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Etosha Pan

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When it rains in Etosha, game does not come so often to the waterholes

We had a heavy thunder shower on the 1st jan 2019, so it game was scattered in etosha, but almost... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
The Elephants Look So Old Here

Because of the white mud that the elephants use to cover themselves with, they look very white and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent two days visiting the Etosha Pan during December 2018 and January 2019. We basically drove the full length of the Etosha Park, from Okaukuejo in the south to Namotoni in the north and back again. We visited many water holes and view points...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alpha7772016
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a heavy thunder shower on the 1st jan 2019, so it game was scattered in etosha, but almost none at the waterholes; but what a relief for the animals; nevertheless we were still lucky to see one male lion next to the road...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank steinbock1957
Reviewed 3 days ago

Because of the white mud that the elephants use to cover themselves with, they look very white and ghostly in this area - great for photos. Many ostriches as well as giraffes, and many more. Saw four of the big fives here and even after...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent 3 days on the east side of Etosha and saw everything from the cats to the elephants..the pan is dry in October so the animals are scattered and easier to see up close.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cathyfromapollo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like places like this, we would have liked to make a trip on the pan! Don’t forget to make the detour to visit this place!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ghentfreak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Etosha is one of the best place to visit to see the Big 5, it covers a vast area with various camps and lodges around it. Plan your trip carefully and use the drive in-between camps as game drives taking your time to get to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GeoffreyG877
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wildlife throughout the park is all centered around the waterholes as others have said, and in good numbers, so this is where you need to spend time, sometimes just sitting and waiting. We had good game viewing right through the park, but the ‘on road’...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank thesandmans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take two or three days to drive from one end to the other. We went west to east. Such an excellent set up with the waterholes off each side of the main road. An abundance of wildlife at every stop and all along the road....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 2fromaus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what an experience! Be sure to have lots of water and eye drops if going in the dry season- but most importantly- lots of battery for your cameras!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank catbarklet
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited here as part of an overland group using our big truck for the game viewing. There are quite a few waterholes where game will concentrate, but there are also plenty of animals and birds to see spread out across the park. The roads...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nigel L
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