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Etosha National Park

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Address: Namibia
Phone Number: 264815557739
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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One of the major highlights of Namibia - very close to the animals while still in your vehicle

Flat dry lake bed over limestone. We were here just at the start of the rainy season but the animals were still visiting the water holes. The water holes will vary and are ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Avondale, Pennsylvania
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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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198 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Flat dry lake bed over limestone. We were here just at the start of the rainy season but the animals were still visiting the water holes. The water holes will vary and are ever changing with a wide variety of animals and birds to view. Best to find a waterhole with good animal traffic and observe. Make sure your guide... More 

Thank BobN06
Rough and Ready, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our passionate guide provided jaw-dropping sights all day long. It's not every day that you see a lion couple on their honeymoon, an old rhino trying to find a bit of shade, or a baby elephant tripping on its trunk trying to catch up with the herd. An experience for all ages.

1 Thank Brenda K
Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Etosha National Park is stunning. The wildlife experience is so different to any other African park. The Pan is immense and defines the park's border. In itself it is beautiful and uncrossable by car. With the dry arid landscape, life revolves around water and the waterholes range from a puddle in the desert to being surrounded by pretty groves and... More 

Thank KAR481
Petaluma, California
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402 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sorry, this park just does not have the wow factor. Yes, the giraffes were great, the birds charming, the springbok cute, and the zebra brawny, but compared to the parks in Kenya - Amboseli, Masai Mara, Tsavo and Samburu - it is not rich in wildlife, and we were disappointed, and anxious to move on. If this is your first... More 

1 Thank pfefmeister
Makow Mazowiecki, Poland
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost all wild animals can be seen at the park. We were very lucky and had a chance to see four out of the great five: elephants, rhinos, cheetahs and a lion (a male which is quite rare) attacking and killing a springbok. It was really amazing and unforgettable. During the journey we stayed in our car for our own... More 

1 Thank kejak
Hong Kong, China
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90 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Etosha National Park in Decemeber 2015. We entered the Park twice. The first time we took a game drive of the lodge, entered the park throught the South Gate, searched animals around waterholes nearby but only found small quantities of animals, probably due to raining season. The second time we drove straight towards the eastern part of the... More 

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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a luxury safari, so don't expect comfort. Don't recommed taking young children as they may get bored easily, babies are completely out of the question. Recommend visiting in March/April period, dry season, as it's difficult to capture good sightings in Dec/Jan (rainy season). For experienced safari persons, that's a given. You can take you're own vehicle and drive around,... More 

Thank Fernando P
Modimolle (Nylstroom), South Africa
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great National Park. The infrastructure is however going to bits, as you can see in weeds and undergrowth not taken care off. Animals in great numbers! Great experience all over. Accomodation great

Thank DeonGoosen
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98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Etosha is a wonderful place to see wildlife but it is let down by most of the accommodation and facilities available. The staff seem to be unwilling or unprepared to organise the restaurants and accommodation and in most cases there was nothing to dry hands on in the washrooms....such a shame as they have some wonderful and unique wildlife there.... More 

Thank Gwen J
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park itself is left to nature to decide but the facilities such as restaurants and public bathrooms are poor and dirty. Very disappointing.

Thank Theresa S

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