Etosha is one of Africa’s largest and oldest National Parks. The vast, salt pan that is visible from space, covers 2 270 000 hectares (5 500 000 acres) and is home to an abundance of wildlife.
There are a number of waterholes, including both natural springs and fountains and others fed by man-made bore holes. These waterholes provide the best opportunities to see big and small game, especially during the day in the winter months when more animals are drawn out of hiding to drink at the water’s edge.
Areas with thicker vegetation are an ideal place to spot elephant (some of the largest in Africa due to the vitamins and nutrients found in the ground), the endangered black rhino and even the elusive leopard. Lions are camouflaged in the pale-golden colour of the grasslands, while giraffe grase high above the dry vegetation. Birders will love the rainy season in Etosha. After good rains, the salt pan fills with water attracting a flock of flamingos. More than 340 bird species have been counted in Etosha National Park. Among the migratory species, the European bee-eater is possibly the most popular sighting.
Etosha National Park Hotels
Onguma Forest Camp$$$$
The lodge consists of four free standing Heritage Bungalows with air-conditioning, 3 Bush Suites that each have two rooms with an inter-leading bathroom that can accommodate 4 adults. Three new Explorer Bungalows have been added and each boast privacy and seclusion. We also have a Honeymoon Bungalow that is extremely private and secluded with both an outdoor shower and bath. Forest Camp is unfenced and therefore no children under the age of 7 years will be allowed. Children 7 to 11 years of a...
Mokuti Etosha Lodge$$$
Mokuti Etosha Lodge promises guests a warm Namibian welcome, and a stay during which they will be hosted in a relaxed, uncomplicated manner. This intimate lodge has 90 rooms and 16 luxury rooms. Recently refurbished, they are all air conditioned and come equipped with satellite TV, a mini-fridge, safes, free Internet Wi-Fi access, tea/coffee-making facilities and en-suite bathrooms with showers. Leisure activities and facilities abound and include Mokuti’s exclusive spa, two swimming pools,...
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