One of the finest game reserves of the African continent, Etosha National Park protects an area the size of Holland. Etosha, meaning 'Great White Place' is named after the massive pan that covers some 3100 square miles. The pan seldom contains any water as it is not river fed but dependent on rainfall. The park offers excellent game viewing throughout the year. In the dry season thousands of animals converge to drink at the waterholes beside the pan, during the rainy season it is easy to spot wildlife when the open plains bloom with life. During the day you can easily see springbok, eland, zebra, gemsbok, impala, black and white rhino, a variety of birdlife and the occasional predator; leopard, lion and cheetah are present. At night you can observe hyenas and lions at one of the park's floodlit waterholes. For most of the year, these waterholes are ideal places just to sit quietly observing and photographing game.
Bordering the national park are a number of private game reserves, most of which offer superb wildlife, good guiding, high quality accommodation and obviously the advantage of lower visitor density. The best known of these, Ongava Game Reserve, offers guided game drives and walking safaris. Experience the best of both worlds, however, with drives into the national park itself. With a safari to Etosha and surrounds you can take-in some of Africa's most unique scenery and phenomenal game viewing.
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Tucked away in one of Etosha's hidden valleys, this superb tented camp provides the gateway to countless a number of activities, including guided walks and the chance to see a range of wildlife species, including black and white rhino.
Anderson's Camp is set in the Ongava Reserve, a private slice of wilderness on the southern boundary of the Etosha National Park. Once an old farmhouse, stay in refurbished rooms, enjoy views of the waterhole and take-in superb game viewing.
Overlooking a nearby waterhole get closer to the action from this intimate camp. Relax in one of 3 suites, track white rhino and explore the Ongava Private Game Reserve and Etosha National Park.
Namutoni Resort built around an unusual, white-washed German Fort on the Eastern side of Etosha National Park, overlooking the King Nehale waterhole.
Explore the private Ongava Game Reserve from this charming little property that overlooks a waterhole - ideal for casual game viewing. Dine under the stars and go in search of black and white rhino.
An affordable and well located option for Etosha National Park, it is perfect for day visits to the park either on your own or with the Lodge guide.
A simple property but one that affords an excellent base from which to explore Etosha: located only 10km from Anderson's Gate. Sit on your veranda and admire the view, relax in the pool and embark on exciting game drives.
Just 10km from the Andersson Gate of Etosha National Park, the Etosha Safari Lodge is a welcoming, stylish property from which to explore the wildlife of the national park and the surrounding area.
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