Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is unique in Africa. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes, giving you almost guaranteed game sightings. At the same time Etosha National Park is one of the most accessible game reserves in Namibia and Southern Africa.

The park is malaria free, accessible in a regular sedan car and the rest camps provide a range of accommodation as well as restaurants, viewing decks, shops and petrol stations. Luxurious camps in Etosha’s remote areas have now added top end accommodation to the park’s offerings.

Since Etosha National Park is the gateway to Northern Namibia and Ovamboland, it’s a very popular stop on any Namibian tour. Above all, it is known as Namibia’s foremost wildlife sanctuary.

The landscape is unique and varied and subsequently home to a wide variety of animals. For example lion, elephant, leopard, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, springbok, two kinds of zebra, eland and many more species of wildlife are found here.

What makes this park unique is the floodlit waterholes at all the main camps. Some of the camps even have photography hides near the waterholes. Of course, Etosha National Park is any photographer or nature lover’s dream. Most of the lodges have private decks or verandas to observe the pristine landscape.

In addition to providing up-to-date information about Etosha, we can help you book your ideal accommodation and safari package. Visit Etosha National Park in Namibia this season so you can share in this amazing experience of Namibia’s wildlife.

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The Unique Experience

At sunrise the gates open to the ‘Great White Place’ or ‘Place of Dry Water’, as the Owambo people have called the heart of the country since time immemorial. Unlike its name, however, the 22 912-square-kilometre national park is a place of sanctuary and abundance.

With a variety of vegetation types, from thorn bush and woodland savannah, stands of makalani palms and the ‘phantom’ moringa trees (sprokiesbome) to the chalky white pan, Etosha National Park is home to myriad species of wildlife. One-hundred-and-fourteen mammal species are found in the park including the antisocial black rhino and the endemic black-faced impala.

Waterholes are dotted along the southern section of the pan providing effortless viewing. Unequalled Earthly experiences can be garnered here: watching a family of elephants silently appear and hurry excitedly towards the water, lions lazing contentedly in the shade of a bush, elegant giraffe loping across the road and a herd of handsome zebra nuzzling each other affectionately.

Accommodation

Etosha National Park offers a wide selection of Accommodation and Camps. This accommodation varies from bush chalets, family chalets, premier accommodation and campsites.  The park has six main camps. We explain more about what guests can experience at the wide variety of accommodation options.

The six Etosha camps are all run and managed by Namibian Wildlife Resorts, which is a government incentive for wildlife resorts in Namibia. The properties are all located near the main roads through the park.

It’s a good idea to plan your route during your visit. You can also incorporate private lodges near Etosha National Park on the game reserves nearby. We can help you plan an exciting adventure through Namibia.

Etosha King Nehale

Etosha King Nehale is an exciting development that forms part of the Gondwana Collection Namibia and is opening on 1 May 2020, about 5km north of the King Nehale Gate on the northern border of Etosha National Park.

From $155.00 /per person
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Etosha Mountain Lodge

Serene yet full of character, the thatched chalets of Etosha Mountain Lodge are perched on a dolomite hill offering panoramic views of the iconic Namibian landscape with an abundance of big game and wildlife.

From $285.00 /per person
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Etosha Safari Camp

Tap toes to an African beat in the novel Oshebeena Bar and relax at this friendly Camp, 10 kilometres from Etosha National Park. 50 chalets, shaded by mopane trees, and a grassy campsite provide a comfortable home from which to explore the abundant animal kingdom.

From $95.00 /per person
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Etosha Safari Lodge

Perched on a hill with expansive views, this stylish lodge offers 65 chalets that provide a peaceful base from which to explore the animal bounty of Etosha National Park.

From $130.00 /per person
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Onguma Etosha Aoba Lodge

Etosha Aoba Lodge is set in the Namibian Wilderness. Nestled on an expansive private game reserve adjacent to Etosha National Park, it is the ideal setting for an unforgettable safari. Excitement and relaxation blend at Etosha Aoba.

From $150.00 /per person
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Emanya @ Etosha

Discover quintessential African luxury in Namibia. Emanya @ Etosha is a modern, privately-owned, 5-star lodge situated a mere 20 minutes’ drive from the renowned Etosha National Park—the ultimate African wilderness experience.

From $110.00 /per person
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Taleni Etosha Village

Etosha Village uniquely combines affordability with comfort, style and exquisite cuisine.

From $105.00 /per person
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Mushara Bush Camp

Mushara Bush Camp is the ideal establishment for families visiting the Etosha National Park, as it is the first totally child friendly lodge in the area with complimentary child-minders, kiddies pool and kiddies corner.

From $240.00 /per person
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Mushara Outpost

Based upon the elegance of an African Homestead, yet with a contemporary flavour, the Mushara Outpost offers a superb combination of splendid accommodation, exquisite cuisine and personal service.

From $380.00 /per person
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Mushara Lodge

Mushara Lodge is ideally situated for the independent travellers visiting the park. Our lodge consists of ten spacious chalets, one family unit, two single rooms and a triple room.

From $315.00 /per person
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Ongava Lodge

The well-established Ongava Lodge is situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Placed as it is close to the top of a hill in the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana range, the vantage point is beautiful and overlooks a well-frequented waterhole and the plains beyond.

From $560.00 /per person
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Ongava Tented Camp

Immersed in the African Mopani bush, the classic safari style camp of Ongava Tented Camp is a natural extension of this wild and wonderful landscape.

From $625.00 /per person
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Anderssons At Ongava

Central to the design of the new Anderssons at Ongava is the connection to the wild, and it is most keenly felt at the waterhole and nearby underground viewing hide.

From $485.00 /per person
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