Exploring the Beauty of Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park in Namibia is the setting for the most popular lodge in Namibia, Etosha Safari Lodge. You too can find pleasure in one of the most affordable family-friendly safari destinations in Africa. Family holidays in Etosha National Park begin at the magnetic Etosha Safari Lodge, only 10km from the main Anderssons Gate into the reserve, its elevated position on a hill promoting astonishing views across the verdant vegetation.
This Namibian wildlife hotel is a magnet for tourists who love excellent facilities to feed their comforts at the end of the day. These come in the form of a fantastic restaurant that is open all day for a constant flow of snacks, drinks, teas and coffees, and a choice of three welcoming swimming pools too. Etosha Safari Lodge is loved for having the best viewing decks in Etosha, some with sunrise views and others with captivating sundowner photographic moments over the Mopane bush.
Fantastic Affordable Facilities at Etosha Safari Lodge
One of the main attractions at this bush venue is its family-friendly Namibian accommodation, welcoming children of all ages in five family rooms with enough space for two adults and two children. The plentiful 65 double-room chalets are designed in a brick and wood cottagey style with small personal patios looking out over the wilderness. Their attractive interiors feature en-suite bathrooms, fans, tea and coffee-making stations and private verandas, set out in a row on either side of the main lodge, with high ceilings and small personal patios looking out over the bush.
Why should you pay thousands of US dollars for a luxury lodge in Kenya’s Masai Mara when you can get the same game-viewing experience in a more rustic accommodation at Etosha Safari Lodge? Also, the Etosha National Park entry fees, camping and fuel prices are lower than anywhere in East Africa.
Don’t be a sheep and believe every other visitor to Africa that going on safari has to be a hasty 4×4 journey in the Masai Mara, the Serengeti or the Kruger National Park. Rather do your research and learn what we already know – that southern Africa is a treasure trove of extraordinary wildlife destinations in Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Malawi. Mozambique is right up there too with the very best of game viewing tours now that Gorongosa National Park has been rejuvenated after the impacts of civil wars.
Etosha National Park is One of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations
Namibia has for decades been one of Africa’s wildest, most diverse and most expansive places where conservation ethics go hand in hand with community empowerment and tourist enjoyment. Etosha National Park is however one of the most underrated game reserves in northern Namibia which doesn’t make sense. It is a game-viewing paradise packed with rare and endangered fauna and flora, and it offers both self-drive safaris and guided safaris within a unique terrain.
Did you know that Etosha National Park is one of the largest conservation areas in Africa? It is larger than America’s State of New Jersey in its enormous 22 270 square km of wild territory and is old too, having been proclaimed in 1907 by the then-German government. The famous Etosha Salt pan covers a huge 23% of the park, is normally dry, but does fill with some water in the rainy months when thousands of flamingos and pelicans arrive to sample its treasures. Namibia is a very hot and dry place so choose your season of safari carefully.
Etosha National Park is two and half times large than America’s famous Yellowstone National Park and comprises grasslands, forests, trees and shrubs sprinkled over large savannas. Plenty of waterholes offer much-needed sustenance for wildlife which is abundant: look out for 114 mammals, including the Big 5, gemsbok, rare, black-faced impala, tiny dik-diks, giraffes, black and white rhinos and cheetahs. Stunning tortoises, lizards, scorpions and snakes abound too if you look carefully. And all of this can be enjoyed on game drives and walks from your special accommodation venue.
Where would you go for the cheapest, most rewarding wildlife safari in Africa? Etosha Safari Lodge of course! To recap, it’s a stylish lodge with its solid chalets spread out around the main building, with plenty of open space to allow that sense of freedom on a safari holiday. It’s the right place to be, close to the national park with the same name that means “Place of Legends” as you set off twice a day into the park to view wildlife on open 4×4 game drive vehicles. Return later to the peaceful enclave at this private venue, away from the bustling popular spots inside Etosha.
Join Voyage2Africa on a 2023 safari staycation at Etosha Safari Lodge on a self-drive exploration of Namibia. When you arrive in the north at Etosha National Park, find your home away from home for a few days just 10km from the main gate. The main attractions here are your privacy in a comfy chalet, access to three swimming pools with room for all, exquisite viewing decks looking out over the lush Mopani woodlands and the proximity to the Park for early and late game viewing sessions. Call us today to secure your package tour to a wildlife wonderland in Namibia.