The day is devoted purely to open vehicle game drives in search of the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The park was proclaimed as Namibia’s first conservation area in 1907 by the then German Governor, von Lindequist. Despite the size of the Etosha National Park, only the southern edge of the pan is accessible to visitors. Game viewing in the park is largely focused around the waterholes, some of which are spring fed and some supplied from a borehole, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder, in excess of 340 bird species. Popular game species such as giraffe, blue wildebeest, plains and mountain zebra, hyena, lion, leopard, antelopes such as kudu, oryx, eland, as well as some of the endangered species such as black rhino, cheetah and the black-faced impala are all found here. An extensive network of roads links over 30 water holes allowing you an opportunity to do a real game viewing safari over the stretch of the park as each different area will provide different encounters.
Morning and/or afternoon or both game drive in an open vehicle.
- Overnight at Lodge in/ around Etosha National Park
- Dinner and breakfast