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Etosha National Park

Exceptional game viewing in a vast and arid expanse

Overview
Etosha safaris
Etosha National Park Luxury Family Safaris Namibia

Etosha National Park, a renowned park and one of Africa’s largest, spans over 22,000 square kilometres of semi-arid savannah, salt pans, and acacia woodlands. The unique ecosystem supports a remarkable array of flora and fauna.

Etosha’s defining feature is the immense Etosha Pan, a vast salt flat visible from space, which serves as the park’s heart. Waterholes around the pan draw an astonishing diversity of wildlife, from large herds of  elephants wallowing in the water, to lions, leopards, rhinos, giraffes, and countless others all enjoying the natural environment. 

The park’s well-maintained network of roads and water holes allow for families to self-drive through the park, though the many comfortable lodges and campsites in the park offer organised excursions with a guide. 

Etosha’s accessibility, incredible biodiversity, and dramatic landscapes make it a prime destination for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, and families seeking an authentic African safari experience. 

Overview
Etosha safaris
Etosha National Park Luxury Family Safaris Namibia
Itinerary ideas
Suggested itineraries for Namibia safaris
  • Luxury Namibia Safari

    Maximise your time in Namibia with a luxurious fly-in, fly-out experience, taking you from the dunes of Sossusvlei to the impressive game of Etosha.

    Guide Price From £10,490 per person (based on 2 adults)
    Duration 10 nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Etosha National Park,
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  • Namibia Family Self-Drive Safari

    Visit Namibia’s iconic highlights on your own self-drive adventure. Traverse rugged terrain, visiting the Gamsberg Mountains, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Etosha National Park.

    Guide Price From £2,950 per person based on 2 adults and 2 children (12 and under) sharing
    Duration 14 nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha National Park,
    More Info
  • Namibian Honeymoon Escape

    Embark on a romantic odyssey through the breathtaking landscapes of Namibia.

    Guide Price From £9,925 per person (based on 2 adults)
    Duration 14 nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Etosha National Park,
    More Info
Etosha National Park Luxury Family Safaris Namibia
Where is Etosha?

Situated in the northern part of Namibia, Etosha is easily accessible from the capital, Windhoek, with a scenic 5-6 hour drive passing through charming towns and beautiful landscapes, or is an ideal stop after a few days on the Skeleton Coast. 

Once you arrive at the park’s gates, a network of roads and signposts guides you through the park’s interior to its various waterholes and wildlife-viewing areas. 

Etosha’s strategic location and accessible transportation make it a premier safari destination for families looking for an easy hop to a phenomenally game-rich area. 

Etosha National Park Luxury Family Safaris Namibia
What to do in Etosha?

Etosha is renowned for its incredible wildlife sightings. Families can embark on self-guided or guided game drives to spot four of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino – all of which are regularly sighted at the park’s watering holes. 

With over 2,500 individuals, sights of majestic herds of elephants are a common sight in the park and make a thrilling spectacle as they bathe and drink at the watering holes. 

To the east and west of the park are private reserves which are perfect for families who want to escape the crowds or do walking safaris through this unique landscape. 

A birdwatcher’s paradise with over 340 different species recorded, spot the wide range of raptors including the martial eagle, Bateleur eagle, pygmy falcon and the rare Verreaux’s eagle as well as the kori bustard, Africa’s heaviest flying bird. 

Etosha National Park Luxury Family Safaris Namibia
Best time to visit?

During the dry months from June to October, an almost inconceivable amount of game can be found around the watering holes of Etosha National Park.

This is because there is less surface water around and the animals stay closer to permanent water sources. During these months the vegetation is thinner and so spotting wildlife is easier.

Etosha can be visited throughout the year. However, during the wetter months wildlife viewing can be less exciting. Animals tend to disperse across greater distances and are harder to find. This is particularly applicable between the months of December and April.

Etosha National Park Luxury Family Safaris Namibia
Who should visit?

Etosha National Park, in the heart of Namibia, is an extraordinary destination for families seeking a wildlife-rich adventure.

Children and adults alike will be enthralled by the chance to spot elephants, lions, giraffes, and countless other species in their natural habitat, all from the safety of Etosha’s well-maintained roads. 

A visit to Etosha offers all travellers an education in conservation and sustainable tourism – particularly with their success in rehabilitating the black rhino population. 

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Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote

Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

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