Etosha Park in Namibia – Wildlife Safari and Adventure

Written by sailor2512 on March 1st, 2011

If you have a week or so and want to really experience Africa you should consider Namibia. I once spent only one week there but it felt like a lot longer because I filled this week with so many exciting activities. You fly into Windhoek and take a rental car if you want to be independent. Of course you can take a guided tour like a safari tour as well. The most important place to see would be Etosha National Park. Not as crowded as many parks in South Africa and very easy to explore on your own. During the dry season you just wait near a waterhole and let the animals come to you. During the wet season it is a bit more challenging but also more rewarding. Thousands of gazelles and springboks everywhere, hordes of giraffes and elephants, lions lazily watching their prey, hyenas fighting over carcasses. Once we were surrounded by a big lion family, being the only car around, with this big lion head just outside my car window. That was scary but all the more exciting. It is best to stay for a night or two inside the park in a camp like Camp Halali just because you hear the animal noises at night and can be first outside the fence in the morning. Outside the park there is a range of very luxurious lodges for every taste. And when you have seen enough wild animals you drive back towards Windhoek  and beyond to see real monster dunes.

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