A safari tour to one of the greatest wildlife viewing venues - the Etosha National Park. Etosha is Namibia's premier game reserve and home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles, making it the perfect safari destination. Situated in northern Namibia, it spans an area of 22,270 square kilometres and is largely covered by a salt pan. Abundant wildlife congregates around the waterholes, allowing for superb game viewing opportunities.
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B = Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
D,B&B = Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
FB+ (Full Board Plus) = Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Activities
Price per person: N$ 14 500
Single supplement: N$ 1 650
Min: 2pax | Max: 7pax
(Prices valid until 31 Oct 2020)
All park fees (Game drives will be with our guides and vehicles).
Accommodation in Etosha.
All meals indicated on itinerary.
Mineral water on tour.
Other personal items.
ITINERARYDETAILED Itinerary (offsite)
Day 1: Windhoek to Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park, South
(450 km)(Okaukuejo Resort)
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. 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 settling into our rooms we will explore our surroundings and enjoy the swimming pool before a late afternoon game drive. After dinner, a visit to the floodlit waterhole is strongly recommended as there is a good chance of seeing rhinos and lions 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: Etosha Game Drive
Included: Lunch, Dinner, Park Fees and Activity
Day 2: Okaukuejo to Namutoni, Etosha National Park, 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.
Activities: Etosha Game Drive (morning & afternoon)
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 so 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.
Activities: Etosha Game Drive (morning), Otjikoto Lake
Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Activities