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Etosha National Park

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It's been years since we were last in Etosha. For us that had been used to the old camps ,it took a bit of getting used too.Halali is fantastic. The camping facilities are great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Wellington, South Africa
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It's been years since we were last in Etosha. For us that had been used to the old camps ,it took a bit of getting used too.Halali is fantastic. The camping facilities are great, the general condition of the camp were great and the water hole with lighting at night were great. Spent many evenings sitting there with a camera... More 

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Ardmore, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Etosha is one of the largest game parks in southern Africa. It is dry with the main prominence being the dry pan which is 25% of the park. There are numerous water holes which attract a large variety of animals including elephants, rhinos (yes they still exist), and lions, as well as herds of antelope and lots of birds.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We camped in Etosha for 4 nights, Okaukuejo and Namutoni. I could not believe the state the camps are in. Many of the showers are blocked, no hot water in some bathrooms, no light bulbs. It is clear that no one cares to repair anything. Broken door handles and latches are everywhere. The staff are extremely unfriendly and unhelpful. A... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We saw so much game in Etosha - lions, cheetahs, hyena, rhino, elephant and then huge herds of wildebeest, zebra, giraffe. It was a lovely park with all the waterholes, and it wasn't as busy as some big parks such as Kruger. The best time to visit is early morning or late evening, and then you find a spot at... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I know we are in Africa and I know that you work for the public service … still what about refreshing the signposts so that we know where to drive and not getting lost … not that I mind getting lost but if I am only two minutes after the maximum exit time allowed you close the gates and OBLIGE... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is not an overly touristy park where you will get everything spoon-fed - so if you are on a romantic getaway stay out. The park takes time but then the animals are truly in the wild and you will see what you could have seen before civilisation came to the country. Recommend self-drive safaris and if you are picky... More 

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Soest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Etosha NP is a very very large zoo ;-) A DIY game drive. So much to see, with a bit of luck you wishes comes true. Just start as early as you can, it all happens in the early hours. Prepare yourself: food, drinks and fuel. Distances between camps are vast. Buy the Etosha map at one of the camps.... More 

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Los Altos, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I bought into the Etosha scam believing the lie that this was "Namibias premiere savannah area" which is intended to make you think Serengeti. Having been to Serengeti I can say that this is about as far from the Serengeti as your local zoo. Thankfully this was only a part of my trip to Namibia and it didn't ruin the... More 

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NSW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We have visited the Park many times over the years on our annual trip to Africa, sometimes staying in its accommodation but lately just driving to and from for the day - mainly to Namutoni - whilst staying at Kupferquelle Resort in Tsumeb. This year we found the Fort itself had changed a lot - all the cafes/restaurants had closed... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We camped at 3 of the main camps, and I would not return to the game park for many reasons. Briefly, the attitude of most staff members is shocking (e.g. when reporting a lack of hot water in the ladies' showers, the response was "When are you leaving?") But a far more serious issue is the lack of control of... More 

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Address: Namibia
Location: Africa  >  Namibia

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