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Still the best place for wildlife variety - pity about the tourism staff

I have been lucky enough to see a lot of Africa's best National Parks but the spectacle and variety of wildlife concentration at the waterholes in Etosha beat them all! The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I booked at Okaukuejo a year in advance and had heard of the problems they were having at the campsite, but was not prepared for the shocking conditions of the campsite. There were 6 overland trucks and only one ablution block that was working properly. Such a shame that the park has not been able to deal with this. Too... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I have been lucky enough to see a lot of Africa's best National Parks but the spectacle and variety of wildlife concentration at the waterholes in Etosha beat them all! The viewing is different every day and varies greatly throughout the year so do some research on seasons an be aware Etosha is VERY busy in high season. The only... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The animals were amazing to see and we were blessed to have seen what we did. Sunsets were awesome. When it comes to the staff running the camps , well that leaves a lot to be desired. Never met such rude people ever in all my travels. This experienced by everyone we met too! No wonder you see a game... More 

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New Hyde Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of Namibia's National Parks. Multiple water holes and excellent viewing. The land is flat and dry and in winter there are limited water holes so viewing is improved. Stayed outside the national park at a private reserve which was quieter and also gave access to other viewing opportunities

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Etosha is a must-see for Namibia travelers. The wildlife viewing is great, whether you've driving around the park, or just patiently waiting at one of the water holes to see which animals will happen by. You can easily visit Etosha on a self-drive trip, but might want to do at least one game drive with a guide if you aren't... More 

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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stayed at Halali Camp, although we had heard facilities were crumbling. Great to find all modernised and excellent self-catering cottages for 4, so a big improvement there. The camp waterhole is a natural amphitheatre with endless variety. Very productive game-viewing locally. Honey badgers scavenging in the camp.

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A must do on any visit to Namibia. Etosha is the Jewel in the crown of Namibia's national parks. This park is as big as some small countries and exhibits a large range of arid adapted plants and animals.Everything from Elephants to tiny Elephant shrews ,from Lions to Black Rhino may be spotted in the park. Three excellent campsites provide... More 

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A group of us visited Etosha during August. We camped in Namutoni and the new Camping only Olifantsrus camp. Namutonie camp wasn't bad except for all the Overland tour groups who overpopulate the facilities. Olifantsrus was amazing. Only ten campsites creates a quiet bush experience which made the stay awesome. The hide is of world class standards anf if maintained... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We spent a total of 2 nights at Etosha National Park (at the campsite). Facilities are average, food is average (although quite expensive), staff don't seem to care much at all. It was a disappointment if I am honest. We went on a morning and evening game drive which was ok (very cold though). Overall it was just average which... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Do not miss Etosha !! It is also worth spending some time there. I recommend staying at least one night at each camp, and if time - spend more. The waterholes by the camps are phenomenal. Sitting drinking wine, we saw lion, elephants, rhinos, many birds, zebra, giraffe. Driving around we saw a lot too. It is truly amazing and... More 

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