Etosha National Park Budget Travel


About Etosha - Facts and Figures

Etosha National Park is Namibia's biggest and most famous National Park established in 1907. The Park is one of the largest reserves in the world, occupying a 22 000 km2 surrounding the Etosha salt pan after which the park is named. The name Etosha means ‘Great White Place of Dry Water’ in the local Ovambo language.

The Park consists mainly of saline desert, savannah and woodlands. The dominant feature of Etosha National Park is the Etosha Pan which measures 130 kilometres in length and up to 50km in width at places. The vast plains of this dried lake are a shimmering spectacle providing excellent photographic opportunities.This Salt pan is dry for most of the year but during the rainy season it is temporarily flooded. When this happens the pan is home to thousands of Pelicans and Flamingos and the Pan is one of the most important breeding grounds for this Flamingo population.

Etosha Animal Life

Etosha Park hosts a variety of plant and bird life and is home to diverse wild animals, including some rare and endangered species, as well as unusual desert species. There are 144 mammal species in the park, including elephant, giraffe, blue wildebeest, Eland, damara dik-dik, lion, cheetah, leopard, wildcat, hyena, and jackal. Etosha is known as a top game reserve for sighting endangered black-rhino as well as cheetah. Other rare and endangered species found in Etosha include the black-faced impala, tssesebe and gemsbok. The park is also home to 340 different bird species including Namibia's National Bird, the crimson-breasted shrike. 

The Park of Seasons

The park's landscape goes through a major change between the rainy season and the dry season. When it rains the park is green and lush which is in stark contrast to the dry season when the park is dry and barren. The game viewing is best in the dry season (May - September) when the bush is clear and the game tends to congregate around the watering holes. This period is the winter period in Etosha Park and the temperatures are mild.

Etosha is a place of stark contrasts and the sheer number of game in the Park make it one of the best parks in Africa for game viewing. No visit to Namibia is complete without a visit to this magnificent park.


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7 Day Big Cats, Etosha & Desert Namibia Safari

Duration 07 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R21210 $1488 £1136 €1294 A$2094 C$1938 NZ$2273 Full pricing info
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Cheetahs A fully inclusive accommodated Safari to Namibia's Amani Lodge, Ethosha National Park and the desert area of Sesreim. An affordable and exciting 7 Day Big Cats, Etosha & Desert Safari to Namibia's top game park and ancient Namib Desert!

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4 Day Camping Safari in Etosha National Park

Duration 04 Days, Travel Style Camping Safaris
Priced from pps R7100 $498 £380 €433 A$701 C$649 NZ$761 Full pricing info
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Etosha lion Take a 4 day escape to Etosha National Park, Namibia's world renowned safari destination, famous for exceptional wildlife viewing and its huge salt pan.

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Etosha National Park Camping Safari

Duration 03 Days, Travel Style Camping Safaris
Priced from pps R5720 $401 £306 €349 A$565 C$523 NZ$613 Full pricing info
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Elephant, rhino and lions in Etosha A quick camping safari getaway to Namibia's premier Reserve - the Etosha National Park. Go in search of the wildlife that makes this park one of the top Reserves in Africa!

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Budget Etosha National Park Lodge Safari

Duration 03 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R7500 $526 £402 €458 A$740 C$685 NZ$804 Full pricing info
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Etosha elephants A fully inclusive Budget Lodge Safari to Namibia's Etosha National Park with it's amazing African wildlife - a must visit for any nature and wildlife enthusiast. This affordable Etosha Lodge Safari is ideal as a short wildlife getaway!

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