Etosha National Park Travel Guide

One of Namibia’s shining wildlife stars is this vast mineral pan known as the ‘Great White Place’. If you’re a photographic big game hunter or a dedicated bird watcher, Etosha National Park is the hotspot in this country.

Reaching scorching temperatures in the hot season, visiting between May and September will ensure you don’t overheat. Fortunately, you won’t have to spend much time searching for Africa’s legendary beasts because the Etosha is dry as a bone. The only water around sits invitingly at the southern end of the park, attracting anything that’s thirsty enough to venture into the fray. For a full immersion experience, crash out in one of the park’s three rustic lodges. If the bush becomes too primitive, you’ll find all the creature comforts you need at a handful of private hotels just outside the park.