Three lionesses drink from a waterhole
Binoculors SAFARIS

Etosha Classic Safari

Visit Namibia's premier game reserve, the Etosha National Park, home to over fifty species of game and over two hundred bird species.
TOUR DETAILS | ITINERARY

Tour Details

Major Attractions on this Trip:

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Etosha National Park is one of Namibia's main attractions and wildlife areas. The park was proclaimed a wildlife protected area in 1907. The park covers an area of 22 000 square kilometres, of which approximately 4 700 square km is covered by the magnificent Etosha Pan. The Etosha Pan is a flat depression created many years ago by constant geological change. The Park is named after this endless white Pan. The first native tribe at the Park referred to the shimmering mirages on the endless horizon of the park as Etosha.

This park boast over fifty species of game and over two hundreds bird species. There is a huge population of springboks in the park amongst others. The contrasting vegetation zones of the Etosha National Park make it one of the best game viewing parks in Africa and it is a prime photographic destination boasting some good birding opportunities.

DURATION:

7 Days | 6 Nights

Min: 2pax

Standard Tour

COST:

1737.22 Euro per person

TOUR INCLUDES:

Transport/fuel, accommodation (or tents/camping equipment), meals as per itinerary, national park entrance fee, experienced tour guide for the entire tour, transfer to and from the airport, pick-up in Windhoek and guests' transfer to the lodge/hotel after the tour.

TOUR EXCLUDES:

Scheduled flights (bus tickets) to and from Namibia, individually extended accommodation or additional transfers, sleeping bags on camping tours, compulsory insurance, water and drinks, alcoholic beverages, optional activities/attractions, snacks, gratuities and tips, trip extensions, personal shopping, visa to Namibia.

Itinerary

Day 1

Etosha National Park - Namutoni Fort

Pick-up will be arranged at around 8:00 from your hotel in Windhoek. Today we are travelling north to the world renowned Etosha National Park. We will be passing by several towns on our way, including the copper mining town of Tsumeb where we will stop for our lunch. If time permits we will pay a quick visit to Oshikoto Lake (optional) before arriving in the late afternoon at the eastern resort of Namutoni Fort through Von Lindequist gate. If time allows we will enjoy our first afternoon drive in the park. After dinner you are welcome to sit at the floodlit waterhole at the Camp.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Namutoni Fort

Distance: 547 km, tarred roads.

Duration: Approximately 7 hrs.

White Rhino and springbok at a waterhole Pale chanting goshawk alights tree Hartebeest

Day 2

Etosha National Park, Namutoni Fort

Today we will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives exploring the eastern part of the park and visiting waterholes in the area. There is a good chance of seeing animals such as Eland, the biggest antelope in Africa, as well as the biggest African land mammals - Elephants, Lion, White Rhinos, Cheetah - and the smallest elusive Damara dik-dik. These and many more of Namibia's wildlife abound in this dry savannah landscape. Lunch will be provided at the lodge. We return to camp in the late afternoon before the gates close.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Namutoni Fort

Day 3

Etosha National Park, Halali Resort

After breakfast we will be driving west toward our next camp (Halali), nestled against the only Dolomite hills you will see in this part of the park. You will spot more wildlife as we travel through the ever changing vegetation biomes of the Etosha National Park. Visits to waterholes like Gobib and Okerfotein offer good wildlife viewing opportunities. We arrive around lunch time at our next camp. After lunch, depending on your energy, an afternoon drive awaits you. We will explore some of the beautiful waterholes nearby, namely the evergreen Rietfontein, Salvador and others. The hills around the camp provide a good environment for the elusive Leopard and it frequently quenches its thirst at Moringa Waterhole at the camp. Spending some time here in the evening is recommended. This is a floodlit waterhole so one can spend a good part of the evening sitting in silence watching the animals as they take turns to drink. A black rhino sighting is high on the priority list here in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Halali Resort

Distance: 150 km, gravel roads.

Day 4

Etosha National Park, Halali Resort

After an early breakfast we leave as the gate to the park opens at sunrise and keep tracking more of the Savannah's big game as we pass by waterholes like the impressive Goas and dark water Nuamses. We will have opportunities to take some stunning panoramic pictures as we head down to the Etosha lookout point where you have a 360° view of the majestic Etosha pan which is about 70km wide and 130 km long and covers an area of approximately 4 755 square km. We will get a chance to see more plain animals by mid-noon as they prefer to drink before it gets too hot.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Halali Resort

Zebra and Wildebeest Kori Bustard Leopard

Day 5

Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo Resort

We depart after breakfast and head to Okaukuejo, our next and last camp in Etosha. We pass by waterholes and arrive at our next lodge/camp by lunch time. After lunch we explore the surrounding area looking for the biggest cat of the savannah, the Lion. Lions roam these vast plains more frequently than anywhere else in the park. We stop in the late afternoon at Nebrowni waterhole, before heading back to the camp and bringing another beautiful day in the park to an end.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Okaukuejo Resort

Distance: 155 km, gravel roads.

Day 6

Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo Resort

After an early breakfast we leave the camp as we venture towards the less travelled western area of the park exploring areas around Sprokkieswoud, Ozonjutji Mari waterhole, Andamax area and the beautiful Okondenka which offers a vast vista of the great Etosha Pan. We stop for lunch at one of the camps and explore the park for the last afternoon covering areas such as Aus, Oliphantsbads and Gemsboks waterhole. In the evening after dinner you're welcome to a treat of nature's theatre at the popular Okaukuejo Waterhole, one of the best for viewing wildlife at night. Soak up your last night under the African sky as animal came one by one to drink.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Okaukuejo Resort

Day 7

Windhoek

Today, after a late breakfast, we will head to the capital as we bid farewell to the animal kingdom of Africa. A lunch stop will be provided at one of the small towns en-route and, if time permits, a stop at Okahandja's open air craft museum where Namibian crafts are on sale. We arrive at the airport in time for your flight or take you to your hotel in Windhoek.

Meals: Breakfast

Distance: 500 km, tarred roads.

Elephants, Etosha Meerkat Lion over zebra kill, with jackal in background
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