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.

$698.01 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)

$3500 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Put Foot Fun Bus

South Africa: Day 1 to Day 2 You will be picked up from Cape Town International Airport or one of our designated pickup points and will meetup with the rest of the Crew at the Put Foot Rally registration day! Over 300 people and 150 vehicles will gather, along with the Fun Bus Crew for the official welcome, a tasty dinner and party.  Everyone will be up super early the next morning, a quick breakfast and then we are off to Namibia, our destination is the ultra cool Canyon Roadhouse. Namibia: Day 3 to Day 6 Our next stop is Sossusvlei, and our goal is to climb Dune 45, the highest sand dune in the world. We will be staying inside the national park, so any keen photographers can also check out Deadvlei at sunrise, once voted the most photographic spot in the world. On our way to Swakopmund we will stop at perhaps the most remote bakery in the world for coffee and cake! A night at a legit old school German Brauhaus where the brave can attempt an Eisbein and foot long beer! Then it is Checkpoint Day, where all 150 Put Foot Crews will come together for an epic locally flavored meal, and a huge party under African skies! Next is Etosha National Park where you'll try spot everything from rhino to lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, elephant and the fabled honey badger!Botswana: Day 7 to Day 10 Our first stop in Botswana is Maun, also known as the true Wild Wild West of Southern Africa. The gateway to the Okavango Delta. You'll have the opportunity to book a flight over the Delta (the best way to see everything!). We then journey to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans for another Checkpoint. A special night wild camping, bonfires with an awesome meal and party! Our last night will be at a super-secret location, camping at a waterhole used daily by hundreds of elephant! Zambia: Day 11 to Day 14 We will stop in Livingstone for a few days as we take part in the Put Foot Rally charity projects, gifting thousands of young underprivileged children their first ever pair of shoes. The 1/2 way point is another Checkpoint, a locally inspired meal and a wild themed party, complete with live band!  You also have the opportunity to do a wide range of activities: white river rafting, bungee jumping, heli flips over the Victoria Falls! We will stop in Lusaka and Chipata as we journey to Malawi! Malawi: Day 15 to - Day 16 Beaches, summer weather, snorkeling and boat rides to an island are all part of the experience at Lake Malawi. Bring plenty of lumo clothing for the beach-party themed Checkpoint! Mozambique: Day 17 to Day 20 The final stretch is via some bumpy roads to the tropical paradise town of Vilanculos. You'll take dhow ride out to an island, with a spot of snorkeling. Then we head south to the Finish Line!*Meals and drop-offs detailed in itinerary.

$1636.03 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Epic Swakopmund Resort & Etosha National Park Tour

DAY 1: Time : 8:30 am Windhoek city > Swakopmund Seaside ResortA pre-arrival day is advised to join this trip or arrive with an early morning flight before noon. You will be picked up at your hotel and your spectacular holiday journey begins as we proceed to the seaside town of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund located on the Skeleton Coast. Swakopmund is Namibia's premier holiday resort, the country's leading adrenaline destination, with a wide range of activities to suit all ages and (most) egos. Accommodation: - Beach Hotel or similar Meals: – Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerDAY 2 Time : 8:00 pm Swakopmund Seaside ResortThis is a free day to participate in an activity of your choice. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic here is quite cold) and an open-air curio market. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged.  Accommodation: - Beach Hotel or similar Meals: – Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerDAY 3: Time : 8:00 am Swakopmund Seaside Resort > Etosha National Park (Wildlife)Etosha National Park, Etosha is home to 4 of the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard and lion) as well as a vast quantity of game and birdlife. You will spend 2 nights in bungalows inside the park at the rest camps which all have floodlit waterholes for excellent night time game viewing. Morning and afternoon game drives are included daily in your package. Accommodation: Okaukuejo Rest Camp Meals: – Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerDAY 4: Time : 6:30 pm Etosha National Park (full day game viewing)An early start today for a full day game viewing. Etosha means the ‘ great white area ‘ this refers to large dried pan in the middle of the Etosha Park. We travel along the vast salt pan, stopping at various waterholes and game viewing spots along the way in the park. As you continue to your overnight stop you're certain to see plenty of wildlife and eerily beautiful scenery. Accommodation: Namutoni Rest Camp Meals: – Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerDAY 5 Time : 8:30 pm Etosha National Park > Windhoek CityAfter breakfast we depart for Windhoek city. We aim to arrive back in the Capital in the mid-noon and you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Windhoek city or you will be dropped off at Windhoek's Hosea Kutako International Airport for your outbound flight.

$1307.71 Cultural & Theme Tours

Namibia Express Tour

D AY 1 Time : 8:30 am Windhoek City > Sesriem Area (Namib Desert) You will be met by a Tour Guide from Nali Safaris at your hotel and your spectacular holiday journey begins as we proceed on a scenic drive road via beautiful landscapes and mountain views of Naukluft mountain range to reach Sesriem area where you will stay for a night. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Accommodation: – Desert Tented Camp or similar. Meals: BLD DAY 2 Time : 5:00 am Sesriem > Sossusvlei > Swakopmund (Seaside Resort) This morning we rise very early in the morning before sunrise to visit the spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei, reputedly the highest sand dunes in the world. If you're feeling energetic you can climb to the top before returning to your lodge for a well-deserved rest! Don't forget your camera the scenery is truly extraordinary. After lunch en-route, we are travel north-west to the seaside town of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund located on the Skeleton Coast. Accommodation: - Beach Hotel or similar. Meals: – BLD DAY 3 Time : 8:00 am Swakopmund (day of activities) Today is a free day. The idea is to allow time for everybody to do their own thing. Swakopmund is a very pleasant seaside town with lots of shops, a good stretch of beach (although the Atlantic here is quite cold) and an open-air curio market. Alternatively, there are various optional activities that can be arranged. Accommodation: - Beach Hotel or similar. Meals: – BLD DAY 4 Time : 8:30 am Swakopmund > Etosha National Park (Wildlife) We leave the coastal town early in the morning to Etosha National Park, Etosha is home to 4 of the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard and lion) as well as a vast quantity of game and birdlife. Morning and afternoon game drives are included daily in your package. Accommodation: Okaukuejo Wildlife Resort. Meals: - BLD DAY 5 Time : 7:30 am Etosha National Park (Wildlife) We travel along the vast salt pan, stopping at various waterholes and game viewing spots along the way in the park. As you continue to your overnight stop you're certain to see plenty of wildlife and eerily beautiful scenery. Accommodation: Namutoni Wildlife Resort. Meals: - BLD DAY 6 Time : 8:30 am Etosha National Park > Windhoek City After breakfast we exit the park on our way to Windhoek, we continue on a good road and we have time to stop in Okahandja town, home to Namibia’s largest woodcarving market. We aim to arrive back in the Capital in the mid-noon and you will be dropped off at the accommodation or to Hosea Kutako International Airport for your outbound flight.

$1788.67 Cultural & Theme Tours

Northern Namibia Tour

DAY 1 Time : 8:30 am Windhoek > Okonjima Africat Foundation You will be collected between 08:00 and 08:30 within Windhoek city. The first day will take us to Okonjima. It is the home of the AfriCat Foundation in Namibia, a conservation operation that focuses on the African big cats, particularly the cheetah.  Accommodation: Plains Camp or similar Meals: BLD DAY 2 Time : 8:00 am Okonjima > Etosha National Park This morning we make an early start and head off towards the Etosha National Park. We will travel via Lake Otjikoto, which is Namibia's largest permanent natural lake. Accommodation: Namutoni Rest Camp or similar Meals: BLD DAY 3 Time : 7:30 am Etosha National Park (full day game viewing) Today we will spend most of the day watching wildlife. A visit to a number of waterholes is high on the cards and we make a stop at the Etosha Pan, the “place of dry water”. Accommodation: Okaukuejo Rest Camp or similar Meals: BLD DAY 4 Time : 8:00 am Etosha National Park > Hobatere Area Today we travel through the previously restricted area of Western Etosha National Park, exiting via the Galton Gate. The name Hobatere means “Find me”, and once you do, you will enjoy a warm welcome and personalized service. Accommodation: Hobatere Lodge or similar Meals: BLD DAY 5 Time : 8:00 am Hobatere > Twyfelfontein Area You have the opportunity of visiting a Himba Village – the only traditionally functioning Himba community outside the far north Kaokoland region of Namibia. Accommodation: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge or similar Meals: BLD DAY 6 Time : 8:00 am Twyfelfontein > Swakopmund Seaside Resort We start early to enjoy the feel of the cool breeze of the morning. Our first stop is in the small town of Uis, an old mining town and one of the best places to buy semi-precious stones for which Namibia is famous. The seafood in Swakopmund is superb. Accommodation: Beach Hotel or similar Meals: BLD DAY 7 Time : 12:30 pm Swakopmund > Windhoek City or Walvis Bay We will depart around lunch-time (for those flying out from Windhoek International Airport with late evening flights), giving us time to spend the morning relaxing in Swakopmund.

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