Etosha National Park is the ideal destination for an authentic Namibia safari with exceptional wildlife sightings guaranteeing the experience of a lifetime. Spanning an area of 22 270 square kilometres, it derives its name from the Etosha pan, one of the largest salt pans in Africa that is visible from space.
Wildlife to spot on safari in Etosha National Park
The gateway to Northern Namibia and the country’s most famous wildlife area, Etosha National Park is a must during a Namibian holiday adventure. The park gets its name from the large Etosha pan that covers almost a quarter of the total area of the park.
The salt pan is usually dry, but fills with water in the summer when it attracts pelicans as well as lesser and greater flamingos that will be of great interest on your safari to Namibia. Etosha is a birder’s paradise with more than 340 species calling this spectacular park home. The desert is this perfect habitat for a variety of birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, falcons and vultures. Migratory birds are present between November and April.
Your Namibia vacation to Etosha National Park will include amazing wilderness encounters with some of Africa’s most iconic animals. The park boasts a great number of giraffes, elephants, and lions as well as plains game like zebra, springbok, gemsbok, kudu, wildebeest and hartebeest. There are however no buffalo, hippos, crocodiles and primates due to Etosha’s lack of rivers.
Activities and experiences in Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park most certainly deserves its status as the springboard to Namibia’s wildlife wonders that will ensure the safari of a lifetime. The park offers various opportunities to explore the vast landscape for unforgettable encounters with the local inhabitants.
Whether on a guided game drive or a self-drive excursion, you will be able to enjoy a fascinating African wilderness adventure in Etosha. It is the perfect destination to explore on your own as navigation is easy and without hassles. Look for wildlife at your own pace and experience the thrill of having a face-to-face encounter with animals like lions and elephants by yourself. If you prefer to be led by an experienced and professional guide, a guided game drive on your Etosha safari is ideal. These guides have excellent knowledge of the animals’ movements and will ensure the most memorable of trips.
Etosha is also the picture-perfect location for a Namibia photographic safari without equal. The park’s scenic beauty is simply breathtaking and there are countless opportunities to capture the most amazing moments. Wildlife congregates around the many watering holes in Etosha, the ideal spots to snap away. Most of the watering holes have floodlights, ensuring once-in-a-lifetime images while on your safari to Namibia.
A safari to Etosha National Park with Jenman
Whether you are a wildlife wonderer, curious about culture or after an adrenaline-filled adventure, a safari to Namibia with Jenman will satisfy the most discerning traveller.
A trip to Etosha National Park is part of the 24-day Northern Experience safari package that starts in Cape Town, South Africa and ends in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Other Namibian stops are the sand dunes in Sossusvlei and the breathtaking Fish River Canyon. This exhilarating tour also ventures to the neighbouring countries of Botswana and Zimbabwe.
Experience three weeks of great game viewing and culture on the 21-day Great Trans-African Lodge safari that kicks off in the enigmatic city of Swakopmund in Namibia. Marvel at the astonishing array of wildlife in Etosha National Park before moving on to Mahango National Park. Chobe National Park in Botswana and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe are also included in this safari package.
The 15-day Northern Skies safari package takes in Etosha National Park and Swakopmund in Namibia, Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta in Botswana as well as the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.