This short safari is ideal for those who have only a limited time in Namibia. Visit one of the world's greatest wildlife viewing venues - the Etosha National Park. Click here for our 3 Day accommodated short safari.
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B = Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
FB (Full Board) = Dinner, Bed, Breakfast & Lunch
FB+ (Full Board Plus) = Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Activities
Price per person: N$ 6 200
Min: 4pax | Max: 8pax
(Prices valid until 31 Oct 2020)
Driver/guide & camp assistant.
All park fees / Game Drives.
All camping equipment (except sleeping bags) & campsites.
All meals indicated on itinerary.
Other personal items.
Sleeping bags can be rented at N$30 per day.
ITINERARYDETAILED Itinerary (offsite)
Day 1: Windhoek to Okaukuejo, Etosha South
Your adventure starts when your guide collects you between 08:00 and 08:30 am in Windhoek. We will depart the city via the B1 road heading north. A picnic lunch will be enjoyed along the way. We arrive in the afternoon and enter the south side of Etosha through the Andersson Gate before proceeding to Okaukuejo, our first destination. After setting up camp, we can explore our surroundings and enjoy the swimming pool. We will go on our first game drive in the late afternoon. After dinner around a campfire, we recommend a visit to the floodlit waterhole as there is a good chance of seeing nocturnal animals such as lion, hyena, leopard and rhino come to drink.
The Etosha National Park is home to over 100 mammal species, 340 bird species and 110 reptile species. Larger mammals include lion, elephant, leopard, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, springbok, zebra and eland. Animals, particularly during the dry season, are dependent on the many waterholes found in the park, and these serve as great places for game viewing. Vegetation is varied, but consists mostly of mopane woodland and grassy plains.
The park is dominated by a large, white depression (the Etosha Pan), which used to be a lake. It is now a dry, dusty, clay and salt pan, which occasionally fills with water after heavy rain. This temporary water attracts thousands of wading birds, including flamingos. Springs along the edge of the Etosha Pan also draw large concentrations of wildlife and birds.
Activity: Afternoon game drive
Included: Lunch, Dinner, Park Fees and Activity
Day 2: Okaukuejo to Namutoni, Etosha East
Today we will spend most of the day searching for animals, as we make our way through the game reserve towards Namutoni, our next rest camp. We will visit a number of waterholes and stop to view the Etosha Pan, also known as the “place of dry water”. This extensive, flat depression is about 5,000 km2 and a place of shimmering mirages. Seeing large herds of game in this setting is a unique experience. We may stop at Halali (the middle camp) to have lunch, before we continue on to Namutoni.
At Namutoni, we will be able to relax at the swimming pool or waterhole before a late afternoon game drive. The game viewing here is usually excellent, with close-up views of springboks, zebras, impalas, giraffes, gemsboks and plenty of birds. We may also see elephants and lions. In the evening we can enjoy a glass of wine and fabulous sunset from the tower of the old Namibian German fort before dinner around the campfire.
Activities: Morning & Afternoon game drives
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Park Fees and Activities
Day 3: Namutoni to Windhoek
This morning we will go on one last safari drive, allowing us to take some final pictures of Etosha's wildlife in the soft light. Afterwards, we will depart Etosha National Park via the Von Lindequist Gate. On our way back to the city, we will make a short detour to visit Lake Otjikoto. This sinkhole lake is distinguished by its great depth and emerald-green waters. It is the smaller of only two permanent natural lakes in Namibia and was created by a collapsing karst cave. We will learn more about its fascinating geology and history. Just before reaching Windhoek we will stop over in the small town of Okahandja where we will visit Namibia's largest wood-carving market. We are likely to arrive in the city at around 16:30 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation.
Activity: Otjikoto Lake
Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Activity