• Etosha Safari Tour Namibia
  • Etosha Safari Tour Namibia
  • Etosha Safari Tour Namibia
  • Etosha Safari Tour Namibia
  • Etosha Safari Tour Namibia
  • Etosha Safari Tour Namibia
  • Etosha Safari Tour Namibia
  • Etosha Safari Tour Namibia

Etosha safari tour is a 3 day Namibia safari to one of the greatest wildlife viewing venues. This 3 Day Namibia tour goes to the famous Etosha National Park.

Etosha National Park is Namibia’s premier game reserve and home to hundreds of species of Flora and fauna. They include mammals, birds and reptiles, making it the perfect safari destination.

Etosha Safari Tour Namibia

Etosha safari tour heads to Etosha situated in northern Namibia. This park spans an area of 22,270 square kilometres and is largely covered by a salt pan.

Get ready to enjoy abundant wildlife congregates around the waterholes, allowing for superb game viewing opportunities on this 3 day Etosha safari tour.

Etosha safari tour begins and ends in Windhoek. This mostly all-inclusive tour allows you to relax and enjoy three days in one of the most beautiful regions of Namibia.

This 3 day Etosha Tour has been designed to give you a quick “wildlife snapshot” to one of the best game viewing areasin Namibia, the Etosha National Park.

3 Day Etosha Safari Tour Destination

Etosha National Park

Etosha safari tour goes to Etosha National Park is Namibia’s premier wildlife destination. At almost 9000 square miles, it is also one of Africa’s largest national parks.

Etosha, meaning “Great White Place”, is dominated by a massive mineral pan (the Etosha pan). The pan covers more than 5000 square miles and covers 25% of the park.

The pan is part of the Kalahari Basin, the floor of which was formed around 1000 million years ago. During the drier months, between June and November, water points exert a magnetic pull on the big game herds.

Etosha Safari Tour Namibia

You will see a concentration of game around waterholes can be an incredible sight, including everything from elephant, giraffe and zebra to rare and endangered species such as the black rhino, black-faced impala, tssesebe and gemsbok.

Etosha National Park supports 114 species of mammal and over 340 species of bird including numerous endemics and rarities.

At the heart of the park is a salt pan that is surrounded by sparse shrubs and grassy plains that become hilly mopane woodlands as you move away from the sunken saline desert.

As vegetation in most areas is sparse, the animals have learnt to drink during the day when predators are inactive. It is the safest time to be out in the open. It is not uncommon to see up to 7 different species of game at any waterhole.

Like everything in Namibia, the pan is ancient – 2 million years or so. It was formed when a great continental upheaval diverted the Kunene River towards the sea, leaving a massive inland lake that soon dried up.

Usually a shimmering white horizon, the pan fills with water after a good rainy season and becomes a vast knee-deep lake.

About 30 springs and waterholes along the pan’s southern edge attract large concentrations of every representative species in the park. This is especially in the dry season, which runs from April to September.

When to go to Etosha National Park

Etosha Safari Tour Namibia

The best time to go to Etosha National Park on the 3 day Etosha safari tour is etween May and December for general game viewing. The rainy months from January to March are amazing in their own way and almost worth a second visit.

With eight months of peak game viewing, Etosha National Park, like the rest of Namibia, is almost a year-round destination.

Etosha, by contrast, even in the short wet season offers great game viewing opportunities all year long as there are no rivers. The bush is not as dense and wildlife concentrations, in general, are higher in Etosha.

Rain falls in short powerful storms allowing plenty of game viewing and photographic activities on your Etosha safari tour. It being summer, the rains also bring a welcome cool to the air; and there’s nothing quite like a summer thunderstorm.

March and April are good for seeing game on the plains and observing wildlife activity. Whereas August and September is when one can see large herds and numerous species at the waterholes.

For general wildlife viewing and photography, the drier times would be the best. This would be from about May to December every year.

Etosha is probably the one place in Africa where the best time to view game would be during the hotter parts of the day when the animals come to drink.

That means you don’t have to arise at the crack of a freezing dawn, you can amble out for a leisurely game drive mid-morning instead.

The reason for this unique behaviour is a matter of survival. It is too hot for predators to hunt during the day and, water sources being so central in the dry season.

Predator and prey alike must drink from the same places so the plains herds come to the waterholes when the predators are least likely to hunt them.

The reason this is the better time for game viewing is because there is little to no water available in the “veld” and the animals have to trek every day to water holes.

What to See on the3 Day Etosha Safari Tour

On the 3 Day Etosha safari tour, you are likely to see quite a number of wildlife at close quarters. You will spend some time at the waterholes.

Etosha Safari Tour Namibia

Some of the animals that may be seen on the 3 day Etosha safari tour includes a growing number of rhino both black and white. Others include the endemic black-faced impala and Damara dik-dik.

The Namibian trademarks, gemsbok and springbok, are common. There are good numbers of southern Africa’s big game to be seen on your Etosha safari tour.

The big game include elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, brown and spotted hyena. Others are eland, roan, kudu, wildebeest, red hartebeest, Hartman’s mountain (only in the west), Burchell’s plains zebra, and black-backed jackal.

Birding in Etosha National Park is excellent. This is particularly after good rains when up to a million flamingos may congregate in the pan.

Etosha is one of only two places in southern Africa where blue cranes and greater and lesser flamingos breed. On your Etosha safari tour raptors are common with 46 species recorded.

The bird species likely to be seen on your Etosha safari tour include the Bateleur, martial, Wahlberg’s and tawny eagles and Egyptian.

We have theAfrican white-backed and lappet-faced vultures. Ostriches, secretary birds, kori bustards and black korhaans are easily spotted when you visit the pan on your Etosha safari.

Etosha Safari Tour Namibia

There are several specials including violet wood-hoopoe, Rüppell’s bustard, Caspian plover, pygmy and red-necked falcons, three varieties of babbler and the pink-billed lark.

Accommodation on 3 Day Etosha Safari Tour

Okaukuejo Camp

Your Etosha safari tour will find value for money Etosha National Park camping at Okaukuejo Camp. The camp is located in the park and only 17 km from the southern entrance, the Anderson Gate.

Evidently, it is the oldest tourist camp in Etosha and the administrative centre of the park. Okaukuejo is also home to the Etosha Ecological Institute. There is a selection of accommodation available to provide you with a high level of comfort on the Etosha safari tour.

The most popular of the accommodation options are the premier waterhole chalets. These overlook the floodlit waterhole at Okaukuejo and is the main attraction of this camp.

The area is floodlit at night so guests on Etosha safari tour can enjoy the wide variety of wildlife surrounding the Okaukuejo Camp. The wildlife congregates and interacts; from lion to rhino, elephant and antelope.

The spectacle starts at dawn, with animals coming in large numbers to quench their thirst. Then the activity continues throughout the day until late at night. Thereafter, in the early evenings, it is not uncommon to have black rhino, elephant, and lion all drinking at the same time!

Namutoni Camp

The 3 day Etosha safari tour will also have you spend a night in Namutoni. Namutoni Camp is on the eastern side of Etosha and derives its name from the old German fort on the property.

Owing to the presence of the fort, Namutoni has more character than the other rest camps in Etosha. Furthermore, Namutoni is the closest accommodation to Fisher’s Pan.

The pan is a renowned spot for water birds on the Etosha safari tour. The birds include flamingos, who come here so that they can breed during the wet season.

The fort overlooks the King Nehale waterhole. It is a hub of activity in Namutoni given that there are two restaurants, a relaxation lounge, a bar, crafts boutique, curio shop, and bookstore.

Besides these views on the Etosha safari tour, there is an elevated decked walkway along the water-hole. This provides views of the surrounding scenery, wildlife, and spectacular sunsets.