3 Days Etosha Camping Safari
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💎 Why we love it ?
In this 3 day Etosha camping tour, the emphasis will mainly be on game viewing. Etosha is known to some as the ‘great white place of dry water’ and this is one of the places where herds of 50 elephants or more are often seen walking in the middle of the road or crossing it. Lions and hyenas require a bit of time to locate. 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 114 mammal species walking, prowling, and grazing while on constant alert for predators.
🏁 Tour Itinerary: 3 Days Etosha Camping Safari
Day 1: Etosha South – Okaukuejo Campsite (L, D)
Pickup from your hotel is between 08:00 and 08:30. We have a long drive today. Later you stop in Otjiwarongo to fill up with petrol and provisions. A picnic lunch will be served along the way and in the afternoon camp will be set up at Okaukuejo. Okaukuejo is a popular choice due to its prominent well-established waterhole, which attracts a range of games in large numbers. You may explore the surroundings and enjoy the swimming pool before a late afternoon game drive. After dinner sits around the campfire, a visit to the floodlit waterhole is strongly recommended, as there are good chances of seeing nocturnal animals that hide during the day such as lions, Hyenas, Leopards, and rhinos.
🏚️Accommodation: Okaukuejo Campsite.
Okaukuejo has located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, Anderson Gate. Okaukuejo is the oldest tourist camp in Etosha and it also functions as the administrative center of the park. Okaukuejo is also home to the Etosha Ecological Institute. It is situated at the western end of the Etosha Pan. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk, and campsites.
The main attraction of this camp is that it overlooks a permanent waterhole that is floodlit at night. Here a wide diversity of wildlife congregates and interact from lion to rhino to elephant and antelope. The spectacle starts at dawn, with animals coming in large numbers to quench their thirst. The activity continues throughout the day until late at night. In the early evenings, it is not uncommon to have black rhino, elephants,s, and lions all drinking at the same time.
Day 2: Etosha East – Namutoni Campsite (B, L, D)
First things first as we spend most of the day game driving. A visit to several waterholes is our top priority including making a stop at the Etosha Pan, the “place of dry water”. The Pan is an extensive flat depression of about 5,000 km2. Etosha provides visitors with an opportunity to see large herds of game in its setting makes Etosha a unique experience in Africa. We may stop at Halali middle camp to have lunch before we continue our game drive to Namutoni. We have time to relax at the swimming pool in Namutoni or the waterhole before a late afternoon game drive. The game viewing is usually excellent with close views of springboks, zebras, impalas, giraffes, oryx, and plenty of birds. If we are lucky we may also have some close encounters with elephants and lions. In the evening we may enjoy a glass of wine and experience a fabulous sunset from the tower of the old German fort before dinner around the campfire.
🏚️Accommodation: Namutoni Campsite.
The Namutoni Campsite is located in the eastern part of Etosha National Park and can be accessed via the Von Lindequist Gate. The campsite is situated close to the flood-lit King Nehale Waterhole making it ideal for bird exploration. Accommodation features comfortable bush chalets equipped with hot and cold showers, a toilet, and a kitchen with cooking facilities. Guests will also have access to an outdoor swimming pool, and a restaurant and bar serving authentic African cuisine.
Day 3: End of Itinerary (B, L)
After a morning game drive, with the chance to get some more pictures of Etosha’s wildlife in the soft morning light, we depart Etosha via the Von Lindequist Gate headed back to the city. We will travel on the main road (B1), making a short detour to Lake Otjikoto distinguished by its odd-green waters discovered in 1851. Otjikoto Lake is the smaller of only two permanent natural lakes in Namibia. It is a sinkhole lake that was created by a collapsing karst cave. Just before reaching Windhoek, we have time to stop in the small town of Okahandja also known as the “Garden Town”. The town has Namibia’s largest wood–carving market a chance to grab last-minute souvenirs from Namibia. We are likely to arrive back in the city at around 16:30 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation on our return.
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