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4-day Etosha Excursion (Private Guided)

Etosha, Northern Namibia’s 22, 000 sq km National Park is over a 100 years old. In the centre lies a vast salt pan. On a map it’s a great white spot, an empty space. But this is a jewel in Namibia’s crown. A salt pan so large it rates as a saline desert in its own right. It was once an enormous lake which dried up thousands of years ago when the river that fed it changed course. Today the park is home to hundreds of species and when the pan fills with water, briefly in the summer months, it attracts thousands of wading birds. On this trip your private guide will show you the best of this safari mecca. You’ll have two nights accommodation in Etosha, private game drives and a night in Windhoek.

Price from USD 804 pps
Duration 4 days
Tour Type Private Guided
Highlights Etosha National Park
Includes

Accommodation; Meals (SQ); Vehicle and all vehicle costs including fuel; Professional guide and all guide costs; Park entry fees; Meet and Greet; Airport Transfers; 24-hour support; Comprehensive tour file with detailed itinerary, map, route descriptions, booking vouchers, contact numbers and useful information

Excludes

International flights; Personal travel insurance; Entry visas; Staff gratuities

The Etosha Excursion is a round trip from Windhoek to the great park. This is Namibia’s premiere wildlife sanctuary. Etosha is home to four of the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard and rhino - in fact, this is the largest population of black rhino in the world. You could also see cheetah, spotted hyena, kudu and giraffe. In fact, it’s so rich in wildlife, it’s not uncommon to see up to 7 different species of game at any waterhole. Plenty of birds too. That’s because unlike many African parks, which are dense with vegetation, Etosha is not. During the drier months, between June and November, the watering holes attract large herds of animals, and you are virtually guaranteed to see game.

Itinerary Details

We’ll meet you at the airport and take you to your guesthouse. Here we’ll talk to you about the plans for the next day and then you can relax and enjoy Windhoek.

On the way:
Windhoek is bang in the middle of Namibia in a long valley with mountains on either side. It’s the capital and the only proclaimed city.

When you're there:
Go for a walk and you’ll see lots of examples of historical architecture from German times. Head down Robert Mugabe Avenue and you’ll find the Christuskirche. It’s over 100 years old and is one of the most striking sites in the city. The Tintenpalast and Parliament Gardens are also on this street and free to view. Further down the road is Alte Feste (Old Fortress) and The Independence Memorial Museum. You could also check out the National Art Gallery, the National Botanical Gardens or the National Theatre. Go for a meal and have an early night in your luxury room. Big day tomorrow, so sleep.

Standard Accommodation
Luxury Accommodation
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Have breakfast and let the road trip commence. Windhoek to Etosha South. 420km, 5-6 hours. You’re on your way to one of Africa’s great game parks. 114 species of mammals and 340 species of birds consider this place home.

On the way:
Roads are good so the drive is comfortable. You’ll go via Okahandja, home to the largest, local wood carvers market in Namibia. Then you’ll continue north via Otjiwarongo and Outjo to the southern side of the park.

When you're there:
You’ve arrived. You’re approx 2km from the Andersson Gate. Pop into the local shop and top up your stash of drinks and snacks. You might want a map too because even though you have a guide it’s still great to see all the waterholes, illustrations and details about the animals and birds. Talk to your guide about what you want to see and then start exploring. You’ll be here for 2 nights, dinner and bed & breakfast.

Standard Accommodation
Luxury Accommodation

Time to head back 420km, 5-6 hours.

On the way:
Keep your eyes on the road and enjoy the vista. Miles and miles of unspoilt nature is a large part of the Namibian experience. You’ll pass Outjo, Otjiwarongo and Okahandja again.

When you're there:
Transfer to the airport to catch your flight. You’ll need to be there 2 hours prior to departure. Remember it’s about an hour from town, so factor that in if you’re fitting in some last minute sight seeing.

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Prices

Guests Accommodation Season (2019) Amount
2 Standard Low Season USD 1,362 pps
2 Standard High Season USD 1,461 pps
2 Luxury Low Season USD 2,066 pps
2 Luxury High Season USD 2,426 pps
Guests Accommodation Season (2020) Amount
2 Standard Low Season USD 1,542 pps
2 Standard High Season USD 1,652 pps
2 Luxury Low Season USD 2,266 pps
2 Luxury High Season USD 2,648 pps
4 Standard Low Season USD 1,007 pps
4 Standard High Season USD 1,044 pps
4 Luxury Low Season USD 1,616 pps
4 Luxury High Season USD 1,925 pps
6 Standard Low Season USD 804 pps
6 Standard High Season USD 859 pps
6 Luxury Low Season USD 1,416 pps
6 Luxury High Season USD 1,702 pps
  • As a rough guide Low Season throughout the region is from 1 January to 30 June and High Season is from 1 July to 31 December.
  • We give indicative Low and High Season rates on our website and exact prices in your quote when your travel dates are set.
  • These prices are based on two adults sharing accommodation unless otherwise stated.
  • Please treat all pricing as a guide only. Read more about our pricing.
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