Wildlife in Etosha National Park on the 3 Day Etosha Camping Safari

3 Day Etosha Adventure

Explore Etosha, one of Southern Africa's premier game reserves.

3 Day Etosha Adventure

From N$10400 per person

Join the adventure on this 3 Day Etosha camping safari. Etosha is one of the great wildlife sanctuaries of Africa. At more than 20 000 sq km it is also one of Africa’s largest. Four of the African Big 5 inhabit Etosha including lion, rhino (black & white), elephant and leopard. Add the array of antelope, there is a total of 118 mammal species and 340 bird species that call Etosha home.

During the dry season, an Etosha waterhole can at times be simply breath-taking where huge numbers of wildlife are drawn to the same waterhole.

Also enclosed in the park is a huge flat pan, once an inland lake the Etosha Pan stretches about 5000 sq km, so large it is visible from space. The now dry salt pan provides essential nutrients to wildlife and a stunning backdrop of shimmering mirages.

What are the benefits of a private guided safari?
By choosing a private guided you can enjoy greater flexibility than on a group tour where activities and routes are fixed. Choose to sit and enjoy a lion sighting, or sit an watch a cheetah stalk a springbok, or opt to return to camp early and sit by the camp waterhole and enjoy as the elephants, rhinos and more come in to drink.

Why choose a camping safari?
Camping safaris are a most cost effective option for those that are budget conscious. Whilst there are some obvious creature comforts that you might miss, an Etosha camping safari can be a great way to reconnect with nature. All meals are prepared over an open fire, and under a ceiling of a million stars. Camping equipment is provided including sleeping bags, high density foam mattress, pillow and more. Hot showers and flushing toilets are also just a hop skip and a jump from camp. For those that aren’t sold on camping, just let us know and we can give you a lodging option too.

For those that want to see a little more than just Etosha, check out our 6 day Namibian Loop safari and see the highlights of Namibia including Sossusvlei.


Minimum people1st Jul 2022 – 31st Oct 20221st Nov 2022 – 30th Jun 20231st Jul 2023 – 31st Oct 2023
2 people  N$14,590 per personN$13,700 per personN$15,100 per person
4 peopleN$12,560 per personN$12,450 per personN$13,400 per person
6 peopleN$10,600 per personN$10,400 per personN$11,200 per person


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  • Departure/Return Location
    Windhoek / Windhoek
  • Departure Time
    8:00 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 6:30 PM
  • Included
    Meals as per itinerary
    National park entry fees
  • Not Included
    Activities as per itinerary
    International Flights
    Items of personal nature
    Optional Activities
    Personal travel insurance

Tour Plan

Day 1: Windhoek – Etosha
We leave Windhoek in the morning for a drive that will take you northwards through the towns of Okahandja and Otjiwarongo. After about a 4 hour drive you will enter the Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s premier game parks and wildlife enthusiasts paradise. We enter the park via the Andersson’s gate, on the southern boundary of Etosha and spend the next day exploring. The park itself covers 22,270 kms², and gets its name from the salt pan that makes up approx 23% of the park. Once a massive lake, the Etosha Pan is now mostly dry, with the exception of good rainfall years when the pan fills up enough to become a breeding ground for flamingos that migrate between Walvis Bay and Sua Pan in Botswana.  The park itself is home to some 114 mammal species including the big 4 (lion, leopard, rhino & elephant) as well as 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish. This afternoon we enjoy a game drive from the park gate, stopping at some popular (animal) waterholes, before arriving late afternoon at our camp. Tonight we can relax by the floodlit waterhole, an excellent chance to view those creatures that prefer to be active during the cool of the night.Accommodation: Camping at Okaukuejo, Halali or Namutoni Meals: Dinner Activities: Afternoon game drive in Etosha National Park Drive time: 5 Approx. hours
Day 2: Etosha Area
This day will be devoted to exploring the park and maximising our chances for amazing wildlife sightings. You will start off at your camp on the Western side and spend the day on a game drive towards the central sides of the park after an early breakfast. We aim to be the first vehicles on a drive the park as this will maximise our chances of spotting predators either lazing on the roads or making their final attempts at a hunt. From there, we drive from waterhole to waterhole (especially in the winter months), as they support a rich diversity of animals. These waterholes are one of the most unique aspects of Etosha National Park, and a major attraction for wildlife photographers and animal behaviour experts as the different species of animals, both predator and prey alike, can often be captured (on camera) drinking at the same waterhole. You will stop at Halali for a short break and perhaps lunch before continuing your search for animals and birds inside the park. You will return reach your next camp in the late afternoon.Accommodation: Camping at Okaukuejo, Halali or Namutoni Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Activities: Full day of game drives in Etosha National Park
Day 3: Etosha – Windhoek
This day signals the end of our journey. After a leisurely breakfast, you will get ready to go back to Windhoek. You may stop in the small town of Okahandja to visit one of Namibia’s largest woodcarving markets if you are interested in buying authentic souvenirs. Afterwards, you will drive to Windhoek. Expected arrival is in the mid-afternoon.Accommodation: - Meals: Breakfast Activities: Morning game drive out of Etosha National Park Drive Time Approx 5 hours

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  • Alex & Sus
    September 22, 2022

    Sitting at the waterhole of Halali Lodge during sunset, watching elephants arrive and play around. Later more elephants, rhinos, hyenas and smaller animals stopped by. Lifetime memories created! The guide of Lark Journeys was very knowledgable of the wildlife and species including smaller animals, birds and plants. We really did not expect so much input. It is absolutely recommendable to go with a guide, their knowledge is making such a difference compared to self-driving tours! Animals that are hard to spot, such as leopard we would have never seen, if we did not have the input of what to watch out for. Additionally, the guides of Lark Journeys are so professional: they really try to make the trip so easy and 100% carefree for you including taking care of all the admin stuff for lodging, eating etc. If you look at what you get, the price is absolutely well worth it! We are very thankful for all the experiences the trip gave us!
    Sept 2022


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The Tour Plan:

On day 1 we will leave Windhoek in the morning for a drive that will take you Northwards through the towns of Okahandja and Otjiwarongo.
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