Etosha National Park Travel Guide
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- Etosha National ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness+ 4Jun 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.Recommended for:
- Etosha National ParkMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodiesAdventure TravelersOct 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.Recommended for:
- Etosha National ParkJun 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.Recommended for:
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