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Etosha National Park: Full or Half-Day Game Drive

1. Etosha National Park: Full or Half-Day Game Drive

Explore the beautiful landscapes and diverse wildlife of Etosha National Park. Etosha is home to lions, wild dogs, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, an enormous population of elephants and much more. Experience close encounters with wildlife and get off the beaten track in a 4x4. Choose to take a full or half-day tour by selecting the relevant option upon check out.  Start the tour with pickup from your hotel. Begin your journey by venturing through the Anderson Gate near Okaukuejo. On arrival at one of the park lodges, set out on your game drive with an experienced guide. Travel close to several watering holes in an attempt to catch the animals during their feeding time. Then, at midday, enjoy a sumptuous lunch at one of the lodges (please note that lunch is not included in the activity price). After lunch, as the afternoon heat begins to cool, head out on your second game drive. Marvel at how the animals gather again near the water holes to cool off and feed. Then, as the sun begins to set, experience some of the best game viewings. At the end of your second game drive, transfer back to your hotel where your memorable adventure will end.

Namibia Self-Driving Audio Guide (in English & German)

2. Namibia Self-Driving Audio Guide (in English & German)

After booking you receive a separate Email from us with the instructions on how to install the app and the guide! You can ignore the "Ticket" Email from Get Your Guide. Please also check your spam-folder for our Email and please get in touch with us if something does not work! Discover the beauty of Namibia on a self-guided and driving tour. Explore Etosha National Park, Windhoek, Swakopmund, Fish River Canyon and so much more natural and cultural highlights along the way with this audio guide. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. Beside the highlights and unknown treasures along the way, this guide contains background information about nature, wildlife, history and culture of Namibia. This audio-guide is full of information and interesting facts for all parts of Namibia - from the Kaokoland in the North until the Fish River Canyon in the South. With 225 audio-files and around 10 hours of content, this guide will be your personal tour guide to give you all the information you need along the way at your self-driving journey.

Etosha National Park: Full or Half-Day Game Drive

3. Etosha National Park: Full or Half-Day Game Drive

Take a full or half-day tour of Etosha National Park in an open vehicle and look out for Namibia’s ‘Big 4’: lions, rhinos, leopards, and elephants. Your day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Okaukuejo or Ombika, and from there you’ll be taken by 4 x 4 to explore the park and discover the best areas for spotting wildlife. Your knowledgeable driver will take you close to watering holes and other ideal places for getting close encounters with the animals. Stop at one of the lodges for a delicious lunch and a well-deserved break (note: lunch is not included in the activity price). After lunch you’ll have the chance to see the animals gather close to the watering holes as they cool off from the afternoon heat. Once sunset draws in, your guide will take you to experience some of the best game viewings before returning you to your accommodation.

Windhoek To Etosha National Park: 3 Day Safari

4. Windhoek To Etosha National Park: 3 Day Safari

Day 1: Windhoek To Etosha We will pick you up at any hotel/lodge situated in Windhoek around 8am, departure from Windhoek at 8:30am. Traveling 450 km north, to nature and wildlife sanctuary – Etosha National Park ’treasure of Namibia’. In the afternoon game drive in Etosha on the safari trails in search for wildlife: Elephants, Rhino, Zebras, various game, Oryx, Kudu, Wildebeest, Impala, Springbok, Sable, Giraffes, Hyenas and big cats of Africa: Lion, Leopard and Cheetah inhabiting the vast savannas. Return to the camp before sunset and closing of the gates. Meals: None today Accommodation: 2 nights at Halali Resort or similar. Distance: 450 km. Day 2: Game Drive in Etosha Today after sunrise, full day unlimited game drive from sunrise until sunset in Etosha National Park, close encounter with African wildlife! We are exploring eastern and western trails of Etosha, visiting waterholes on the way, excellent opportunity for wildlife photography. Return to the camp before the sunset and before closing of the gates. After dinner, nature spectacle at the waterhole. Live ‚theater of nature’…till late at night, where thirsty wildlife gather for a sip of water! Be it a Lion or an Elephant, a Giraffe or a Zebra; almost all African animal species are represented in this huge nature reserve. Inhabiting a ginormous area of 22,912 square kilometers, there is an estimated number of 250 Lions in the park, 300 Rhinos, 2 500 Giraffes, 6 000 Zebras and more than 2 000 Elephants. Variety of antelope species: Oryx, Kudu, Eland, Wildebeast and Black-faced Impala live in Etosha. The dainty Springbok are especially numerous; at least 20 000 of them roam the reserve. Often, they can be observed in enormous herds of several hundred animals. In Etosha, 114 mammal species are found, several are rare and endangered e.g. Black Rhino (largest number in the world), Cheetah, Hyena and Leopard. Etosha’s Elephants are the largest in Africa, measuring up to 4m. About 340 bird species, as well as various species of reptiles, rodents and snakes are also found in the area. Meals: Breakfast Distance: around 200 km on gravel routes of Etosha. Day 3: End of the Tour After breakfast, last visit to the waterhole and return to Windhoek. Arrival at the capital around lunch. We will drop you at the hotel/lodge of your choice. Meals: Breakfast Distance: around 450 km on tarred road.

Namibias Best 4 Day Etosha Safari Private Guide Tour

5. Namibias Best 4 Day Etosha Safari Private Guide Tour

Depart from Windhoek and stop briefly at Otjiwarongo to enjoy a light lunch before entering Etosha National Park through the Anderson Gate. Enjoy a game drive across the park visiting waterholes and looking for predators as well as zebra, giraffe, elephants, and rhino. Arrive at your accommodation just before sunset. The accommodation is located inside Etosha National Park and has a floodlit waterhole next to the camp. Rise for a pre-sunrise snack with tea/coffee and then game drive until mid morning when you return to camp for breakfast before heading out for another game drive. Head back to Halali for a picnic lunch. After lunch, you will visit the mighty Etosha Pan (the largest salt pan in Namibia) before game driving across the park in your quest to find the big 4. Visit one last waterhole to worship the African sunset before you head back for a dinner prepared by your guide over the campfire, where you can compare photos and stories of the animals seen today. Have an early morning breakfast before departing for a drive to the communal lands of Damaraland where you will see the communal farmers in this arid region. You stop at the Ugab River bridge to visit with the beautiful Herero ladies who sell their small art and craft items to support their families. Have lunch in the shadow of the Brandberg Mountain and go on a short visit with a Himba group who have moved into this area to sell their jewellery and other items (dependent on Himba tribespeople). After lunch, you head directly through the Namib Desert and stop at the latest shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast before arriving late afternoon in Swakopmund. Explore this seaside town on foot and visit the jetty for sunset. Have dinner locally (own expense). On the last day you can ask to take part in optional additional activities before you return to Windhoek.

From Windhoek: Private 10-Day Great Escape Namibia Safari

6. From Windhoek: Private 10-Day Great Escape Namibia Safari

Namibia Private 10 Days Day 1 Arrival Windhoek, Namibia On arrival at Windhoek Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the afternoon will be spent exploring Windhoek city historical sites on a guided tour from 12pm - 4pm. This evening you will meet your guide for your pre-departure meeting. Recommended welcome dinner at Joe's beerhouse restaurant Overnight: The Weinberg Hotel, Windhoek Standard Rooms Day 2 Drive to Sossusvlei, Namibia We have breakfast at 630am and at 8am we will start moving south. We will make our way towards the Namib Naukluft National Park to our accommodation for the next two nights. Overnight: Sossusvlei Taleni Lodge Standard Rooms Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Day 3 A day in the Dunes We have an early morning wake up, have tea and coffee and drive to visit the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead-vlei. These dunes, which can reach heights of over 300 m, are absolutely spectacular and provide for a fantastic photo opportunity. First stop is DUNE 45, we hike up for sunrise. Then we will drive to Deadvlei and Big Daddy Dunes as well as Sossusvlei. We are back at the lodge for lunch at 12pm Overnight: Sossusvlei Taleni Lodge Standard Rooms Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Day 4 Namib Naukluft National Park to Swakopmund, Namibia The day is spent driving through the Namib Naukluft National Park on our way to Swakopmund. Overnight: The Delight Lodge Meals: Breakfast Rooms: Standard Rooms Day 5 Enjoy Swakopmund, Namibia Enjoy activities in Swakopmund where you will have the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of this quaint, little German town and enjoy its beauty and beaches. Overnight: The Delight Lodge Meals: Breakfast Rooms: Standard Rooms Day 6 Swakopmund to Damaraland After breakfast, depart southwards towards the coast and on your way meet the locals of the Himba and Damara tribes, marvel at the amazing views of Spitzkoppe Hill, amazing views as you take a hike up the hills. You will stop at a Himba village on your way to your lodge in Damaraland Overnight: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge Lodge Standard Rooms Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Day 7 Desert Elephants and Historical Damaraland. After breakfast , you are taken to explore and enjoy a morning activity as we drive along the guab river searching for desert elephants and lions. Overnight: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge Lodge Standard Rooms Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Day 8 Etosha National Park After breakfast we depart our lodge to visit a Damara tribe village museum from 9am - 10am. In the afternoon we will enter the Etosha National Park. Overnight: Okaukuejo Bush Chalets, Etosha National Park Standard Rooms Meals: Breakfast Day 9 Etosha 4x4 Safaris We have the opportunity to spend the day on 2 game drives. Etosha Okaukuejo Standard Rooms Meals: Breakfast Day 10 Etosha Safari to Windhoek Enjoy the reserve and afterwards drive south to windhoek where you will be dropped off at the hotel.

Etosha Private Safari 3 Days

7. Etosha Private Safari 3 Days

Embark on an unforgettable 3-day Etosha Safari, immersing yourself in the captivating beauty of Namibia's premier wildlife destination. Day 1: - Begin your adventure with a scenic drive from Windhoek City or Airport to Etosha National Park, known for its vast salt pan and abundant wildlife. - Check into your chosen accommodation within or near the park. - Afternoon game drive, exploring the diverse landscapes and encountering iconic African wildlife, including elephants, lions, and giraffes. - Enjoy a breathtaking sunset over the expansive Etosha Pan. Hotel: Okakuejo Etosha Chalets or Similar Meals: None Day 2: - Rise early for a sunrise game drive, maximizing your chances to witness predators in action and spot elusive nocturnal creatures. - Midday relaxation at your lodge or camp, savoring the tranquility of the surroundings. - Afternoon game drive, exploring different regions of the park and its waterholes teeming with wildlife. - Delight in the vivid hues of the sunset while observing wildlife in their natural habitats. Hotel: Okaukuejo Etosha Chalets or Similar Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Included Day 3: - Another early start for a final game drive, capturing the essence of Etosha's diverse ecosystems. - Breakfast at the lodge or a picturesque spot within the park. - Departure, reflecting on the incredible wildlife encounters and scenic landscapes that define Etosha National Park. Drop in Windhoek Meals: Breakfast Only You can extend the safari into other parts of Namibia after booking This 3-day Etosha Safari promises a blend of adventure, relaxation, and the raw beauty of Namibia's wildlife-rich landscapes.

6 days Sossusvlei, Swakopmund and Etosha NP Camping

8. 6 days Sossusvlei, Swakopmund and Etosha NP Camping

Day 1: Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Windhoek, a comprehensive briefing, introducing you to your private guide and discussing essential aspects of the tour will be conducted before proceeding your journey to Sossosusvlei. Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with overnight camping at Solitaire Lodge or a similar option, subject to availability. Day 2: Today begins with an early start for an unforgettable excursion in Namib Naukluft National Park. Highlights include Dune 45, Dead Vlei, Big Daddy, Sossusvlei, and Sesriem Canyon. All meals are included. Overnight camping at the same lodge. Day 3: Continuing on, the next stop is Walvis Bay, enjoy viewing flamingos and other bird’s species and proceed to Swakopmund for the next two nights. Extra activities can be arranged at own cost. Meal Plan: breakfast & lunch, with overnight camping in Swakomund. Day 4: This morning, we will embark on a long journey to Etosha National Park, we will dedicate a half day game drive. Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with overnight camping at Toshari Lodge or a similar option, subject to availability. Day 5: Today is dedicated to exploring the abundant wildlife of Etosha National Park with a full-day game drive. Focusing on waterholes, where wildlife congregates, both early morning and late afternoon drives are recommended for optimal viewing. Your meals and overnight stay will once again be provided at Toshari Lodge or similar accommodations. Day 6: We commence our return journey to Windhoek, with a stopover in Okahandja Wood Carving. Anticipate arriving at your preferred hotel or lodge in Windhoek late in the afternoon, marking the conclusion of your memorable journey. Breakfast and lunch are included. No accommodation.

3 Days Etosha National Park Guided Experience

9. 3 Days Etosha National Park Guided Experience

This three-day guided tour offers a stress-free experience at Etosha National Park. Etosha National Park is Namibia’s premier tourist attraction. It is one of the world’s largest game parks extending more than 350km east to west and covering an area of 22 270 square kilometers. The vast open plains, many waterholes, and the large number of resident games make visiting Etosha National Park very rewarding. Since Etosha National Park is the gateway to Northern Namibia and Ovamboland, it's a very popular stop on any Namibian tour. Above all, it is known as Namibia’s foremost wildlife sancuary. The landscape is unique and varied and subsequently home to a wide variety of animals. For example lion, elephant, leopard, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, springbok, two kinds of zebra, eland and many more species of wildlife are found here Day 1: Today when at the Hosea Kutako International Airport, you will meet one of our representatives and you begin your journey straight to Etosha National Park. Please make sure your flight arrives no later than 14h00. In a case where your flight arrives later than 14h00, you will unfortunately only get to travel the next morning, and the night in Windhoek will be at your own cost. In a case where you will be in Windhoek already, your guide will pick you up from your hotel, and you will begin your journey to Etosha. Your pick up will be no later than 10h00 am. You will arrive in the early afternoon hours, as this will be a 4/5-hour drive. Upon arrival, you will enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. You will be accommodated at Toshari Lodge or Similar Lodge Day 2: Today, your whole day will be spent in the park, exploring the national park in the hope of finding the wild animals, with your guide. The wildlife of Etosha is often at the waterholes, and it is best to plan your game viewing along the routes of the waterholes. The norm is early morning and late afternoon game drives. At midday, you can sit and stake out a waterhole. Numerous animals still come and drink in the midday heat. After the game drive, you will drive back to the lodge and rest. You will be accommodated at Toshari Lodge or Similar Lodge Day 3: Today, after breakfast, you will drive back to Windhoek. Your guide will then drop you off at the airport (if you have a flight departing today), hotel, or guesthouse of your choice. NB! If you are departing today, please make sure, no flight departing before 16h00 shall be booked, just in case there might be any issues on the road back. Accommodation is at own choice and own cost

4 Day Etosha National Park and Swakopmund (Camping)

10. 4 Day Etosha National Park and Swakopmund (Camping)

Day 1: Saturday-Windhoek-Etosha Main destination: Etosha National Park Accommodation: Camping Toshari Lodge or similar Meals: Lunch and Dinner Pick up from your hotel or lodge between at 8.30am. Headed to the north we will have our lovely lunch break in Otjiwarongo or Outjo. We will drive through the National park in search of wildlife: elephants, rhino, zebras, various game (oryx, kudu, wildebeest, impala, springbok, gemsbok) giraffes, hyenas and big cats of Africa: lion, leopard and cheetah inhabiting the enormous grasslands. We will be at our respective accommodation just before sunset. Dinner will sum-up the adventure and rest will be required so that we can be able to work up early and fresh for the next adventure. Day 2: Sunday-Etotsha National Park Main destination: Etosha National Park Accommodation: Camping Toshari Lodge or similar Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner An early rise will be encouraged to have the feel of nature and the fresh breeze. Soon after breakfast we will then start our game drive to allow us to have a magnificent exploration, we will visit the waterholes. We will get to visit the Etosha pan (salt pan) before game driving across the park in expedition of coming across the Big 4 and other animal species. A light lunch will allow us to rest, gathering energy for our next adventure. After a short relaxation we will then visit our last waterhole that will be the last appreciation of Namibia’s beauty. We arrive at Okaukuejo late afternoon and leave the park prior to sunset, visiting one last waterhole to worship another African sunset. There after; allowing our tired bodies to rest. Day 3: Monday- Etosha NP-Swakopmund Main destination: Swakopmund Accommodation: Tiger Reef Campsite or similar Meals: Breakfast and Lunch You will be collected from your lodge between 07:00 and 08:00. We have a long drive today 540km ahead of you. We will drive via Outjo and turn off right before Otjiwarango towards Omaruru. We will have a picnic lunch in Omaruru, the town has 14,000 inhabitants and owns 352 square kilometres of land. We will continue via Karibib and Usakos and then across the Namibia Desert to Swakopmund. We will arrive in Swakopmund mid-afternoon where you will have time to explore this quaint seaside town on foot and your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant for your evening meal (own expense). Day 4: Tuesday- Swakopmund- Windhoek Main destination: Windhoek Accommodation: Not Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Be prepared for the long, scenic transit back to Windhoek. We pass through towns and rural areas, stopping in the small town of Okahandja, the home of Namibia’s largest wood carving market. The stalls operate on a local co-operative basis and offer a vast array of truly Namibian souvenirs. We are due back in Windhoek not later than 16:00 hours. You will be dropped off at your accommodation.

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4.9
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Our guide Ben was very friendly and we had a great tour through Etosha. By 12 noon we had already seen the big 5! And a cheetah, ostriches, wildebeest, impala and so on. Later we observed a family of lions. Thank you for an impressive day!

Kennedy was a very good guide. He was friendly and easily engaged with clients. His driving was excellent as well.

It was a nice experience! Daniel was a very nice guide and I learned a lot! The group size was also perfect!

Ben gave us an amazing tour. He was very friendly and funny. We recommend Ben as your guide highly 💗

Excellent, Ben was accommodating, attentive and a great guide. Ben was great!