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Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is located in northern Namibia, approximately 435km (270mi) from the capital, Windhoek. Proclaimed in 1967, the park encompasses 22,270 km2 (8,600 sq mi).
The word Etosha means ‘the place where no plants grow’, a fitting name for this harsh desert environment that is ranked as Namibia’s most popular park. Much of the park’s area comprises a vast salt pan, and the mineral salts it contains ensures highly nutritious fodder for the park’s abundant wildlife, with water provided by a network of artificial waterholes. Four of the Big 5 can be viewed here (lion, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros), along with unusual species like the gemsbok. The desert habitat also offers bird watchers some unusual sightings.
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Etosha Safari Camping2Go

Do you like camping, but shy away from the strenuous packing of camping equipment? Camping2Go is the perfect solution for the independent and light-hearted traveller, who loves to be close to nature. Combine an adventurous safari into Etosha National Park with a quiet barbeque evening at a campfire in one of the eight self-catering tents close to Etosha Safari Camp.

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Etosha Safari Camp

Down to earth, relaxed, innovative and charming are Etosha Safari Camp’s alluring qualities – and of course, its proximity to Etosha National Park. This friendly safari camp has cosy accommodation set between the mopane trees, an inviting circular swimming pool, a lush green campsite and ample character.

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Etosha Safari Campsite

Good campsites are prized gems for those adventurous travellers who prefer to set up tents and sleep under the stars. Etosha Safari Campsite is such a find. Just south of Etosha’s Andersson Gate, it provides a peaceful base, a short drive from the national park. An inviting green lawn surrounded by mopane savannah is ‘home sweet home’ after the dusty roads and Etosha camps.

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Etosha Safari Lodge

Join us at this stylish lodge overlooking a vast expanse of mopane woodland. Space is an attractive element at Etosha Safari Lodge with its lavish view, spacious deck- and dining-area and airy rooms with private verandas. It’s the place to open doors to the mystery and magic of Etosha, ‘Place of Legends’.

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Plan Your Trip

The drive to Etosha from Windhoek takes about 6 hours. If staying within the park, remember that the gates close between sunrise and sunset, so factor this into your travel plans. There are numerous gravel roads within the park, most of them south of the Etosha Pan, and good maps are available. Given the vast size, you will need a minimum of two nights to appreciate the park properly, and it is always a good idea to spend time at waterholes, especially in the dry season. The terrain is flat, with pockets of acacia and mopane woodland interrupting expansive grasslands.