Description of accommodation:
Namutoni is situated on the eastern side of Etosha, and derives its name from the old German fort around which it is built. The presence of the fort gives Namutoni more character than the other rest camps in Etosha, and in terms of accommodation this is probably the best of the three rest camps. During 2007 the accommodation at Namutoni was completely overhauled with the intention of making this a luxury camp inside the Etosha National Park. The Fort, which is for pedestrians only and overlooks the King Nehale waterhole, is the hub of activity with two restaurants, a relaxation lounge, a bar, crafts boutique, curio shop, jewelers and bookstore. An elevated decked walkway along the water-hole provides views of the surrounding scenery, wildlife and spectacular sunsets.
Description of Surroundings:
In the vast arid space of Northern Namibia lies one of Southern Africa’s best loved wildlife sanctuaries. Etosha National Park offers excellent game viewing in one of Africa’s most accessible venues. Zebra and springbok are scattered across the endless horizon, while the many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope. Etosha, meaning ‘place of dry water’, is encloses a huge, flat calcrete depression (or pan) of about 5 000km². The ‘Pan’ provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub. The pan itself contains water only after very good rains and sometimes for only a few days each year, but is enough to stimulate the growth of a blue-green algae which lures thousands of flamingos.
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