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Etosha National Park reviews

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Land of Shimmering Images

Sense Africa
Visited: Jan 2001 Reviewed: Nov 19, 2013

There is something about Etosha that inspires descriptive text; shimmering mirages over salt pans, herds of springbok daintily tip toeing through the grass, herds of wildebeest dotted on an endless horizon all blended with an air of expectancy. You never know what you’re going to see or experience in Etosha.

I remember the first time I visited Etosha, which was over a decade ago, and I was blown away by the scenery. It was in January and I’d managed to escape the winter blues of the UK to the very, very sunny climate of Namibia. I was in my element.

There were not that many people in the Park and I felt as if it was my own - this was partly because I made sure I got off the main drag and spent most of my time sitting my waterholes watching the game come in.

A self drive is an excellent way to see Etosha.

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Visited: Jun 2015 Reviewed: Mar 09, 2016

If we had to explain Namibia in a few words, it would be a photographer's dream. On a recent trip to Sossusvlei, Damarland and Etosha National Park we were left dumbfounded once again by this country's amazing natural beauty.

Etosha National Park, specifically, has some amazing lodges with spotlit waterholes where you can spend your day, and night, watching anim... read more

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A visit to Etosha National park in Namibia

Visited: May 2015 Reviewed: Jun 05, 2015

The Etosha National park is one of the biggest wildlife resorts in Namibia and it provides accommodation, camping, sleeping under the stars. The waterholes is something you don't see every day. I will recommend this trip to any tourist who wants to go on a journey of a lifetime.
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'Touching' the wildlife!

Visited: Jul 2014 Reviewed: Jul 15, 2014

Etosha National Park offers unequal wildlife sightings and it's a definite 'must-see' for visitors to Namibia! During my journeys through the park I experienced very close, yet undisturbed encounters with animals: a female leopard with two small cubs sunbathing in the middle of the main road in the early morning sun (caution to all who exceed speed limits in the pa... read more

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Amazing safari in Namibia

Nadiabenaissa
Visited: Feb 2004 Reviewed: Jun 02, 2014

This was our first safari and visit to Namibia, we drove throughout the country and had no idea how to visit the game park, we simply rented a saloon car which I will not recommend, of course! We felt very small...the wildlife was amazing and we saw a great variety of game including lions. Safaris in Namibia are unlike other places. Etosha is huge and not crowded, ... read more

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Exit from the dunes

Visited: Dec 2008 Reviewed: Apr 12, 2014

My camping in Etosha was set up at Halali near waterhole and we spent most of the days traversing through the park from view point to view point, which was great! Although our group was travelling during rainy season I enjoyed viewing abundant wildlife everywhere! I also enjoyed coast and dunes, especially sandboarding in the dunes, even at my age as I'm considered... read more

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Heart-stopping Namibian Safari

Visited: Oct 2011 Reviewed: Feb 07, 2014

Namibia is a country full of contrasts and contradictory landscapes. From the million year old sands of Namib-Naukluft National Park to the lushness of the Waterberg Plateau, the diversity is breathtaking. After the desolation of sand dunes, Etosha in October was delightfully teeming with antelope of all varieties. The best part, most herds had healthy contingent o... read more

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Great wildlife, good roads, but…

Andrea
Visited: Jul 2011 Reviewed: Jan 12, 2014

No trip to Namibia is complete without a visit to the Etosha National Park. This huge game reserve in the north of the country is a must for wildlife lovers as it is not only possible to see the Big Five but game is plentiful and visitors are guaranteed good animal sightings.

Park facilities are good, roads are maintained and the accommodation is clean and perfe... read more

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Who likes chips?

Visited: Jul 2011 Reviewed: Jun 14, 2013

Children will have a lot to eat when they order Chips (French Fries). Very often they are made too oily and it´s nearly impossible to eat them all.

But you will find enough animals here wanting to be fed:
Banded Mongooses (at Fort Namutoni)& Smith´s Bush Squirrels at (at Halili, the Camp in the middle of Etosha)

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Sea of White

Churchmanb
Visited: Feb 2009 Reviewed: May 22, 2013

If southwestern Bolivia had creatures bigger than cars wandering around waiting to shock you with their enormity, there would be a place to on earth to compare Etosha National Park to.
It doesn't, and there isn't.
This park is centered around an immense salt flat that big game likes to congregate around. The plains surrounding the blinding beautiful natural wond... read more

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'the floodlit waters'

Visited: Aug 2013 Reviewed: May 09, 2013

Etosha National park is superb. The view of the park from the sky is a vast bare, open expanse of shimmering green and white that covers almost half of the beautiful Etosha National park. We finally landed in South Africa in Windhoek. We drove to the park and had to first pick up a permit at the entrance then later stopped at the registration office to pay for our ... read more

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A feast of game

Fran
Visited: Mar 2012 Reviewed: May 01, 2013

For many decades, Etosha National Park has been a firm favorite among local and international travelers and rightly so - Etosha is one of Southern Africa’s greatest game park gems. Rest camps Halali, Namutoni, Okaukuejo and the latest editions Camp Onkoshi and Camp Dolomite flank the huge salt and mineral pan. The pan serves as a lifeline for mammals and birds ro... read more

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