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  • Etosha National ParkPro 2014
    Anisha Shah
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    5 Jun 25, 2014

    Namibia is rousing serious safari attention with its stark beauty, rugged coastlines and evolving landscapes. Etosha National Park is home to Africa's tallest elephants, as well as the endangered black rhino, cheetah, and perennial springs luring the big cats. Unique scenes across a shimmering saltpan of mirages are seen via self-drive safaris. Upmarket lodges and camps fringe park boundaries, where guided safaris are inclusive. A stay with a difference, Onguma Treetop Camp is built amongst treetops, with panoramic views over Onguma Game reserve.

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    Summer Wilms
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    5 Oct 19, 2013

    Etosha is a fantastic park located in the northern part of Namibia. It's probably one of the best places outside South Africa to do self drives ( safaris in your car & you drive). The roads are well maintained, easy access to the best spots are marked. Even most of the roads getting to the park itself are great.

    May through September are the drier months and that is when incredible numbers of animals congregate at the natural and man made waterholes making them very easy to find. Within the resort/ campgrounds are waterholes that get lit up with floodlights every night. Take advantage of the seating in the viewing area and you can enjoy the nocturnal iner-species dramas for hours. On good nights I have seen rhinos fighting rhinos, huge herds of elephants, elephants chasing off lions, and dozens of animals just trying to make their way past the dangerous creatures for a drink. You could easily spend all night there.
    Etosha's down side is that lodging can be expensive. Even the prices for camping are a bit outrageous. However, provided you're there at the right time of year the splurge is usually worth it. Be sure to book in advance.

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  • Etosha National Park
    Megan Lee
    5 Jun 21, 2013

    Fantastic. It's like the Lion King, but real life. Don't worry if "The Circle of Life" gets stuck in your head throughout this trip.

    I'd recommend going during the rainy season. Though the landscapes aren't as purdy, you can see all of the animals better (both near and bar). The watering holes are also hoppin', making for good images of giraffes drinking awkwardly.

    I saw all of the big 5 in one day. My favorite images were taken at sunrise, so it's certainly worth waking up early to catch sleepy eyed creatures munching on breakfast.

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  • Etosha National ParkPro 2014
    Tigalina
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    5 Apr 20, 2013

    It was an awesome experience to see all these animals in their natural habitat. The waterholes were crowded with giraffes, zebras and lots of other animals. Really beautiful.

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    Matthias Hagemann
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    3 Nov 26, 2012

    a lot of animales because of the artificial waterholes good to see, but also veryx restricted + full

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    dario giordano
    5 Sep 11, 2012
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    Jörg Hoheisel
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Visited in wintertime the waterholes are crowded with all animals you like to observe.

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4.5 out of 5
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90 people visited Etosha National Park

Description

The vast landscape that earned this expansive area its name, meaning “Great White Place”, may be desolate but one of Africa’s most accessible parks is also laden with a diversity of wildlife. Well maintained dirt roads make this an ideal place to do self-drive safaris. During drier months, waterholes attract a dizzying array of creatures from all links of the food chain. Don’t be surprised to see ... read more
giant herds of elephants chasing rhino or lions off a primo drinking spot. Within the park’s three luxurious rest camps are floodlit waterholes. If you haven’t had enough wildlife on your daylight game-drive, grab a bottle of wine or soda from one of the tourist shops and head over to the 24-hour viewing area where you never know who will show up or what kind of wild drama may ensue

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