Etosha : 3-Day Etosha Park Budget Camping Safari

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Discover the Etosha National Park on a 3-day camping safari from Windhoek. See the big cats, elephants, giraffes, and rhinos in their natural habitat and stay in a campsite.

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  • Discover the Etosha National Park, home to 114 species of mammals
  • See the big cats, elephants, giraffes, and rhinos in their natural habitat
  • Visit the Halali camp waterhole and stop at the Etosha Pan
  • Explore the park on game drives and see the animals at the waterholes
  • Stay in a campsite and enjoy a swim in the pool at the Halali camp


Embark on a 3-day camping safari to Etosha National Park from Windhoek. Discover the park's diverse wildlife, including elephants, rhinos, and giraffes, and explore the vast Etosha Pan. On the first day, head to Etosha National Park on a proper paved road. After lunch, head north on the main road, passing the small town of Outjo, then onwards to Etosha National Park. Be introduced to the park with a short game drive between the main entrance gate, (Anderson Gate), and Okaukuejo Camp with a good chance to spot big game right from the very start. After setting up your campsite, head out for a short late afternoon game drive in search of big game. Look for elephants, rhinos, giraffes, and the big cats. All visitors must be back in camp at sunset, but the ‘game show’ doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Assessable on foot and only a short walk from the campsite, Okaukuejo is justly famous for its flood-lit waterhole where you can see all of Etosha’s treasures. On the second day, have the whole day to explore Etosha. The park gates open at sunrise and after a quick cup of coffee and a snack, aim to be on your way as the sun breaches the horizon. Early morning is usually a productive time for game viewing and first thing in the morning is a good time to catch big cats returning from the hunt. Etosha is a desert landscape and water is the most scarce natural resource. There are however numerous waterholes here, both natural and man-made, and the game driving technique is to take in as many as possible. Here hope that the game will come to you as the animals attend for an early morning drink. Along the way, make a stop at a designated picnic area for a quick breakfast before continuing the game drive en route to the camp at Halali. Have lunch at Halali and time for a swim in the pool. Visit the Halali camp waterhole before heading back out into the park for the afternoon game drive. On the way back to Okaukuejo, stop to have a closer look at the Etosha Pan. The name Etosha translates as ‘great white space’ but this name does not do justice to the immensity of the pan. Over 4,700 square km of the dazzling white mineral pan, is so big that it can be seen from space. On the third day, after breaking camp for the last time, game drive to the park exit, hoping to catch sight of some magnificent predators and plains game before heading south to Windhoek. Stop briefly at the small town of Okahandja to refuel the vehicle. This is also where you will find Namibia’s largest wood carving market. Craftsmen from all over Namibia come here to showcase a wide variety of items both large and small. Here have the opportunity to collect a truly Namibian souvenir and at the same time to support the local artists and communities. Arrive back in Windhoek in the late afternoon.


Pick-up and drop-off at designated locations in Windhoek Game drives in Etosha National Park Entrance fees to Etosha National Park Camping accommodation Meals as per itinerary

Important Information

  • Departure flights should not be scheduled for the last day of the tour Namibia's last stronghold for black rhinos can be observed at Okaukuejo's flood-lit waterhole The tour involves camping accommodation

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