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Etosha National Park: Full or Half-Day Game Drive

1. Etosha National Park: Full or Half-Day Game Drive

Explore the beautiful landscapes and diverse wildlife of Etosha National Park. Etosha is home to lions, wild dogs, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, an enormous population of elephants and much more. Experience close encounters with wildlife and get off the beaten track in a 4x4. Choose to take a full or half-day tour by selecting the relevant option upon check out.  Start the tour with pickup from your hotel. Begin your journey by venturing through the Anderson Gate near Okaukuejo. On arrival at one of the park lodges, set out on your game drive with an experienced guide. Travel close to several watering holes in an attempt to catch the animals during their feeding time. Then, at midday, enjoy a sumptuous lunch at one of the lodges (please note that lunch is not included in the activity price). After lunch, as the afternoon heat begins to cool, head out on your second game drive. Marvel at how the animals gather again near the water holes to cool off and feed. Then, as the sun begins to set, experience some of the best game viewings. At the end of your second game drive, transfer back to your hotel where your memorable adventure will end.

Etosha National Park: Full or Half-Day Game Drive

2. Etosha National Park: Full or Half-Day Game Drive

Take a full or half-day tour of Etosha National Park in an open vehicle and look out for Namibia’s ‘Big 4’: lions, rhinos, leopards, and elephants. Your day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Okaukuejo or Ombika, and from there you’ll be taken by 4 x 4 to explore the park and discover the best areas for spotting wildlife. Your knowledgeable driver will take you close to watering holes and other ideal places for getting close encounters with the animals. Stop at one of the lodges for a delicious lunch and a well-deserved break (note: lunch is not included in the activity price). After lunch you’ll have the chance to see the animals gather close to the watering holes as they cool off from the afternoon heat. Once sunset draws in, your guide will take you to experience some of the best game viewings before returning you to your accommodation.

From Windhoek: 3-Day Etosha with Lodge Accommodation

3. From Windhoek: 3-Day Etosha with Lodge Accommodation

Begin your 3-day, 2-night tour to Etosha National Park with pickup in Windhoek between 8–8:30 AM. Then, drive approximately 450 kilometers (around 280 miles) to the national park that covers an area of more than 22,000 square kilometers (8,494 square miles). After arrival, enjoy a 2-hour afternoon game drive with your guide around Etosha Pan, a vast salt pan at the center of the park surrounded by grass, savannah, and bushland. Later that evening, spend another 2 hours spotting wildlife at the Okaukuejo waterhole before sleeping overnight in the Okaukuejo Lodge. Lunch and dinner are included on the first day. On the second day, delight in a full-day game drive with your guide, lasting approximately 6 hours in East Etosha. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like lions, elephants, hyenas, and elusive leopards. Sleep overnight at Namutoni Lodge, and enjoy included breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the day. On the third day, savor an included breakfast, then leave the Etosha National Park and begin your journey back to Windhoek. On the way, stop for 30 minutes at the biggest woodcarvers' market in Namibia, Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market. The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation in Windhoek.

Namibias Best 4 Day Etosha Safari Private Guide Tour

4. Namibias Best 4 Day Etosha Safari Private Guide Tour

Depart from Windhoek and stop briefly at Otjiwarongo to enjoy a light lunch before entering Etosha National Park through the Anderson Gate. Enjoy a game drive across the park visiting waterholes and looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephants, and rhino. Arrive at your accommodation just before sunset. The accommodation is located inside Etosha National Park and has a floodlit waterhole next to the camp. Rise for a pre-sunrise snack with tea/coffee and then game drive until mid morning when you return to camp for breakfast before heading out for another game drive. Head back to Halali for a picnic lunch. After lunch, you will visit the mighty Etosha Pan (the largest salt pan in Namibia) before game driving across the park in your quest to find the big 4. Visit one last waterhole to worship the African sunset before you head back for a dinner prepared by your guide over the campfire, where you can compare photos and stories of the animals seen today. Have an early morning breakfast before departing for a drive to the communal lands of Damaraland where you will see the communal farmers in this arid region. You stop at the Ugab River bridge to visit with the beautiful Herero ladies who sell their small art and craft items to support their families. Have lunch in the shadow of the Brandberg Mountain and go on a short visit with a Himba group who have moved into this area to sell their jewellery and other items (dependent on Himba tribespeople). After lunch, you head directly through the Namib Desert and stop at the latest shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast before arriving late afternoon in Swakopmund. Explore this seaside town on foot and visit the jetty for sunset. Have dinner locally (own expense). On the last day you can ask to take part in optional additional activities before you return to Windhoek.

From Windhoek: Namib Desert and Etosha National Park Tour

5. From Windhoek: Namib Desert and Etosha National Park Tour

Explore the Namib Desert and Etosha National Park on a multi-day tour adventure from Windhoek with accommodation and meals included. Be impressed by the Sossusvlei dunes, have a mesmerizing experience at the Etosha Pan, and get up-close to animals on exciting game drives. Day 1: Windhoek to Sossusvlei Depart from your Windhoek accommodation in the morning and drive through the surrounding mountains. Pass over the Eros Mountains and through the Khomas Highland region to a grassy desert savannah landscape. Stop at Solitaire for gas and a break before continuing on to your lodging in the southern part of the Namib Desert, near Sossusvlei, for an early afternoon arrival. Be greeted by a glamping-style tent camp, situated on a hillside with breathtaking views across the desert, and also have lunch. Enjoy use of the swimming pool, dining area, and a stocked bar during your stay. Explore the area around the camp before sunset, when the colors glow and change on the distant mountains to the east. Then have dinner served in the lodge. Day 2: Sossusvlei Have an early start to catch the soft light of a desert sunrise. Depart the camp and pass through Sesriem to continue towards Sossusvlei. Watch as the sand dunes rise along both sides of the road and be impressed by towering red dunes, some of which are the highest in the world, over white plains. Stop at the famous Dune 45, a star dune that is over 170 meters tall. Those who feel fit enough to climb the dune will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding Namibian desert. Afterward, eat breakfast and take a desert walk with the chance to see gemsboks, springboks, black-backed jackals, and ostriches. Visit the Deadvlei, a white clay pan located between orange dunes and dotted with the remains of hundreds of baren camelthorn trees. As the day cools down, take a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon before spending the rest of the day back at camp with lunch and dinner. Day 3: Sossusvlei to Windhoek Have breakfast and make your return from the desert to civilization on scenic roads through the Khomas Highlands. Arrive back in Windhoek in the afternoon where you will be dropped off at your guesthouse (included with the tour). Also, enjoy lunch before having time on your own. Day 4: Windhoek to Etosha National Park (Southside) Your adventure continues with a morning pickup. Leave Windhoek via the B1 road heading north. Delight in a picnic lunch on the way to Etosha National Park. Arrive in the afternoon and enter the south side of Etosha through the Andersson Gate and proceed to your Okaukuejo resort accommodations. Have time to explore your surroundings and enjoy the swimming pool before a late afternoon game drive. After dinner, a visit to the floodlit waterhole is strongly recommended as there is a good chance of seeing rhinos and lions coming to drink. Day 5: Etosha National Park (Eastside) Today, spend most of the day searching for animals, as you make your way through the game reserve towards Namutoni, your next rest camp. Visit a number of waterholes and stop to view the Etosha Pan. Be hypnotized by the expansive salt pan and witness shimmering mirages. Have the chance to see large herds of game in this unique setting. Afterward, stop at Halali to have lunch and continue on to Namutoni. At Namutoni, relax at the swimming pool or waterhole before a late afternoon game drive. Be prepared for an exciting experience with a likelihood of getting up-close views of springboks, zebras, impalas, giraffes, gemsboks, and plenty of birds. You might also see elephants and lions. In the evening unwind with a glass of wine and sunset from the tower of the old Namibian German fort before dinner. Day 6: Etosha National Park to Windhoek After a morning game drive and the opportunity to take some more pictures of Etosha's wildlife in the morning light, head back to Windhoek. On your drive, pass through farmland and small towns. Just before reaching Windhoek, stopover in the small town of Okahandja to visit Namibia's largest wood-carving market. Arrive back in Windhoek in the late afternoon to conclude your tour.

From Windhoek: 10-Day Namibia Highlights Tour with Lodging

6. From Windhoek: 10-Day Namibia Highlights Tour with Lodging

DAY 1 MONDAY Pick up accommodation in Windhoek (or at the airport on request) Tranfer to Kalahari Anib Lodge Dinner @ Kalahari Anib Lodge Overnight @ Kalahari Anib Lodge DAY 2 TUESDAY Breakfast @ Kalahari Anib Lodge Transfer to Namib Desert Lodge Dinner @ Namib Desert Lodge Overnight @ Namib Desert Lodge DAY 3 WEDNESDAY Sossusvlei Excursion (brunch packs) Sundowner dune drive Dinner @ Namib Desert Lodge Overnight @ Namib Desert Lodge DAY 4 THURSDAY Breakfast @ Namib Desert Lodge Transfer to The Delight Swakopmund Overnight @ The Delight Swakopmund DAY 5 FRIDAYBreakfast @ The Delight Swakopmund Overnight @ The Delight Swakopmund DAY 6 SATURDAY Breakfast @ The Delight Swakopmund/ breakfast pack Transfer to Damata Mopane Lodge Excursion to Petrified Forest Dinner @ Damara Mopane Lodge Overnight @ Damara Mopane Lodge DAY 7 SUNDAY Breakfast @ Damara Mopane Lodge Excursion to Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings Excursion to Damara Living Museum Excursion to Organ Pipes & Burnt Mountain Dinner @ Damara Mopane Lodge Overnight @ Damara Mopane Lodge DAY 8 MONDAY Breakfast @ Damara Mopane Lodge / breakfast pack Visit at a Himba Village Transfer to Etosha Safari Camp Afternoon Etosha Game Drive Dinner @ Etosha Safari Camp Overnight Etosha Safari Camp DAY 9 TUESDAY Breakfast packs Full Day Etosha Game Drive Dinner @ Etosha Safari Camp Overnight Etosha Safari Camp DAY 10 WEDNESDAY Breakfast @ Etosha Safari Camp Transfer to Windhoek Drop-off at accommodation in Windhoek

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What people are saying about Etosha National Park

I wholeheartedly recommend the guys for organizing a safari in Etosha! Funny, responsive, caring, attentive, knowledgeable guides! Our guide found us lions in the bushes, although before that the guide of the car in front missed them :) Despite the summer season, which is not very suitable for safari, we saw a lot of animals, including the black rhinoceros. We listened to many stories from the guide about different animals. And even after the safari - we had a few questions on the road through Damaraland - and our guide helped us with advice and later wondered if we were able to get there successfully. Also, as I understand it, you can try to negotiate other excursions in Namibia, if you need a driver around the country. Big hello guys, you are really great!

The Guide was punctual, attentive and very friendly. The Park is very beautiful and you can spend a great day there. It was a great family day, we could see several animals and great landscapes.

Ben was the vest guide ever. He was really knowledgeable and a great driver. We've been able to see everything we wanted to.