African Safari Vacation Package to Etosha, Namibia
Game viewing in Etosha National Park in Namibia is of the best in Africa, with the added benefit of self-guided safaris in private vehicles. The park is only open for game drives between sunrise and sunset, however the private game reserves on the boundaries of Etosha may provide night drives and nature walks on their own land. The waterholes around the park draw countless animals together at one time.
The adjoining reserves to Etosha provide guided safaris in the park and on the private reserves. Guided nature walks can also be enjoyed on the private reserves. Although the Big 5 is not an attraction in Etosha [buffalo missing] the game experience is exceptional.
Permanent waterholes at the rest camps in the park provide for a theater-like atmosphere of animals in their natural state. The waterholes are floodlit allowing for night viewing and a different safari perspective.
Best time to travel to Etosha National Park
Etosha can be considered a year round safari destination although the best time to view wildlife is in the dry winter months when the animals concentrate around the waterholes. The rainy season, November to March, is the best time for birding and for viewing the young of many species.
The majority of visitors to Etosha National Park in Namibia arrive by road, either on a self-drive safari or as part of group itinerary. The drive from the Namibian capital of Windhoek takes 5 - 6 hours, however it is best to stop and overnight at some of the many other attractions Namibia has to offer en-route to the park.
There is an airstrip at the park and one at Mokuti that services the private lodges on the outside of Etosha National Park.
Choose Your African Safari Lodging Style
Rest camps with chalets and bungalows provide comfortable en-suite serviced rooms for families, groups and individual travelers. Self-catering and camping options also available.
When filling in the enquiry form let our consultants know the following in order for them to tailor-make the perfect itinerary for you:
- Duration of stay
- Accommodation style preference
- Children on safari - If so what ages ?
Because of the varying options available for safaris to Etosha the included features will vary considerably from safari to safari. It is important to confirm all inclusions and exclusions before departure.