This is the area where you're most likely to get your best game viewing in Namibia, with the chance to track rhino and desert elephants.
Eleanor, Original Traveller
Northern Namibia has the country's best game viewing safaris, centred on Etosha National Park - one of Africa's oldest and largest national parks - and the ideal place to combine with a relaxing stay at one of the slick lodges in the NamibRand.
Why we think you’ll love it
- The dry air and lack of light pollution in Namibia make for amazing night skies, with the canopy of stars stretching down to the horizon.
From the gallery
Luxury Safari Holidays to Etosha & Damaraland
Etosha, meaning 'Great White Place', is named after the massive salt pan which dominates the game reserve.
Occasionally, if the rains have been good, the pan fills with water and forms a temporary lake which attracts large flocks of flamingos. Most of the time the pan is dry, but perennial springs draw large concentrations of wildlife at all times of year.
In between Windhoek and Etosha is Damaraland, one of the most scenic areas in Namibia. Its dramatic landscape of petrified forests also hosts abundant wildlife such as the endangered desert elephant, and also black rhino. Damaraland is also home to a multitude of ancient rock engravings depicting scenes thousands of years old.
Several of the team at Original Travel have visited the finest lodges in Damaraland and Etosha National Park, that between them, offer the best in luxury safari holidays.