This short budget camping safari, which departs from Windhoek, is an opportunity to visit the fascinating Etosha National Park. An unusual characteristic of the Park is a salt pan, so large it can be seen from space. The many waterholes in the Park attract an abundance of wildlife which includes elephant, lion, leopard, rhino as well as prolific birdlife. Many of which we will no doubt see on our game drives.
On our return to Windhoek we stop in Okahandja, a small town well known for Namibia’s largest wood carving market – a great opportunity for buying souvenirs.
A long drive this morning, as we travel north passing through farmlands and stopping at small towns along the way. We aim to arrive at the main camp in Etosha, Okaukuejo, in the middle of the afternoon.
Entering Etosha National Park we take a game drive through to the Okaukuejo Camp, where we check in and set up camp.
After dinner you can take an easy walk to the floodlit watering hole on the fringes of the camp to spot some of Etosha's wildlife.
Okaukuejo is famous for its waterhole, described as one of the "best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa". Situated on the doorstep of our camp, black rhino, elephant, lion and numerous species of antelope are frequently seen, especially in winter.
We spend a full day game-viewing on safari in Etosha Park today. We set off early to catch the wild animals at their most active, during the cool morning hours. Our game drive takes us through Etosha to Halali Camp, located in the center of the park.
Along the way we stop at waterholes to look for game and admire the wide-open views of the expansive Etosha Pan. The game viewing is generally excellent and we have the chance to tick off a few new species found outside of the Okaukuejo part of the park.
During the heat of the day we pause at Halali Camp to take a rest and enjoy a relaxed lunch. After lunch there is some free time for you to look out for game at the Halali waterhole, take a dip in the swimming pool and unwind at the bar. Then we continue our game drive to our next overnight camp in the Namutoni region on the eastern side of Etosha Park.
We leave Etosha Park taking a long and scenic drive back to Windhoek. Today we travel along the main road, passing through towns and rural areas.
We stop in the small town of Okahandja, home to the largest wood carving market in Namibia, en route to Windhoek. The market stalls are run on a local co-operative basis and are one of the best places to shop for authentic Namibian souvenirs.
Arriving back in Windhoek city at around 16:00 you will be dropped off at your post-tour accommodation, bringing this budget Etosha National Park Camping Safari to a close.
Please note that this camping tour can be upgraded to an accommodated safari. The accommodated tour option includes breakfast and lunch as specified in the camping itinerary, but excludes dinners. For the upgrade supplement costs, please see the full tour pricing.