'Etosha' - the name conjures up images of a wilderness of stark, wide-open spaces and that's exactly what this Namibian National Park is - the crown jewel of Namibian Parks.
The park is built around the huge salt pan, which takes up about 21% of the park.
The park is well-known for its waterholes. Each of the three main camps has one and visitors can sit throughout the day and watch procession after procession of game coming down to drink.
You can even sit through the night as each waterhole is floodlit. We have seen leopard, lion, black rhino and elephant at the Okaukuejo and Halali camp waterholes at night.
This picture shows a black rhino drinking at Okaukuejo waterhole after the sun has set. You will notice the pink afterglow in the water (no filters or Photoshop additions here)
"Thank you for sending me the updated Etosha eBook at no cost! The extra seventy pages with new lessons and featuring nice lodges outside the park really makes the book an indispensable resource for visitors."
--Klaus Schmidt, Germany
Not bad for 'cheap' accommodation hey!
Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) have renovated in style - let's hope they maintain adequately in the future.
To see some of our photographs please visit our Etosha Gallery page and for some tips on photographing in the park please see our interviews with Daryl Balfour who is a professional nature photographer and Kathryn Haylett who is a safari guide and wildlife photographer specialising in various Namibian wildlife destinations.
To get a feel for the Park please check out our Etosha Trip Reports:
September 2010 Trip Report
August 2011 Trip Report
October 2011 Trip Report
Jennifer also wrote a most informative article on Photographing in Etosha for PhotographyBB Magazine in their April 2011 issue. To download a PDF of the article please click here
To download an article on using filters to photograph landscapes in the national park please click here
To download a brochure on The Photographer's Guide to Etosha National Park site-guide / eBook please click here
To read a first-time visitor's experience of visiting Namibia's biggest national park click here
To download some park and camp maps please click
Namibia has so much more to offer in addition to Etosha. There is the Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, Kolmanskop, Solitaire, Damaraland, the Kalahari, Namib Naukluft Park, Caprivi Strip and the Skeleton coast to name some of the more famous tourist hot-spots.
We have travelled to most of these hot-spots and share them with you on our Photographing Namibia page.
Would you like to return home from your Etosha safari with amazing photos? If yes then this eBook is for you...
"Your time and money are valuable and the information in this book will help you save both." - Don Stilton, Florida, USA
"I highly recommend the book to anyone visiting Etosha National Park to photograph the animals - or anyone considering an African photography safari in the future." - Anne Darling, Cognac, France
"If you intend visiting Etosha National Park this ebook is a must have item! It is a detailed guide that shares park secrets with photographers to help you take amazing safari pictures" - Lovelyn Bettison, London, UK
"Quite simply, the Photographers Guide to Etosha eBook is an absolute must have for those travelling to Namibia with the intention of taking stunning photographs of the wildlife congregating around the waterholes of Etosha. The authors are real experts on advising how to get into the right position, at the right time to effectively capture your subject" - Rhys Powell, Namibia Tourism Board, UK