Exploring Etosha: a 9 Day Road Trip

Self-drive safari in Etosha National Park

Exploring Etosha: a 9 Day Road Trip

Itinerary Photos

Road Trip Highlights

Namibia

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9 days

1742 km

  • The Okaukuejo Camp Waterhole is a non-stop parade of animals and birds that offers a stunning viewpoint.
  • Namibia’s wide open spaces.
  • Etosha’s massive salt pan and huge herds of animals.
  • Close off with a journey to Windhoek.
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Author Bio

Pat & Lorraine Good RTE profile picture | Photo credit: Pat & Lorraine Good Pat & Lorraine GoodSouth Africa FlagSouth Africa

We are retired from our respective professional careers, and live in Mossel Bay, in the Southern Cape, South Africa. We love visiting wildlife reserves. WE are relatively new “birders”, and love adding to our bird list.

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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Drove to Otjiwarongo via Okahandja for a 1 night stay. 291 Out of Africa Town Lodge
Day 2 Drove into Etosha National Park at Lindequist Gate to Namutoni Camp for a 1 night stay. 293 Namutoni Camp
Day 3-4 Drove to Halali Camp for a 2 night stay. Enjoyed fantastic game viewing at the camp's Maringo waterhole. 70 Halali Camp
Day 5 Drove to Okaukuejo Camp for a 1 night stay. 70 Okaukuejo Camp
Day 6-7 Exited Etosha National Park at the Southern Anderson Gate and drove to Toshari Lodge for a 2 night stay. 44 Toshari Lodge
Day 8 Drove to Otjiwarongo via Outjo for a 1 night stay. 73 Out of Africa Town Lodge
Day 9 Drove to the airport in Windhoek to complete the road trip and depart Namibia. 361 Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek

Photo Gallery

Out of Africa Lodge, Namibia | Photo credits: Pat & Lorraine Good
Termite mound in Namibia | Photo credit: Pat & Lorraine Good
Picnic spot in Etosha National Park, Namibia | Photo credit: Pat & Lorraine Good
Elephants at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia | Photo credit: Pat & Lorraine Good
Three gemsbok in Etosha National Park, Namibia | Photo credit: Pat & Lorraine Good
Zebra and springbok at Okaukuejo waterhole, Namibia | Photo credit: Pat & Lorrraine Good
Okaukuejo waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia | Photo credit: Pat & Lorraine Good
Toshari Lodge in Namibia | Photo credit: Pat & Lorraine Good
Swimming pool at Out of Africa Town Lodge, Namibia
Out of Africa Lodge, Namibia | Photo credits: Pat & Lorraine Good
Termite mound in Namibia | Photo credit: Pat & Lorraine Good
Picnic spot in Etosha National Park, Namibia | Photo credit: Pat & Lorraine Good
Elephants at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia | Photo credit: Pat & Lorraine Good
Three gemsbok in Etosha National Park, Namibia | Photo credit: Pat & Lorraine Good
Zebra and springbok at Okaukuejo waterhole, Namibia | Photo credit: Pat & Lorrraine Good
Okaukuejo waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia | Photo credit: Pat & Lorraine Good
Toshari Lodge in Namibia | Photo credit: Pat & Lorraine Good
Swimming pool at Out of Africa Town Lodge, Namibia

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