Etosha meaning “great white place”, is dominated by a massive mineral pan, the Pan is part of the Kalahari basin, and was originally a lake that dried up thousands of years ago. The Pan covers about a quarter of the Etosha National Park. The Etosha National Park is the most famous park in Namibia. Occasionally, after good rainfalls the pan may fill with water becoming one of the principal inland breeding ground for migratory flamingos. But the pan and the park are better known for the dry times, when the earth seems to shimmer with mirages. Select waterholes are then like open-air theatres with casts of thousands. Zebra, wildebeest and gemsbok drink to trumpeting elephants and roaring lions.
Etosha is a haven for wildlife and tourists, where the day can be filled being mesmerized by the images reflected off the Pan, and the sights of wild animals queuing up to quench their thirst at various waterholes. At night listen to the laughter of hyenas, the roar of lions or watch rare black rhino’s as they gather to drink at one of the parks three floodlit waterholes. Etosha is said to have the tallest elephants in Africa, measuring up to four metres, and it is also one of the wild sanctuaries for the endangered black rhino.
Situated on Etosha National Park’s southern boarder, Little Ongava Lodge has wonderful views overlooking the plains. Guests at Little Ongava have the rare opportunity to see both Black and White Rhino…
Ongava Tented Camp is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. There is a much-frequented waterhole in front of the camp where guests can experience excellent game viewing from the comfort of their veranda.
Ongava Lodge is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve. Ongava Lodge is the ideal place to stay when visiting Etosha and its excellent array of Wildlife.
Visit the amazing Dunes at Sossusvlei and see the excellent array of animals in Etosha all on this fully serviced classic mobile camping safari, staying at exclusive campsites.