lagoon and Dune 7, the highest dune in the area, to experience the “sand sea” along the coastal strip. You will return to Windhoek in the afternoon with lunch served en-route. We make a brief stop at the Okahandja Wood Carving Markets where you can haggle for locally produced goods from the carvers themselves. You will be dropped at your overnight accommodation. (BL)

$799 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Etosha National Park on a Budget Tour from Windhoek

Day 1: Windhoek Arrival and pick up at airport and transfer to your 3 star accommodation. Here your ground agent will meet with you and run through your trip.Day 2: Etosha National ParkAfter a long drive this morning, we will travel north passing through farmlands, grasslands and stopping at small towns along the way, we aim to arrive at the main camp in Etosha in the middle afternoon. After entering Etosha we game drive our way through the camp where we will check in and make camp. Day 3: Etosha National ParkEtosha National Park -Full Day Game Drive (camping)A full day’s game driving today and we leave early to enjoy the cool morning air as we game drive our way through Etosha 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. We stop at Halali camp for a rest and a leisurely lunch and there is time to visit the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing to the western side of the park and our camp at Okaukuejo. After your evening meal there are still more chances to see Etosha’s big game at Okaukuejo’s floodlit waterhole, situated on the boundary of our camp and easily reachable on foot. Okaukuejo is famous for its waterhole, which has been described as one of the “best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa”. Situated on the doorstep of our camp, black rhino, elephant, lion and numerous species of antelope are usually seen. Day 4: Swakopmund We rise for a pre-sunrise breakfast and then game drive until mid morning when we will stop for lunch. After lunch we head directly via Omaruru to the coast before arriving late afternoon in Swakopmund. We recommend exploring this seaside town on foot this afternoon and perhaps visiting the jetty for sundowners overlooking the cold Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for your evening meal. Accommodation is in bungalows. Day 5: Swakopmund From early morning after a sumptuous breakfast, many adventures await to be enjoyed: sky diving / hot air ballooning / sandboarding / quadbike riding/ seal and dolphin tour and tour of crafts markets. Lunch is enjoyed and all return to Windhoek.

$5880 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Exclusive Namibia Tour from Windhoek

Day 1: ArrivalArrival, pick-up and transfer to exclusive 5* accommodation. Here your ground agent will meet with you and run through your trip.Day 2: ErindiEarly rise and leave for Erindi game farm. At 10.30am take a Game drive and enjoy lunch at Erindi’s restaurant. Leave through Omaruru gate to Etosha passing vast farmlands and arrive at Epacha Game farm.Day 3: Damaraland | Twyfelfontein’s EngravingsExplore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein, seeing its footprints and remarkable rock engravings (petroglyphs) of wild animals — rhinos, elephants, giraffes and zebras, among others. It is thought they were made over a period of 2,000 years by local San hunter-gatherers, offering insight into their ritual and belief systems.Day 4: Ongava Private Game Reserve | Pastoral PeopleTake a scenic drive to Kamanjab to the Otjikandero Himba village, home to the last traditional tribe in Namibia. Witness Himba rituals, such as the milking ceremony and smoke bath, and learn about their beliefs regarding holy fire, ancestors and herbal medicine. Continue to the private Ongava Game Reserve bordering Etosha National Park. Then, discover it differently during night game drives, when hungry predators dare out to hunt. After lunch we head directly through the Namib Desert, Skeleton Coast before arriving late afternoon in Swakopmund. We recommend exploring this seaside town on foot this afternoon and perhaps visiting the jetty for sundowners overlooking the cold Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for your evening meal. Day 5: Depart Windhoek From early morning after breakfast, many adventures await to be enjoyed: sky diving/ hotair ballooning/sandboarding/quadbike riding/seal dolphin tour and tour of crafts markets.

$1920 Kid Friendly

4-Night, Family-Friendly Tour of Etosha from Windhoek

Day 1: Arrival Pick-up at airport and transfer to your 4 star accommodation. Here your ground agent will meet with you and run through your trip Day 2: Lodge inside Etosha National Park We depart from your accommodation in Windhoek at 7.45am. We stop at Erindi Game Farm for a early morning game drive. We enjoy lunch at Erindi before entering Etosha National Park through the Namutoni Gate. We game drive across the park visiting waterholes looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephant and rhino. We arrive at our accommodation just before sunset located inside Etosha National Park and has a floodlit waterhole next to the camp. Dinner is served in a restaurant and an early night is recommended. Day 3: Permanent Tented Camp outside Etosha National Park We rise for a pre-sunrise breakfast and then game drive until mid morning when we will stop for a light snack on the largest salt pan in Namibia, the mighty Etosha Pan (seasonal). We have lunch at halali and then westwards to Okaukuejo, where we can watch animals at a floodlit waterhole Day 4: Swakopmund Early morning breakfast before departing at 8am for our drive via the communal lands of Damaraland (Kunene Region) where we see the communal farmers in this dry arid region. We stop at the Ugab River bridge to visit with the beautiful Herero ladies who sell their small art and craft items to support their families. After lunch we head directly through the Namib Desert and stop at the latest shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast before arriving late afternoon in Swakopmund. We recommend exploring this seaside town on foot this afternoon and perhaps visiting the jetty for sundowners overlooking the cold Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for your evening meal. You will be dropped at your accommodation and later taken to that restaurant of your choice by your guide. Day 5: WindhoekFrom early morning after a sumptuous breakfast, many adventures - halfday desert tour/seal and dolphin cruise/ Mondesa tour or quadbike riding -await to be enjoyed. Lunch is enjoyed and all return to Windhoek by 2pm to arrive at 6pm.

$3609 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Luxury Tour of Etosha National Park from Windhoek

Day 1: Arrival Pick-up at airport and transfer to luxury 5 star accommodation. Here your ground agent will meet with you and run through your trip. Day 2: Lodge on the edge of the Etosha National Park - Namutoni Gate We depart from your luxury accommodation in Windhoek at 7.45am. We stop briefly at Otjiwarongo and enjoy lunch before entering Etosha National Park through the Namutoni Gate. We arrive at our accommodation just before lunch. We game drive across the park visiting waterholes Elephant’s rest, Klein Namutoni and Chudob, looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephant and rhino. At sunset, we watch animals located inside Etosha National Park which has a floodlit waterhole next to the camp. Double rooms with en-suite bathroom facilities. An early night is recommended. Day 3: Luxury Lodge outside Etosha National Park – Anderson Gate We rise for a pre-sunrise breakfast at your private game lodge and then game drive until mid morning when we will stop for a light snack on the largest salt pan in Namibia, the mighty Etosha Pan (seasonal).Along the way we visit several waterholes and are afforded splendid views of the massive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is usually excellent. We stop at Halali camp for a rest and a leisurely lunch and there is time to visit the Halali waterhole and to make use of the swimming pool and bar facilities before continuing to the western side of the park and our accommodation at Epacha Game Ranch. We arrive at Okaukuejo late afternoon and leave the park prior to sunset, visiting one last waterhole to worship another African sunset. Accommodation is luxury accommodation with en-suite bathroom facilities located just outside the park. Another early night is recommended. Day 4: SwakopmundAfter lunch we head directly through the Namib Desert or Omaruru and stop at the last shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast before arriving late afternoon in Swakopmund. We recommend exploring this seaside town on foot this afternoon and perhaps visiting the jetty for sundowners overlooking the cold Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for your evening meal. You will be dropped at your accommodation.Day 5: Windhoek After morning activities in Swakopmund -choice of halfday desert tour/seal and dolphin cruise/Mondesa tour or crafts market tour-our return trip to Windhoek commences after lunch.

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