Day 1: Windhoek - Von Lindquist Gate (eastern Etosha)
This itinerary can be arranged in reverse order upon request.
We will pick you up around 8 am at any hotel/lodge in Windhoek and travel 600 km north, to Etosha National Park – treasure of Namibia. Lunch en-route at the small, mining town – Tsumeb. Arrival at Von Lindquist Gate (eastern Etosha) around 4 pm. You are welcomed by wonderful atmosphere of the wild and characteristic scent of the savannah!
After checking-in at the camp, time for late afternoon game drive around Fischer’s Pan and scenic Twee Palms in search of magnificent wildlife: elephants, rhino, zebras, various game (oryx, kudu, wildebeest, impala, springbok, blessbok) giraffes, hyenas and big cats of Africa: lion, leopard and cheetah inhab the vast savannas. Return to the camp before sunset, for dinner. Park’s gates are closed right after sunset, for safety. You are invited to spend evening at the waterhole.
Distance: 600 km on tarred road and 50 km on gravel roads.
All accommodation within the park
Accommodation: 2 nights at Namibia Wildlife Resorts, either Onkoshi or Namutoni Camp.
Day 2: Etosha Safari Trails - Wildlife Kingdom
Unique and fascinating encounter with wildlife! In the morning, after breakfast, tour of the eastern and northern trails and regions as far as King Nehale Gate situated in north-eastern Etosha. Return for lunch, rest and visit at camp’s waterhole. In the afternoon exploring regions towards Okerfontein and Batia waterholes. Return to the camp before the sunset and before closing of the camp’s gates. After dinner, in the evening, nature spectacle at the waterhole and ‚live theatre of nature’ till late at night!
Be it a lion, leopard or an elephant, a giraffe, hyena or a zebra; nearly all African animal species are represented at this huge nature reserve. Inhabiting a ginormous area of over 22,000 square kilometers, there is an estimated number of 250 lions, 300 rhinos, 2 500 giraffes, 6 000 zebras and more than 2 000 elephants in the park. Variety of antelope species: Oryx, Kudu, Eland, Wildebeest, Springbok, Impala and tiniest Steenbok and Duiker live in Etosha. The dainty springbok alone are especially numerous; at least 20 000 roam the reserve. Often, they can be observed in enormous herds of several hundred animals.
In Etosha, 114 mammal species are found, several are rare and endangered e.g. black rhino (largest number in the world), cheetah and black-faced impala. Etosha’s elephants, although not great ‚tuskers’ are considered to be the largest in Africa, often measuring up to 4 meters at the shoulder and weighting around 6 tons. Blue wildebeest, zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, cheetah and giraffe, as well as various species of reptiles, rodents and snakes are also found in the area. With 340 bird species inhabiting the park – Etosha is a bird-lovers paradise!
Etosha park features over 60 springs and waterholes which provide excellent game viewing and fantastic, photographic vistas! Visitors should approach and depart from waterholes slowly and quietly, with as little noise as possible, as not to disturb the game and viewing pleasure of the other visitors.
There are three most popular rest camps at the park: Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni, accommodating the visitors at the luxurious, thatch-roof bungalows, designed in an African style or double rooms, or on campsites. Each camp features scenic, flood-lit waterhole, frequently visited by animals, as well as a leisure area with a restaurant, shops and a swimming pool for guests’ convenience.
Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Day 3: In search for wildlife
After breakfast, last visit to Namutoni camp’s waterhole and we are en-route towards Halali Camp in the central region of Etosha. On route, visiting various waterholes such as an impressive natural spring at Goas, often visited by lions and hyenas. Arrival at Halali for lunch and rest before next wildlife adventure on Eland and Rhino Drives and to the panoramic Rietfontein waterhole. In the evening, before sunset, return to the camp for dinner and evening wildlife viewing at the Moringa waterhole, situated near the camp – famous for elephants, black rhino and hyenas visiting at night.
Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Day 4: Etosha Lookout Point
In the morning, after breakfast, exploring the central region of the park ‚heart of Etosha’: between Batia and Sueda waterholes, including visit to an attractive Etosha ‚Lookout Point’ situated 3 km into the Etosha Pan. Return for lunch , rest and visit at camp’s waterhole. In the afternoon exploring remaining, central regions as far as Okerfontein natural spring and Batia waterhole. Return to the camp before the sunset and before closing of the camp’s gates. After dinner, in the evening, nature spectacle at the waterhole - till late at night!
Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Day 5: Halali and Okaukuejo
After breakfast, last visit to ‚Moringa waterhole’ at Halali camp and we are on our way to Okakuejo camp – famous for its spectacular waterhole and exquisite wildlife sightings. Gravel road takes us near the edge of Etosha Pan – while we frequently admire its changing colors, hues and shades. On route, visiting many waterholes and view points along Etosha’s Pan and in areas surrounding Okakuejo Camp such as Homob, Ondongab and panoramic Nebrowni. Arrival at Okakuejo for lunch and refreshing. In the afternoon adventure to several waterholes surrounding Okakuejo camp itself, such as Gemsbokvlakte, Olifantsbad, Nebrowni and picturesque Ombika, frequently visited by lions. In the evening, before sunset, return to the camp for dinner and evening wildlife viewing at the camp’s impressive, flood-lit waterhole.
Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Day 6: Okondeka and western regions
Early in the morning, after breakfast, on our way to explore Okondeka and Adamax – located north of Okaukuejo camp. Okondeka, a natural spring, right at the western edge of the pan is famous for lions sighting, traversing, lone giraffes, large herds of migratory zebras, wildebeest, springboks and a magical, vast landscape of the Etosha Pan.
Wonderful photographic opportunity to capture the huge expanse! We will continue on western trails of the park. Today’s lunch break (lunch pack) at one of the waterholes. We will visit waterholes situated right next to the main, western route. Return to Okaukuejo before sunset for dinner, and later rest at the waterhole. Night-time viewing at floodlit waterhole: elephants, giraffes, black rhino, jackals, lions and variety of antelopes visit till late at night.
Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Day 7: Western Etosha Wildlife
Farewell Etosha!’ After breakfast last visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and we are on our way towards Andersson’s Gate, with short visit to picturesque Ombika waterhole, frequently visited by lions, giraffes and greater kudu antelope. From Etosha on our way to Windhoek, we will stop for lunch either in Outjo or Otjiwarongo. Short visit to Okahandja open-air craft market, largest craft market in Nmaibia. Arrival in Windhoek in the afternoon. Transfer to the hotel/guest house or directly to the airport.
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With western 'new region' of Etosha recently opened to visitors 'Etosha Explorer' offers 7-days exquisite, wildlife experience starting from the eastern outskirts of the park to its extreme western border. Complete itinerary includes two-nights accommodation at each of the most popular camps: Namutoni, Halali and Okakuejo creating wonderful opportunity and ample time to observe rich fauna and flora of Etosha and its unique bio-diversity. Truly unmatched and an extraordinary wildlife experience!
What to Know
- This tour accepts children who are 6 years and older
- The itinerary of this tour can be customized
- In case an accommodation is fully booked we'll suggest a comparable alternative
About the Destination
Namibia posesses some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa, and a trip through the country is one of the great road adventures. Natural wonders such as that mighty gash in the earth at Fish River Canyon and the wildlife utopia of Etosha National Park enthrall, but it’s the lonely desert roads where mighty slabs of granite rise out of swirling desert sands that will sear themselves in your mind. It’s like a coffee-table book come to life as sand dunes in the world’s oldest desert meet the crashing rollers along the wild Atlantic coast. Among all this is a German legacy evident in the cuisine and art nouveau architecture, and in festivals such as Windhoek’s legendary Oktoberfest.
Namibia is also the headquarters of adventure activities in the region, so whether you’re a dreamer or love hearing the crunch of earth under your boots, travel in Namibia will stay with you long after the desert vistas fade.
Things to Do
- Game drives
- Evening/night game drives
- Game/birds identification
- Night-time wildlife viewing at the waterhole
- Scenic wonders,
- Sunset experience
- Visit to scenic viewpoints of the park
- Scenic and wildlife photography
How to get there
We recommend flying into Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek, Namibia. Best connections for flights from Europe from either Frankfurt or London airports.
- 10 Sleeps
What is Included
- All taxes/VAT
- Park fees
- Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the tour description
- Transportation as mentioned in the tour description
- All activities as mentioned in the tour description
- Professional driver/guide
- Transfer to and from the lodge/hotel in Windhoek or to and from the airport (upon arrangement).
- International flights 'to and from' Namibia
- Tips & porterage
- Visa fees (if applicable)
- Individual travel insurance
- Personal items/shopping
- Individually extended accommodation or additional transfers (if required)
- Mineral water
- Drinks, all alcoholic beverages and snacks
- Optional activities and attractions (not included in the tour’s price)
- Any trip extensions
- This tour is offered by the tour operator not aSuiteStay.
- They reserve the right to change rates advertised without prior notice.
- If an accommodation is fully booked, they'll suggest a comparable alternative.
- The exact order, content and rate of this tour is subject to availability.
- This tour doesn't have fixed departure dates. Instead, the departure dates can be customized. The final departure dates will depend on the client's preferences and availability of accommodations and/or other components of this tour.
Namibia tourist visa is not required for citizens of United States, United Kingdom or France for a stay up to 90 days.
- The rate for this tour is applicable for 'low season' during 1st of November - 30th June.
- Quoted rate is per/person and stays the same regardless of group size.
- Minimum of 2 people required to book this tour.
- For overseas travelers - bank transfer payments only, for local guests - both bank transfers or cash payments acceptable.
- To book the tour we require 30% deposit or full payment. Full payment not less than 30 days before the commencement of the tour.
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