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Namibia

Etosha

Etosha National Park is unique in Africa. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes, giving you almost guaranteed game sightings. At the same time Etosha National Park is one of the most accessible game reserves in Namibia and Southern Africa.

Namibia is a very diverse country with an array of habitats and vegetation. It is also one of the few countries where animals still roam freely mostly unrestricted by human influence. The country has a great mix of desert, semi- desert and savannahs. As you travel further north in Namibia towards Etosha National Park, you will find a place that offers visitors a complete contrast of wide open grasslands, a massive pan that covers 4731km² and large camel thorn trees mixed with Mopani trees. This diverse vegetation accounts for the abundance of wildlife that thrives in the park.

Etosha - Namibia  Sun Bird Destinations
  1. Damaraland Explore

    African savannah with shrubs and acacias, sandy dry riverbeds, massive granite mountain tops and tabletop mountains are characteristic of the wildly romantic scenery of Damaraland. Springbok and oryx graze in the savannah; the famous desert-adapted elephants move through the dry riverbeds.

  2. Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings Explore

    Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings, a National Heritage site confers yet another distinction to Namibia: that of one of the foremost centers of artwork in the world. It counts as the largest open-air art gallery in Southern Africa, its name reflecting a farmer’s incredulity that the unreliable spring (Afrikaans: Twyfelfontein) could have supported the Stone Age hunter and its prey for thousands of years. Here they assiduously carved away at the intractable rock surfaces to imprint their indelible creations. Today, you can browse amongst these self-same boulders and slabs of sandstone and marvel at the grandest spectacle of rock engravings in Africa.

  3. The Skeleton Coast Explore

    The Skeleton Coast is a much-photographed desert coastline with rusty shipwrecks emerging eerily through the thick fog. Ancient seafarers had good reason to fear these waters - apart from the rough seas, being stranded in the Namib Desert was one of the most terrible fates that could befall a sailor. Heading inland was not much better: the barren Damaraland is very beautiful but arid and unforgiving. Enjoy a unique flight over the coastline.

  4. Etosha Pan Explore

    The Etosha Salt Pan is a bare expanse of land that covers around 25% of the Park. It’s so big and barren that it’s even visible from space. So why is it worth seeing? For exactly those reasons! Once a lake fed by the Kunene River in Angola, now it’s Africa’s largest salt pan and remains dry unless there are heavy rains, and even then, it will only hold water for a very limited amount of time. Despite this, the pan attracts all sorts of wildlife who snack on the mineral-rich salts and take advantage of any pools of water that may remain.

Various Venues in Etosha

Below are some of the venues avaliable for Conferences, Incentives and Leisure travel.

Onguma Tented Camp

Onguma Tented Camp is a beguiling mixture of sophistication and relaxation, of elegance and the earth.

It is this intriguing combination and attention to detail that makes Onguma Tented Camp, the ultimate in safari chic.
In the local Herero language, Onguma means, "the place you don't want to leave." With a stunning main building and seven tents providing private, exclusive accommodation, Onguma Tented Camp, certainly lives up to its name.

An atmosphere of elegant dining prevails, complimented by the daily activities taking place around the watering hole, approximately 60 meters away. The surrounding nature lends itself to long lazy afternoons, spent relaxing on the sofas in the lounge, watching the animals go. And when things heat up, all that is required is a gentle stroll to the rim flow pool. Sit and relax in the flowing waters while enjoying an ice cold cooler. Alternatively if more strenuous activity is required, then relaxing on your patio and reading a good book should provide you with all the exercise you may need

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Okaukuejo Lodge

Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, and famous for its flood-lit waterhole, where visitors can observe at close quarters a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting.

Accommodation is provided to suit every need, in premier bush chalets overlooking the waterhole; bush chalets and double rooms; or family chalets. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camping facilities.

  • 5 x premier waterhole chalet
  • 30 x waterhole chalet double rooms
  • 2 x family chalets (2 rooms, 4 beds) with braai (BBQ)
  • 25 x bush chalets (2 beds) with braai (BBQ)
  • 40 x double rooms

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With an average of 300 days of sunshine annually Namibia is one of the sunniest countries in worldwide. The climate is generally arid which means that the potential evaporation is higher than the precipitation, which again results in a very low humidity.

During the summer months the average temperature lies at 35° C (95° F) during the day, dropping to about 20° C (68° F) at night. In winter the day temperature rises to a cosy 28° C (82.4° F), but at night the temperature can drop to 7° C (44.6° F) or even 1° C. (33.8° F).

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA, New Zealand, Portugal, the Netherlands, Malaysia, the Scandinavian countries, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days.

For more information about countries subject to/exempt from Namibian visa requirements, please visit: www.mfa.gov.na

To enter Namibia, a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry is required by all foreign nationals.

Malaria is endemic in the northern and eastern part of the country, this includes the Etosha area. Precautions are advised when travelling to these areas.

Visitors passing through a yellow fever zone must be able to produce a valid certificate of vaccination.

Medical services are of a high standard in Namibia.

Drive on the left and give way to traffic approaching from the right. The general speed limit is 100km/h (62mph)on open roads and 60km/h (37mph) in urban areas.

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$2,779
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$3,970
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Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
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$2,679
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Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
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$4,779
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Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
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$2,779
$3,970