Established in 1907, Etosha National Park is one of Namibia’s oldest and most iconic game reserves. Etosha means ‘great white place’ in the language of the local Ovambo tribe, an appropriate name for a park that encompasses Africa’s largest saltpan. This vast saltpan covers almost a quarter of the reserve and is so big that you can see it from space. Considering this, you might be surprised by the abundant wildlife that can be found in Etosha National Park. The park is inhabited by over 100 different mammal species, including all members of the Big 5.
Namutoni Camp (NWR)
Namutomi Camp is a 3-star lodge on the eastern edge of the park. The camp is built in and around an old German fort that was constructed in the 19th century. It has since been destroyed by the Ovambo, rebuild in 1906, occupied by South African forces, declared a monument in 1950 and finally opened to tourism in 1957. Guests at Namutomi can either stay in the spacious chalets, which give guests some privacy or the double rooms in the fort. From the walls of the old fort guests have a great view of the game coming to drink at the King Nehale waterhole. Namutoni features a swimming pool, a restaurant and an excellent vantage point to discover the surroundings. Children of all ages are welcome Namutoni Camp.
Okaukuejo Camp (NWR)
Okaukuejo Camp is a 3-star accommodation just outside the southern gate of the Etosha Park. Okaukuejo is best known for the famous floodlit waterhole which is frequented by lion, elephant and even the endangered black rhino. The camp is an old military outpost; its characteristic tower was added to the camp in 1963. Accommodation at Okaukuejo either have a view of the waterhole or are set up in a rustic bush setting. In the warm summer months guests can relax at the pool or quench their thirst at the bar. During the winter month’s guests can expect large numbers of game gathering at the watering hole. Children of all ages are welcome at Okaukuejo Camp.
Dolomite Camp (NWR)
Dolomite Camp is one of Etosha’s newest and most exclusive camps. This 3-star camp consists of luxury safari tents that are elevated giving guests a panoramic view of the surroundings. It is located in the previously restricted western side of Etosha National Park. The camp is unfenced giving animals the chance to roam freely through the area. Other facilities include a restaurant, a pool and a bar. Children of all ages are welcome at Dolomite Camp.