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3 Day Etosha Safari

Etosha is one of the great wildlife sanctuaries of Africa. At more than 20 000 km 2 it is also one of Africa’s largest. 4 of the African Big 5 inhabit Etosha (Lion, Rhino Elephant and Leopard). Add the array of antelope and bird species and an Etosha waterhole can at times be simply breathtaking. Also enclosed in the park is a huge flat pan of about 5000 km2 providing a backdrop of shimmering mirages.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1011
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 3 days
Best months: May - October
Countries visited: Namibia Namibia
Parks visited: Etosha
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
Windhoek - Etosha - Windhoek

Day 1: Windhoek – Etosha (Okaukuejo Resort or Similar)
We leave windhoek in the morning for a drive that will take you northwards through the towns of Okahandja and Otjiwarongo. After about a 4 hour drive you will enter the Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s premier game parks and wildlife enthusiasts paradise. We enter the park via the Andersson’s gate, on the southern boundary of Etosha and spend the next day exploring. The park itself covers 22,270 kms², and gets its name from the salt pan that makes up approx 23% of the park. Once a massive lake, the Etosha Pan is now mostly dry, with the exception of good rainfall years when the pan fills up enough to become a breeding ground for flamingos that migrate between Walvis Bay and Sua Pan in Botswana. 
The park itself is home to some 114 mammal species including the big 4 (lion, leopard, rhino & elephant) as well as 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.
This afternoon we enjoy a game drive from the park gate, stopping at some popular (animal) waterholes, before arriving late afternoon at our lodge. Tonight we can relax by the floodlit waterhole, an excellent chance to view those creatures that prefer to be active during the cool of the night. 
Drive time: 5 Approx  Hours

Day 2: Etosha Area (Okaukuejo Resort or Similar)
This day will be devoted to exploring the park and maximising our chances for amazing wildlife sightings. You will start off at your camp on the Western side and spend the day on a game drive towards the central sides of the park after an early breakfast. The lodge gates open at sunrise, and the aim is to be the first vehicle into the park as this will maximise our chances of spotting predators either lazing on the roads or making their final attempts at a hunt. From there, we drive from waterhole to waterhole (especially in the winter months), as they support a rich diversity of animals. These waterholes are one of the most unique aspects of Etosha National Park, and a major attraction for wildlife photographers and animal behaviour experts as the different species of animals, both predator and prey alike, can often be captured (on camera) drinking at the same waterhole. You will stop at Halali for a short break and perhaps lunch before continuing your search for animals and birds inside the park. You will return back tour lodge in the afternoon.

Day 3: Etosha – Windhoek
This day signals the end of our journey. After a leisurely breakfast you will get ready to go back to Windhoek. You may stop in the small town of Okahandja to visit one of Namibia’s largest woodcarving markets if you are interested in buying authentic souvenirs. Afterwards you will drive to Windhoek. Expected arrival is in the mid afternoon.


 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Okaukuejo Resort
  • **Please note that the particular accommodation cannot be guaranteed and will only be confirmed once we have the final dates. Suitable replacement will however be found and the price adjusted accordingly.
Zebra at Waterhole
Zebra at Waterhole by Lark Journeys
Elephants at Waterhole
Elephants at Waterhole by Lark Journeys
Leopard
Leopard by Lark Journeys
Rhino
Rhino by Lark Journeys

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