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Etosha National Park

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Address: Namibia
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+264 81 555 7739
07:00 - 06:59
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 06:59
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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3-Hour Etosha National Park Game Drive
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Plenty of herbivores but few carnivores

We could not see any of the big 5, apart from lions (we saw one male lion each day on the two days we stayed). But we saw plenty of giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and several types... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Pretoria, South Africa

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We could not see any of the big 5, apart from lions (we saw one male lion each day on the two days we stayed). But we saw plenty of giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and several types of antelopes.

Thank Factfinder90
Ridgecrest, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Huge salt pan with water holes along southern edge to look for game. Multiple roads to best places to see game. Was there when very wet (as in thunderstorms all day), so lots of puddles, much greenery and tall grasses - wildlife very scattered, but still available for good viewing from the roads. (Not allowed to get out of vehicle... More 

Thank Janet W
Rivonia, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful drive from South Africa to Etosha, the staff was very frindly and helpful, getting ready to help us to our campside to settle in for a weeks relaxation, campfires at night was awesome,

Thank ciochavelle
Fallston, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing. I am really hoping to back again sometime. The wildlife is beautiful to see in their own environment. Can't help wondering how many animals saw me and I didn't see them!

Thank monkeyae
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic time during out 5 days traversing Etosha from West to East with some of the most fantastic game viewing, all enhanced by the experience of driving ourselves which made it so more personal. Would definitely recommend taking the time to explore the west side of the park which was different in character and noticeably quieter, we were... More 

Thank Ianeil
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This national park seems very large. Parts of the roads have washboard and even in a 4 wheel drive vehicular you feel as though everything is being shaken to bits! Don't take a small saloon car. We saw zebra, giraffe, elephants etc but no big cats. You can go for quite long distances without seeing animals. The water holes would... More 

Thank Travelttomuch
Sandton, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited all three camps and cut the trip short as we just couldn't take it anymore. Admittedly it rained every day. The ablution block in all 3 camps are appalling the taps to the had basins are disgusting toilets dirty some broken. The shops are seriously under stocked the restaurants are fine we had two fantastic meals there when... More 

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Monrovia, Liberia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I expected to see more game and that is fine , what we saw was great , the pan was brilliant but oh the service and staffing , this is definitely a government institution and the service was shocking .

Thank Kevin B
Derby, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only park where you can do a self drive-a great map to follow and easy viewing of lots of animals-allow plenty of time as there is a lot to see and a large area to cover-highly recommended!!

Thank Fiona H
Soest, The Netherlands
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115 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Etosha is impressive huge. Selfdrives and organized game drives are possible. Recommend to do both because the rangers can explain a lot about the park and the animals. They also have radio contact which makes it easier to find the animals. Best time is in dry season.

Thank mahlegrand

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