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Elephants, Etosha, Namibia

Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is Namibia’s most prolific wildlife reserve and is home to the country’s largest population of lions and rhinos.

Situated in northern Namibia, Etosha, meaning “Great White Place”, is dominated by a massive shimmering mineral pan, which is flat, rugged and, for much of the year, dry and dusty. The wildlife viewing is best from May to September, which are the cooler months in Namibia.

Elephant Feet, Etosha National Park, Etosha, Namibia
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Giraffe walking in the bush on the desert pan at sunset, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Etosha National Park, Namibia

A little more about Etosha

With over one hundred mammal species and three hundred bird species, it is the dry barren backdrop that makes this park so magical and unforgettable. In the west, it is possible to track rhino on foot and see these wonderful beasts at close proximity.

There is a selection of camps within the park itself and on the outskirts of the park. The Onguma Safari Camps are situated on the eastern side of Etosha, bordering Fisher’s Pan, in the region considered one of Namibia’s best-kept secrets.

Experiences

Time at a Waterhole

Visit one of Etosha’s prolific waterholes and wait for the wildlife to come to you.

Big Cat Conservation

Stay in the Hobatere Concession, on Etosha’s western edge. Learn about the work that AfriCat are doing here to monitor and protect the resident lion population.

Wildlife Photography

Spend some time in a photographic hide, getting close to the park’s big game and trying to capture that perfect shot.

Explore the Salt Pans

Head out across the vast Etosha National Park, spotting the wildlife that roams these salt pans.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Jackie Devereux

I was born in Zimbabwe. With a dad who was in the police force, we moved from place to place. I have always been passionate about travel. My grandparents mentioned that our ancestors set off from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia – looking for better cattle pastures. They ended up settling in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, in the Great Zimbabwe area.
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Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management. My desire to see more led me to work as a guide for AndBeyond, first in South Africa, then in Tanzania as the company expanded. Here, I lived and worked in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro, guiding and running safari camps.
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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.
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