Includes: Etosha National Park
This is a 4 day accommodated tour, that visits the Etosha National Park in Northern Namibia, the emphasis of this tour is purely on game viewing although the main feature of the Etosha is the salt pan, which is a vast shallow depression of white saline sand, that shimmers with mirages during the heat of most days. It is known to some as the 'great white place of dry water' and herds of 50 elephant or more are not unusual, and often walk right down the middle of the road! (In Etosha, not Outjo!) Lion and hyena take a bit more searching for, and quite a few of the animals found in the park are rare and endangered, such as the black rhino and the black-faced impala. Altogether, there are some 114 mammals species walking, prowling, grazing or on constant predator alert.
With daily departures from both Windhoek and Swakopmund you are sure to find a suitable departure. Added flexibility on this tour allows you to mix and match the start and end destinations of your tour between Windhoek & Swakopmund. So along with the the standard Windhoek - Windhoek & Swakopmund - Swakopmund routes you could choose to begin in Windhoek and end in Swakopmund or vice versa.
This Etosha Tour is often paired with the Sossusvlei Shuttle to combine two of Namibia's favourite destinations: Etosha & Sossusvlei. The Etosha Tour Safari is run as a privately guided safari, participants will not be paired with other groups and the pricing is structured according to how many people make up your party. This also means that the safari route, number of days and accommodation can be altered to suit your requirements. Feel free to contact us and we can make suitable safari suggestions for you.
- Day 1: Windhoek / Swakopmund - Etosha
- Guests will be collected from their respective hotels in time to depart Windhoek or Swakopmund in time for an 8.30 departure. The Swakopmund departure travels via the scenic town of Omaruru while the Windhoek departure heads due north through Okahandja and Otjiwarongo. Arrival at your lodge near Etosha should be in time for that first afternoon game drive.
Accommodation:Etosha Safari Camp, Halali Camp,Namutoni Camp or similar lodge in the area
- Day 2: Etosha National Park
- Day 2 is a period of exploration around the many waterholes, in search of some big game. Around 340 bird species have been spotted in Etosha as well, and it is one of the most important breeding grounds of the greater and lesser flamingo in the Southern African region, mainly after the rains. It goes without saying that this is a bird-watchers and photographer's paradise! A lunch stop is made at one of the rest camps. (Lunch on own account).
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: As per day 1
- Day 3: Etosha National Park
- Another opportunity to view large herds of plains game and the huge variety of birdlife, at the various waterholes along the salt pan, such as the black-backed jackal, usually totally oblivious to their immediate surroundings. Your guide will also introduce you to the complex subject of managing an enormous reserve, such as Etosha. A lunch stop is made at one of the rest camps. (Lunch on own account).
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Mokuti Lodge, Okaukuejo Camp or similar lodge in the area
- Day 4: Windhoek / Swakopmund
- The safari ends with a small game drive out of the park,
before heading back to either Windhoek or Swakopmund
- Mode of transport
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Number Of Participants
- Maximum of ten
- German & English guided, unless otherwise indicated. Enquire about other languages. The guide is also the driver.
Accommodation and meals as listed on the itinerary
Park entrance fees
Pick-up and drop off at any central Windhoek Hotel or Guest House included.
Bottled water on board
Items of a personal nature
Meals not listed in the itinerary
Any optional activities
- Route & Accommodation
- The itinerary above is a guideline only and whilst we try to adhere to it there may be circumstances when it may change - for example weather and/or road conditions, seasonal daylight hours etc. Overnight stops on occasion may be altered from those indicated.