Located at the southern gate (Andersson Gate).
The waterhole is highly frequented by all animals in the park - especially in the dry months.
In the night the waterhole is lighted (see tip: nightlife).
Here is the best possibility for you to see Rhinos, Lions and Elefants - at the same time.
Beside the very simple Campground there are also Luxury Bungalows that are located close to the waterhole - but to catch one of these you will have to book ahead -way ahead.
Oh: all camps close with sunset and you should be in before - or you will be fined.
Shakals on the campground - so take a light with you if you wander around at night...
Halali is the Rest Camp in the middle of the Etosha Ntl Park.
The name comes from the trumpet sound of an instrument played before it went to hunt.
Nobody hunting here anymore (good!).
The waterhole here lies a littel farther from where you can stay the night. A path brings you to an arena-like view ground.
There are normally not so many animals here like at Okaukuejo, but a lot more Elefants - and they are very interesting animals too.
More quiet Campground.
Lots of Elefants.
This rest camp has the best facilities for the bungalows. They are equiped with kitchens, a grill, toilets and bathroom. The camping is not the best as there really is no grass. But this is the case for all of the rest camps here. The bungalows run from 30 US to 45 US. Camping runs for about 20 US for two people.
Bring your own cooking equipment if you are camping.
Power is available for an additional cost.
Watch out for jackals as they will get into your packs and tents if you are not careful.
The Okaukuejo water hole allows visitors to see the animals outside their vehicles from the protection of a fence. The viewing area is raised a bit and clear viewing of the animals is available. During the day herds of elephant come to the hole as well as the occasional black rhino. I had the experience of seeing an elephant and a black rhino get into a scuffle where the rhino eventually got pushed out of the water hole (no surprise). The water hole is flood lit and allows the visitor to see some of the predator nocturnal species such as lion, brown hyena, leopard, and cheetah if you’re lucky. The Okaukuejo is most active during the winter dry season.
The historical fort Namutoni gave this Rest Camp its name.
You can still visit the imposant white building.
This Camp lies at the eastern Gate (von Lindquist Gate).
The waterhole is not so frequented, but there are a lot of them in the environment, so you can go there in the late afternoon and early morning.
Also there are striped Mungoes on the Campground. They come in hordes to inspect what you may have left for them in the garbage bins (hanging them up doesnt seem to help against these rascals). They are quite cute.
I really loved this place because it is MUCH more peaceful than the two other counterparts in Etosha. Even the atmosphere is nicer ... I think there are more trees here that's why. As in the case of Okakuejo and Namutoni there is everything you might need here ... restaurant, swimming pool, reception area/info centre, grocery store, bungalows, fuel station, campsite with showers etc.
If, like me, you don't like the crowds you will love this place. And it is also in the middle of the park, surrounded by some really interesting waterholes. Of course check out the Moringa waterhole, the floodlit one you can walk to after dinner.
Luxury accomodation in an area of the park that has just been opened to the public.
Nice food, drinks, pool, etc. Great view from the bar and pool.
The rooms are nicely appointed, with plenty of hot water, screening and netting and a small balcony.
You get there by entering the park through Galton Gate and Dolomite Camp is about a 45km drive from the gate.
It was a great break after a week of camping!
This facility is located in the western part of Etosha National Park in an area that had been closed to the public for decades. If is situated high on a rock, so you have to leave your car at the bottom of a hill and are brought up by a small vehicle. Make sure to bring all of your belongings.
The property opened in 2010, so is quite new and still under construction. There are individual chalets. Game drives are offered and you have to have your meals here; there are no nearby alternatives...
The view over the western park at sunrise (and sunset) is great, but you are far from the animals when you are in your chalet. It's a bit of an uphill walk from the dining rooms, bar and pool. The rooms are beautifully appointed.
The area is not (yet) fenced to one of the employees escorts you to your room after dark.
The facility is run by Namibian Wildlife Resorts.
Okaukuejo Camp is on the west side of the park, it is well organise, clean and have all the great facilities for camping, cooking etc. Of course a good store as well for your supply as well as gas station. You can also stay in a bungalow, chalet, rooms etc, but the tent for us was perfect.
*The place has also great nightlife at the waterhole where we saw the rhinos.
The Halali camping site is located in the centre of the park, so if you plan to go from west to east or vice versa, that is the best option and this way no need to drive back the end of the day from where you started.
Spartanic and very hot area in northern Namibia !
But the accos are oké - the landscape special and inviting to explore the nature !!
Night and day possibilities for game watching !
A small path will lead you to an ARENA like view ground, lighted during the night.
Spartanic accomodation ! but comfortable !
The food is not that great - the local shop is expensive - but cooled water is always welcome - no matter the price !
There is a waterhole you can visit day and night - so no time to loose
In this country - it is very warm - never visit the area mid day - explore it in the morning or evening!
the rooms are spartanic ! but AC works - most of the time !
When visiting the waterholes during night - please take care an use a good spray against insects ! They like the waterhole aswell !
The Namutoni Camping site located on the eastern side of the park. It is yet again a great campsite nice and clean with all the great facilities as well as a good store for groceries and souvenirs.
Okakuejo is the main restcamp in Etosha and is the first one you will come across if entering via the Andersson Gate. It looks real nice ... built in the style of a white fort, and landscaped nicely. It also has all the amenities necessary ... restaurant, swimming pool, reception/info centre, souvenier shop, grocery store selling basic supplies, gas station (with tire repair), postbox, bungalows for rental, and of course campground with shower facilities.
This is usually the most crowded of all the restcamps, especially in the weekends which can get quite hectic and noisy.
The most outstanding thing here is the floodlit waterhole, which is very near to the campsite and you can just hang around on foot after dinner. When I was there I was lucky enough to see 3 rhinos and a pair of lions (see second pic) amongst other animals. I also witnessed a lion attack on a springbok, but luckily for the springbok its quick feet helped it flee to safety in time.
Also I think this was the campsite with the most jackals running around - of course I don't mind them as they give a little sense of 'wilderness' otherwise lost by all the amenities and 'comforts' available here.
There are three restcamps within the boundaries of the Etosha National Park. All three have bungalows (both in standard and luxury version), a site for tents, a shop offering a good choice of foodstuff including drinks. There's also a bar, restaurant and a souvenir shop.
The first restcamp to open was Okaukuejo which is situated at the western end of the park. Its biggest attraction is definitely a waterhole which is floodlit at night. Separated from the camp by a low stone wall, it attracts all sorts of animals which seem not to pay any attention to the audience gathered around. I don't know about other times, but in June (the time of our visit to Etosha) the waterhole was teeming with life around the clock. One could sit there for hours and take in the compelling show of animals coming and going.
One of the landmarks of the camp is a stone tower which offers nice views of the distant mountains.
This was a wonderful campsite. It was chosen as there is a large floodlit waterhole here and many animals come down to the waterhole at night. As I was here in August the weather had been dry for a long time and it was so wonderful to be able to see these wonderful animals wandering up and drinking at night.
The campsite itself was good - great toilet and bath facilites and good cooking areas. I had a ball here and spent two days on tours around the Park, always happy to get back to the camp - to wait for darkness and even more animals.
A wonderful, well lit waterhole - the best we saw at the park.
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