Drive time: 5 hours, 205 miles
We drive to Ongava Game Reserve on the boundary of Etosha National Park, to experience the highest density of wildlife within Namibia and this iconic salt pan. Springs along the edge of the pan attract and quench the thirst of a dense and varied conglomeration of wildlife, mixing savanna and desert species like impala and springbuck. On day 9 we embark on a full day game drive into Etosha, exploring the southern roads of Etosha Pan from Okakeujo through to Halali, meandering our way from waterhole to spring and enjoying the endless vistas and mirages of the pan itself.
On the southern boundary of Etosha National Park lies Ongava Game Reserve, a prolific private concession home to large concentrations of wildlife: notably lion, cheetah, black rhino, white rhino, springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, Burchell's zebra, Hartmann's mountain zebra, waterbuck, red hartebeest, giraffe, eland and the endemic black-faced impala. To further enhance our Etosha experience we can enjoy night game drives and walks, while evening game viewing is enhanced with a floodlit waterhole out the front of the main area. Overnights Andersson’s Camp.