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    Etosha Pan
    Etosha Pan

    Etosha Pan

    The Etosha Pan is the biggest tourist attraction in Namibia! The white salt pan dominates the park, roughly 130km long and up to 50km wide. This white chalky expanse, along with all the waterholes and wildlife, creates the unique atmosphere that is the Etosha Pan today.

    The Etosha Pan is a unique game viewing experience. It is an easy Park to navigate if you are on a self-drive vacation. There are luxury accommodation options just outside the park, in private concessions, and game drives can be done in these private concessions, as well as in Etosha Park.

    The park is packed with a variety of African safari wildlife and then also animals specially adapted to the harsh Park conditions. Here you can spot cheetah on the vast open plains, lions lazing under the hot sun, elephants, plenty of plains game and desert specialties like the springbok and striking gemsbok.
    The pan is usually dry but occasionally fills with water in the summer months. It then attracts pelicans and flamingos, creating a shimmering, beautiful sight! The Etosha Pan is open throughout the year but the dry summer months are the best time for game viewing. The landscape is arid and bare, the animals congregate around the scare water sources and some magical wildlife moments are usually on the cards!
     
    There are local lodges that are run within the park gates, however game drives are only allowed during daylight hours. We have some excellent recommendations situated just outside the Park - the Ongava Reserve run by Wilderness Safaris on the western side of the Park, and the Onguma Reserve on the Eastern side of the park. If you are not sure how to plan your itinerary our consultants have been there and driven the routes. We have some great recommended itineraries which we have put together. Or you can chat to someone to tailor make something to meet your needs be they at the Etosha Pan or elsewhere on your Namibia safari tour.

    Anderssons Camp

    Located a mere stone's throw from Etosha National Park, Andersson's Camp boasts sweeping views of waterholes, luxuriously appointed accommodation and an eco-sensitive attitude. As a premier wildlife destination, which is roughly the size of Switzerland, Etosha is a must on every visitor to Namibia's itinerary - with large herds of wild animals concentrating near the many waterholes in these African plains.

    Little Ongava

    Set on the crest of a hill in the exclusive Ongava Game Reserve, this premium lodge has breathtaking views of both Ongava and the nearby Etosha National Park - with a wide range of wildlife, including lion and rhino, literally on the lodge's doorstep. Pristine and utterly private, five-star luxury comes standard at Little Ongava, and everything from morning and afternoon drives to spot-lit night drives in open 4x4 vehicles are on offer.

    Ongava Lodge

    Known as the original luxury game lodge near Etosha, Ongava Lodge is perched on top of a small kopje (rocky outcrop), bordering the southern side of the park, while also being part of the private and exclusive Ongava Game Reserve - a wildlife utopia in its own right, with plains teeming with springbok, gemsbok, blue wildebeest, eland and giraffe, to name but a few.

    Ongava Tented Camp

    As one of the Wilderness Collection's coveted Vintage camps, Ongava Tented Camp enjoys a picture-perfect location and provides a completely original African wildlife experience in the heart of Namibia's most prominent wildlife hotspot. Tucked into a hidden valley in the Ongava Game Reserve (and on Etosha's doorstep) the mainstays of this unique establishment are absolute privacy, supreme luxury and unrivalled game-viewing opportunities.
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