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Etosha National Park

Address: Namibia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I have visited 6th time already in Etosha. It's evry time fresh experince to wild live in Etosa. Levell of services and accomondations are good.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

First of all I would like to admit we made a mistake: we stayed overnight outside the park and that precludes you from being inside at dusk and dawn, right when the big animals feed and drink. Secondly in the inside camps you have the opportunity ti hire the tour guide and being their specific job and having experience and... More 

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Swakopmund, Namibia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited Etosha December/ January and I had the best game viewing experience in Etosha so far. Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Hyena, and an abundance of zebra, wildebeest, hartebeest, springbok, .... It was still very hot and very dry, so the few waterholes that still had water were fantastic spots to view the coming-and-going of the thirsty wild-life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stay at the Halali accomodations and visit the waterhole around 6pm. High chance of spotting a rhino up close. The Okaukuejo accommodation waterhole also provides great vantage point for lions and elephants in the mornings and evenings. Could probably give the evening safari rides a miss as the 3 hrs felt a little too long without a toilet break! Food... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Visited last December and was very disappointed. Not much wildlife compared to other nearby African parks (Mahango, Chobe, Caprivi, Kruger...). Possible reason was recent rain so animals do not need to go to waterholes. However, we drove through western part of Etosha which was closed for years and is much more hilly then the east and found it way better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We are keen safari enthusiasts and as such have visited many national parks throughout Africa. Etosha is up there with the best.... If this is your first visit to Etosha - like it was for us, you may find the following tips helpful. Unlike many National parks, you do not pay on the gate. This is not explained very well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited Etosha early in January. It was couple of weeks after last rain and the animals were spread arund the park and hiding more. But we still managed to see several rhinos, ekephants, zebras and springbook, gnus, giraffes and at least 20 lions. Great experience.

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Best to stay inside the park at Okaukuejo and Namutoni accommodation and camps. In the 2 days we were there we saw two large prides of lion, 1 White and 6 Black Rhino, 1 very chilled out leopard, but no cheetah.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This trip included the Okavango, which was fantastic. Etosha did not disappoint with a September trip finding loads of wildlife ate every turn. Stayed at Dolomite and the main lodge as well as Mushara just out of the eastern gate. Only change I would make in my trip would be more time at okaukuejo. Lots to see in all parts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My friends and I had a wonderful 2 days in Etosha! We even saw sufficient game after the first 10 minutes! Gemsbokvlakte, Kapupuhedi, Rietfontein, Halali and Okondeka provided great game viewing. Etosha lived up to its reputation and I can't wait to be back!

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