Your adventure starts as the guide collects you from the hotel between 08:00 and 08:30. We shall depart the city via B1 to the north, embarking on an adventure to the world famous Etosha National Park. We have a long drive today. On our way we shall stop in Otjiwarongo to fill up with petrol and provisions. We will have a picnic lunch along the way. We reach our destination as we enter western Etosha through the Anderson Gate and arrive in Okaukuejo. After settling into our rooms, the afternoon offers time to explore the surroundings and enjoy the swimming pool before a late afternoon game drive. After dinner a visit to the floodlit waterhole is strongly recommended as there are good chances to see rhinos and lions come to drink.
Today we will spend most of the day game driving. We will visit a number of waterholes and make a stop at the Etosha Pan, the “place of dry water” which is the essence of the park. The Pan is an extensive flat depression of about 5000km2. This great, white expanse is a place of shimmering mirages, and being able to see large herds of game in this setting makes Etosha a unique experience in Africa. We may stop at Halali middle camp to have lunch before we continue our game drive to Namutoni. We have time to relax at the swimming pool to cool down in Namutoni or at the waterhole before a late afternoon game drive. The game viewing is usually an excellent opportunity for photography with close views of springboks, zebras, impalas, giraffes, gemsboks and plenty of birds. If we are lucky we may also have some close encounters with elephants and lions. In the evening we may enjoy a glass of wine and a fabulous sunset from the old German Fort tower before dinner.
After a morning game drive, with the chance to get some more pictures of Etosha's wildlife in the soft morning light, we depart Etosha via the Von Lindequist Gate heading back to the city. We will travel on the main road (B1), making a short detour to Lake Otjikoto distinguished by its emerald-green waters discovered in 1851. Just before reaching Windhoek we have time to stop in the small town of Okahandja with Namibia’s largest wood–carving market. We are likely to arrive back into the city at around 16:30 and you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Windhoek
Mr Louise Leach