Etosha Safari Tour Namibia
The Etosha Safari tour in Namibia is a 3 day camping safari. This African budget safari in Namibia takes you to Etosha National Park. This Etosha Safari tour in Namibia is one of the best short safari tours in Namibia. It is an effective ways to see one of the Namibia's most famous parks.
About The 3 Day Etosha Safari Tour
The Etosha Safari in Namibia is a versatile tour of Namibia. This enables you to combine it with other Namibia safari tours. The extension will let you have a comprehensive Namibia budget safari tour.
Etosha National Park measures over 22,000km². It is home to 114 species of mammals and 340 species of bird life. Etosha is one of Africa's largest and most impressive game parks.
If you don’t have a lot of time but would like to enjoy a weekend in Etosha National Park this is the tour for you. The Namibia tour includes two nights of camping in Etosha National Park. , and on the third day you will comeback to your accommodation in Windhoek.
During your tour in Etosha you'll be able enjoy game viewing across different locations. One of these locations is a floodlit waterhole that is close to the base camp. This waterhole is as one of Southern Africas best game viewing locations. Apart from game viewing at the waterhole you will also go on a game drive to see all the beautiful wildlife of Etosha.
If you are looking for a weekend of game viewing in the stunning Etosha Park, then book with us now!
3 Day Etosha Safari Tour Highlights
The highlights of the 3 day camping safari to Etosha National Park includes:
- Track 4 of the big 5
- Great game drives
- Superb desert landscape
- Authentic camping under the African sky
Find your 3 Day Etosha camping safari tour itinerary below:
Detailed 3 Day Etosha Safari Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Windhoek – Okaukuejo
meet and greet will be upon arrival at the airport in the morning. You can also start the Etosha Safari tour from your Windhoek hotel. The pick up will be by our Namibia safari tour representative in the morning.
Enjoy a short briefing on the 3 day Etosha Safari tour in Namibia. This is before departure at 0830hrs. Today your Etosha tour safari will have a long drive north (550km) on day one. The drive passes through many farm land.
Along the way, you will have several stops for refreshment and at small towns along the way. You will have time to here about the history and the people of the places. Expect to arrive at the Etosha National Park in the mid afternoon.
The term Etosha has been translated differently by different people. The most common is 'The Place of Emptiness’. This refers to the vast salt pan.
You will enjoy game drive on arrival en-route to the Okaukuejo Camp. It is here that you’ll check in and set camp. Okaukuejo is famous for its waterhole. It’s believed to be one of the best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa.
Okaukuejo means the woman who has a child every year. This may be translated as a prolific woman. You will have dinner at the camp. There is an opportunity to view some of Etosha's big game. This will be at the floodlit waterhole. The waterhole is well situated on the boundary of the camp. It can be reaches with ease just on foot.
Here, Black rhino, elephant, lion and several species of antelope are frequent visitors. Dinner and overnight will be at Okaukejo Camp.
About Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park is unique in Africa. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large that one can see it from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes. This allows you almost guaranteed game sightings. At the same time Etosha National Park is one of the most accessible game reserves in Namibia.
This is one of Africa’s top safari destinations with over 22 000 SQ KM of wilderness. Etosha National Park is a top highlight for many travelers to Namibia.
Etosha National park is made up of grasslands and woodland savanna. It is dominated by a giant salt pan. This is home to 114 species of mammals, including four of the Big Five. Etosha has the world’s largest concentration of black rhino.
The park is malaria free and accessible in a regular sedan car. There are rest camps provide a range of accommodation. It Etosha you will find restaurants, viewing decks, shops and petrol stations. There are alos luxurious camps in Etosha’s remote areas. These have now added top end accommodation to the park’s offerings.
Day 2: Etosha National Park (Okaukejo – Namutoni)
You’ll spend full day of your 3 Day Etosha Safari Tour on game drive. This will begin with breakfast before your 3 Day Etosha Safari Tour leaves Okaukejo. The drive will skirt along the rim of the pan. You will have a selection of water holes to visit as your Etosha Safari Tour proceeds. The game viewing is usually excellent in these spots.
You will meet plains game like zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, springbok, impala and eland. The plain grazers often attract the predators. It is important to be on the lookout for the big cats and dogs. Herds of 50 elephants or more on the middle of the road are not unusual. There is a scheduled stop at Halali Camp for a not so rushed lunch. You will also have enough time to visit the waterhole for game.
Cool off from the hot afternoon sun in the swimming pool. You can buy refreshments at the bar before your 3 Day Etosha Safari Tour continues. Your 3 Day Etosha Safari Tour will be heading to the eastern side of the park. Tonight, you have your dinner and overnight stop at Namutoni Camp.
Day 3: Etosha National Park - Windhoek
This will be another long drive on Etosha Safari in Namibia. Today, your 3 Day Etosha Safari Tour will be heading back to Windhoek. You cannot leave before one last game drive on your way out. The purpose it to find the wild that you may have missed.
The return journey is on the main roads. You will be passing through towns and rural areas. Your last stop will be in the small town of Okahandja. This is the home of Namibia's largest woodcarvers’ market. It is one of the best places to shop for a true Namibian souvenirs and curios.
Arrival time in Windhoek will be at around 1600 hrs. End your 3 Day Etosha Safari Tour with a drop off at your respective budget accommodation in Windhoek. For those departing, you will head to the airport in time for your departure flight.
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