5 Days 4 Nights
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5-Day Best of Etosha Self-Drive Safari

Best of Etosha – Embark on a wildlife-centered 5-day self-drive safari to discover the wonders of Etosha National Park in Namibia, staying at premier lodges along the park’s periphery. Begin your journey with a one-night stay at Okonjima, where thrilling guided nighttime game drives offer glimpses of nocturnal predators. Explore the renowned Africat Foundation, a sanctuary dedicated to wildlife conservation and rehabilitation, adding depth to your safari experience.

Venture north to Etosha National Park, where three nights of exploration await. Nestled at the park’s edge, immerse yourself in the heart of this iconic wilderness. Etosha’s expansive landscapes offer remarkable wildlife encounters, from elephants and lions to zebras and antelopes, set against the backdrop of mesmerizing salt pans and savannah.

By day, traverse the park at your leisure, capturing the essence of African wildlife in its natural habitat. Engage in self-guided drives, uncovering the park’s diverse ecosystems and encountering an array of wildlife species. As the sun sets, the magic continues with opportunities for stargazing and soaking in the serene beauty of the African night.

With comfortable lodges providing a sanctuary after adventurous days, this self-drive safari promises an immersive wildlife experience in Namibia’s renowned Etosha National Park, offering a blend of relaxation, exploration, and unforgettable wildlife encounters.

Start Windhoek (Day 1)
Day 1 Okonjima NR
Day 2-3 Eastern Etosha
Day 4 Ongava GR
End Windhoek (Day 5)
Departure Yes Required
Country Namibia
Travel Style Mid-Range
  • Rental vehicle
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Travel With Private  Car


Discover Etosha National Park in Namibia on this wildlife centred 5 day self-drive safari. Stay at some of the best lodges on the edge of the park. Your first destination is Okonjima for one night. Go on guided nighttime game drives to look for nocturnal predators and visit the Africat Foundation before you head north to Etosha National Park for 3 nights.

Hit the ground running on this 5 day wildlife safari. After your meet and greet, you will be taken to the vehicle rental company to collect your vehicle. From there, you will make your way north to Okonjima Nature Reserve. Make sure to arrive before 15:00 so you have enough time to settle in before going on your first game drive. We have included a nighttime game drive at Okonjima, allowing you to spot predators while they are most active.

From Okonjima, you head straight to Etosha East for two nights. Here you will stay at Onguma Bush Camp, located a few kilometers from Etosha’s eastern gate at Namutoni. Two scheduled game drives are included in your itinerary at Onguma. During the day, you can self-drive through Etosha to more than 20 water holes through the park.

From Onguma, you will drive through Etosha; this offers you another opportunity to visit and revisit some of the waterholes and lookout points on your way to Ongava Tented Camp. At Ongava you can enjoy more game-viewing activities, do nature walks or relax at the lodge. This is the perfect spot to end your 5 day Etosha self-drive safari.

After breakfast you will make your way back to Windhoek, you can either drive straight to the airport or request an additional night in Windhoek before departing Namibia.

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