Namibia is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa and there is an abundance of game reserves and areas that are protected by the government as well as the locals. 4x4ing through Namibia can be a truly breath-taking experience. One of the parks in Namibia is called the Etosha National Park and it is a must-see for anyone who loves animals and nature. This park is perfect for a self-drive 4×4 trip.
Etosha National Park is a unique place in Namibia. Many would say that the park’s main characteristic is the huge salt pan found in the park. It is so large that you can see it from space. There is also an abundance of wildlife that come to drink at the waterholes, giving you the best chance to see all kinds of game. Etosha is also one of the most accessible parks in the country.
The park is proudly a malaria free zone and it is accessible in a regular car but what fun would that be? Rather rent a 4×4 from South Africa 4×4 and take a self-drive 4×4 trip through the park. There are quite a few options available with regards to accommodation inside the park. There are also restaurants, viewing decks, petrol stations and shops. Luxurious units are now available inside the park.
Landscape and Vegetation
Namibia is one of the most diverse countries and it exhibits an array of habitats and vegetation. It is also one of the few places in the world where animals can roam free and they are unrestricted by humans. The country consists of desert, semi-deserts as well as wide open savannahs. The park is found in the north east of Namibia and as you travel further north, you will encounter what it really means to be in wide open spaces as there is a massive grassland that is almost 5000 square kilometres. It is here where you will behold large Camel Thorn trees alongside Mopani trees. The abundance of wildlife is thanks to the diverse vegetation found in the area.
The accommodation options available to you inside Etosha National Park are very well equipped and you will find petrol stations, restaurants, swimming pools and shops. There are three main camps; Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni and they all offer different types of accommodation ranging from camping areas to chalets which overlook the bustling waterholes. As you get further into the park, you will find the more exclusive camps; Dolomite and Onkoshi.
With South Africa 4×4, you won’t be needing any accommodation as our vehicles are fully equipped with roof tents as well as everything else you will need for the journey, all you have to bring are your clothes and a camera to capture some of the scenery to show all your jealous friends when you return from your journey.