On your entry: you would almost be welcomed by herds of wildebeest, zebra, springbok, and elephants who would be wandering freely in their natural habitat. At times your Safari vehicle may be blocked by the road due to the crossing of the herds of wild beasts such as zebras and elephants, young and old. You would have maximum opportunities of viewing the African wilds from up-close.
The concentration of wild beasts at the water holes would leave you with heavenly experience. It would be truly amazing to sit in complete silence and see these creatures from the closest where you can hear the sound of the rhino’s feet and the lapping of the hyena’s tongue. Etosha is undoubtedly the feather in Namibia’s safari cap.
It is really crazy to be looking for any National park other than Etosha on your Namibia Trip. Etosha: incredible a park created around a pan that floods during wet season and is full of the Wildlife Of Africa . The highest rated park houses some of the magnificence of the Africa’s animal world. On your entry: you would almost be welcomed by herds of wildebeest, zebra, springbok, and elephants who would be wandering freely in their natural habitat. At times your Safari vehicle may be blocked by the road due to the crossing of the herds of wild beasts such as zebras and elephants, young and old. You would have maximum opportunities of viewing the African wilds from up-close. You would feel like wandering in traditional Africa as it was before centuries. The African flavour you would taste here would never fade away from your memory.
Walking through the Etosha National Park is both awe-inspiring and overwhelming. You would just get enthralled walking on the tracks created by the park animals and observing their cherished lives from a close distance. The concentration of wild beasts at the water holes would leave you with heavenly experience. It would be truly amazing to sit in complete silence and see these creatures from the closest where you can hear the sound of the rhino’s feet and the lapping of the hyena’s tongue. Etosha is undoubtedly the feather in Namibia’s safari cap. It’s a unique and dramatic destination that may spoil you for life with its fascinating smorgasbord of wildlife – and its unique way of viewing them.
The flat and the vast grasslands surrounding its famous Pan feed a large numbers of herbivorous and these feed to quite a larger number of carnivorous making Etosha densely wildlife populated. This is why a lot of people planning for the Southern Africa instead of Eastern. Let’s learn how to explore the best of Etosha on Namibia Wildlife Safari.
Etosha is truly a good place for Self Drive Safari. It has flat and wide open roads which makes it easy to navigate with almost any vehicle. With self driving you would be more flexible in regard of visiting the spots for wild beast viewing and choosing your accommodation which would give you the best panoramic view of the Park.
2. Self-Drive/Guided Combo:
A popular way to get the best of Etosha is to combine self-drive with the guided, open vehicle game drives that are offered at all the camps (except Olifantsrus). Morning, afternoon and evening game drives accompanied by qualified rangers are available. These should be booked well in advance as they fill up.
3. Combination Of Etosha National Park And Private Reserve Safaris:
Combine your National park travel with the search for the Private reserves for an exotic stay and viewing the never ending beauty of Etosha. You would find a lot of Safari lodges in between the three private reserves on Etosha’s borders: Onguma, Ongava and Mushara. The lodges vary in appeal and degrees of luxury to suit a wide range of safari tastes from family friendly to romantic. Stay in one that best suits to your taste and budget.
4. Private Reserve Safaris:
All these private reserves organise the private safaris. They have the concessional areas. If you prefer a more organised, stress-free safari experience where you’re well taken care of, this is your best choice.
5. Scheduled Tours:
In schedule tours Etosha National Park would be covered up as a part with Namibia’s top safari and iconic tourist destinations. Besides this under schedule tour you can opt for camping tours or watch Namibia from road or air.
6. Custom High-End Tours:
These are perfect for small group safaris where a family or few good friends have a specific itinerary in mind or an occasion to celebrate. Most of the tour operators will gladly help you plan and arrange a tailor-made safari tour that will suit your preferences, time constraints and budget.
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Etosha National Park is open all year round and is accessible by all vehicles (except after heavy rains).
It spans a vast area of 22,300 km².
It centres on an extensive salt pan of 5,000km², the breeding ground to over one million flamingos in the rainy season.
Etosha is home to a surprising variety of animals – four of the Big Five and some unusual endemics like the endangered black-faced impala, Hartmann’s mountain zebra and the world’s tiniest antelope, the Damara dik-dik.
The reserve has healthy numbers of springbok, gemsbok (Oryx), blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, Burchell’s zebra, giraffe, desert-adapted elephant, brown and spotted hyena, lion, leopard and cheetah.
Etosha has one of the largest populations of black rhino in the world; supposedly also the most stable.
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