Etosha National Park

Fact file:
Established as an animal resort in 1907
National Park since 1967
Size – 22,912 km²
Size of the Etosha pan – 4,730 km²
(21% of the park area)
114 large & small animal species
340 bird species
home of the Big 5

One of the largest savannah conservation areas in Africa, Etosha National Park is world reknown for its spectacular wildlife: elephant, black and white rhinoceros, lions, leopards, cheetahs, large herds of springbok, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and a multitude of other fascinating species, big and small, interacting in their natural environment. Etosha, meaning "Great White Place", is dominated by a massive mineral pan.The park is situated in the North of Namibia and is known to be one of the top places for travellers in Southern Africa.
Seasons: The best time to view game is during the cooler, dry months between May - September. Birdwatchers should visit Etosha during summer (November - March) as migratory birds flock into the park's many habitats after the summer rains. The average daily temperature is 30 degrees Celsius. Days throughout the year are pleasant.
Keep in mind that Etosha is a malaria area - we highly advise you to take precautions. Minimize mosquito bites by wearing light, long sleeved clothing, by using effective insect repellents on exposed skin and sleep under mosquito netting.

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How to get there?

The easiest way to get around in Namibia is by car. Main roads from all the major towns in Namibia lead to one of the Etosha’s three main entry points: Andersson Gate, Von Lindequist Gate & King Nehale Gate. Etosha is 435 km from Windhoek, Tsumeb is 107 km from Namutoni and Oshakati is 201 km from the King Nehale Gate. Make use of google maps for a detailled and individual route description.
As rental cars are stil no really cheap option many travellers are choosing either one of the mainliners to get around or even "Starline", Namibia's passenger train service.


Where to stay?

The Etosha National Park has four camps - Okaukuejo Camp, Halali Camp, Namutoni Camp, Onkoshi Camp. All can be booked through Namibia Wildlife Resorts. If the camps are fully booked (which happens eg during peak season or school holidays) or you are prefering to stay outside the park, you have a pretty wide selection of different accommodation types in and around Etosha as well the the Northern Region of Namibia!

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