Etosha National Park
Etosha, which means “the great white place,” takes its name from an enormous shallow basin, or pan, covering some 4,800 square kilometres (3,000 square miles). Etosha has been inhabited by Bushmen since before recorded time. Now it is a national park of 24,000 square kilometres (15,000 square miles), home to 144 mammal species, 340 bird species and one of the largest savannah conservation areas in Africa.
Etosha is world-renowned for its spectacular wildlife, including elephant, black and white rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah and large herds of springbok, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and many other species, all interacting naturally in a pristine environment.
Accommodations – Villa or Tent Camp
Two luxurious private villas are available just outside the park, each with a private plunge pool, spacious lounge area, a small private library, and of course en-suite bathrooms.
The camp, on the doorstep of the park, offers old-fashioned hospitality and warm, friendly and personalized service. The large deluxe “tents” are wood and canvas and have private baths. (Unzip the canvas wall of the shower to your preferred height, and washing up takes on a new dimension.) Each tent is on a raised wooden deck and has large ceiling-to-floor glass windows, complete with fly screens, so there is plenty of air movement at night. Air-conditioning is available for the hot afternoons. The main lodge incorporates an old farmhouse, with tall walls, corrugated iron roof and a large wraparound veranda. The ambiance is friendly and extremely comfortable with a light feel to it.
The Tented Camp:
Photography by: Jofie Lamprecht