Etosha is Namibia’s most famous national park offering visitors unmatched wildlife experiences. Across its vast salt pan, encounter hundreds of animals including 4 of the Big 5 as they rub shoulders at different waterholes.
From grass plains and saline pans to sunsets, Namibia’s Etosha Region is an adventure of a lifetime, with both incredible scenery and unforgettable wildlife. Etosha –meaning “Great White Place” in the local Ovambo language – is located north of Namibia’s capital city, and is a hotspot for elephants, lions, leopards, black rhinos, zebras, and more. Experience wild Etosha with guided safaris, self-drive safaris, and bush walks while staying in finely curated accommodation options to satisfy your need for an African adventure.
Safari drives offer the chance to see 4 of the Big 5 in their pristine natural habitat.
Snap photos of the elephants or the “Grey Ghosts” of Etosha.
Stake out more than 40 wildlife-teeming waterholes.
Whip out your binoculars and be on the lookout for 340 species of birds.
Enjoy a soft serve ice cream at the Okaukuejo waterhole.
Climb the stairs to the top of the Okaukuejo lookout tower.
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Best time to go to Etosha National Park
The perfect time to visit Etosha National Park is during the dry winter months between May and September. The lack of rainfall means that Etosha’s animals tend to gather around the waterholes en masse, meaning many fantastic sightings. The park sports less dense bush in the winter months, allowing easier viewing opportunities of wildlife. The wet season spans from November to April. During this time, animals scatter throughout the park as water sources may not be scarce, allowing pink flamingos and pelicans to flock to the shallow-filled pan, making for some vividly-contrasting photographs!
Featured Etosha National Park stays
Eagle Tented Lodge
Get closer to nature in authentic safari-style accommodation