Your trip at a glance


  • Discover the breath­taking Etosha National Park
  • Enjoy the comfort of nature-loving camps
  • Get to know the Waterberg region and its biodi­ver­sity
  • Learn all about the flora and fauna from your private guide
  • Experi­ence the Namibian wilder­ness on game drives and other activ­i­ties


Etosha National Park
Onguma Private Reserve
Waterberg Region

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    • Pre-departure information pack
    • Accommodation during the programme

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Namibia Expedition: Etosha & Waterberg Safari

Explore Namibia on an unforgettable safari! Over six days you will experience the Etosha National Park, Onguma Private Reserve, and the Waterberg region with a private guide. Observe elephants, zebras, rhinos, giraffes, and special birds. Stay overnight in three camps, enjoy game drives, veranda dinners, and nights under the stars.


Arrival and orien­ta­tion

After you arrive in Swakopmund Town, you and your group will be picked up by our guide. Together you will drive to Etosha Safari Camp, a journey of five to six hours. You will spend the first two nights here. After a leisurely arrival, you will explore the national park together. If time permits, you will set off on a game drive on the first afternoon. When you pass Okaukuejo, you pay the entrance fee (included). There you can also purchase soft drinks, snacks, and a map of Etosha National Park. With 114 mammal and 340 bird species, Etosha is one of the largest game parks in Africa where you are sure to see a variety of wildlife.


Activ­i­ties during your safari

Countless unforgettable experiences await you during your safari in Etosha National Park: Accompanied by seasoned guides, you'll embark on thrilling game drives to prime viewing spots. Witness breathtaking sunsets with a refreshing sundowner in hand, and delve into the captivating flora and fauna of the bush on guided walks. Back at the accommodations, indulge in dining on the veranda, take a refreshing dip in the pool, or unwind beside the campfire under the starry sky.


For an added adventure, consider visiting Onguma Game Reserve at an extra cost, where you can observe wildlife up close, opt for an overnight stay in the enchanting "Dream Cruiser" amidst the wilderness, or join a specially tailored safari experience for children. The possibilities are endless, promising unforgettable moments amidst Namibia's natural splendor.

Note: The guides present can conduct game drives where permitted, but guests must pay extra for optional activities at Onguma Game Reserve, which do not allow crossing for your private guide.


Accom­mo­da­tion in Namibia

Experience three unique accommodations on your journey through Namibia. You will spend the first two nights at Etosha Safari Camp. With 50 chalets, the camp offers airy interiors and natural showers. The twin rooms have air conditioning, power sockets, en-suite bathrooms, and laundry service.

End your evenings here with a delicious dinner, nice chats with your group, and musical entertainment in the communal area.


Next, Onguma Bush Camp awaits you for two nights. The family-run lodge with 18 rooms offers a relaxed atmosphere. The air-conditioned rooms made of local stone with thatched roofs surround a large pool and a dining area with a view of the gardens.

There are also cosy indoor lounge areas where you can have some rest. Adjacent to the pool and the veranda you will find a waterhole, which is ideal for game viewing at every time of the day.


Lastly, you will spend your final night at Otjiwa Safari Lodge. Each house is furnished in a warm African style and offers an open-plan kitchen. You are going to sleep in the elegant luxury room with a queen-size bed. Spa experiences are also available here.

All rooms have access to a pool and there is WiFi. The lodge also offers a special culinary experience in the authentic "Farmhouse" restaurant, which also includes a bar.


Catering and leisure

A delicious breakfast, small lunch, and dinner await you in all accommodations. With individual offers and local specialties, they offer a varied selection. A gourmet experience even awaits you at the Otjiwa Safari Lounge.

In your free time, you can enjoy the activities on offer at the lodge, read a good book, relax or simply enjoy the marvellous view. Take something with you for entertainment, such as music, a book or a diary.

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    1. Etosha National Park

    Etosha is Namibia’s most popular park for wildlife watching and is characterized by the vast, saline Etosha Pan. During the Dry season, the waterholes around the pan become crowded with large concentrations of animals. Four of the Big Five are present, with only buffalo absent. Etosha’s floodlit waterholes provide a rare opportunity for nighttime wildlife-viewing. Places of Interest in Etosha National Park are not just a well-worth-seeing location of unique nature and landscape. The Etosha Park is the perfect visit for wildlife enthusiasts. Etosha is indeed one of Africa's most extraordinary game parks and the most diverse park in Namibia. Plan your visit to the park, and we recommend a minimum stay of two to three days. It is such a large park that you will need time to explore this fantastic area.

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    2. Onguma Private Reserve

    The Onguma Private Reserve spans 34,000 hectares in northeastern Namibia, bordering the renowned Etosha National Park. The reserve boasts a rich diversity of wildlife including elephants, lions, giraffes, and rhinos. Visitors have the opportunity to embark on game drives and guided walks to experience the stunning wildlife and explore the landscape. Accommodations in the Onguma Reserve range from luxurious lodges to comfortable tented camps, offering guests an authentic safari experience amidst the Namibian wilderness.

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    3. Waterberg Region

    The Waterberg Region in Namibia stands out for its unique blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. Dominated by its striking plateau rising dramatically from the surrounding plains, it offers unparalleled vistas and hiking opportunities. Home to a diverse array of wildlife, including rare rhinos and cheetahs, it serves as a vital conservation area. Moreover, its historical sites provide insights into Namibia's rich past. With its breathtaking landscapes, abundant wildlife, and cultural significance, the Waterberg Region is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking an authentic Namibian experience.

Background to Etosha National Park, Onguma Private Reserve and the Waterberg region

The Etosha National Park in northern Namibia stretches over 22,000 square kilometres and is known for its huge salt pans, which can even be seen from space. But it's not just the landscapes that make this place so fascinating. Etosha is home to an amazing diversity of life, including over 114 mammal species and 340 bird species. In the southern part of the park, known as Etosha South, you will experience the wild splendour of this paradise first-hand. Here, private game reserves offer an exclusive experience that reveals the beauty and richness of African wildlife.
Start your safari at Andersson's Gate, the southern entrance to the park. From here you can go on an exciting game viewing tour in an open off-road vehicle. Lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and many other fascinating animals await you on your journey through the savannah. For an unforgettable adventure, you can also go on half-day or full-day game drives, with the option of enjoying a picnic lunch with wine in the middle of the wilderness.

Onguma Private Reserve, situated on the Eastern side of Etosha National Park, bordering Fisher’s Pan, is one of Namibia’s best-kept secrets. Here you will be afforded the opportunity of experiencing Africa in all its beauty and diversity. With five lodges, two campsites, and 34,000 hectares of private wilderness to explore, we have the accommodation option that is just right for you. Onguma Nature Reserve boasts more than thirty different animal species, including plains game such as giraffe, kudu, oryx, eland, hartebeest, zebra, impala, and black rhino, as well as predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. In addition, more than 300 bird species can be seen on the reserve. During the Namibian summer months, Onguma becomes a birdwatcher’s paradise with thousands of birds migrating to the wetlands created by the seasonal rains and ephemeral river systems. By visiting Onguma you help support our anti-poaching teams who are constantly active, ensuring a safer environment for all our animal and bird species alike, and conserving this ecosystem for the future.

The Waterberg Region, situated in the north-central part of Namibia, is an oasis of diversity and beauty. Discover its unique features and the abundant wildlife that makes this region a paradise for adventurers and nature lovers. Striking sandstone cliffs and lush vegetation characterise the landscape, while rare animal species such as the white rhino and Cape vulture have found their home here. The Waterberg region invites hikers, birdwatchers, and nature enthusiasts alike to explore and experience its beauty. Several outstanding game farms offer exceptional private safaris with luxurious accommodations and an impressive variety of Africa's big game. The Cheetah Conservation Fund and the AfriCat Foundation are two such organisations dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of endangered species, offering private lodges in picturesque settings. The Waterberg Plateau rises majestically 200 metres above the surrounding plains and offers a unique variety of habitats. The Waterberg Plateau Park and the surrounding game farms serve as a base for numerous conservation-related research projects that help to preserve and protect this valuable region.


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