Entrance to Namutoni camp in EtoshaEntrance to Namutoni camp in Etosha

Namutoni Camp is on the eastern side of Etosha and derives its name from the old German fort, which is the heart of Namutoni camp.  

The Namutoni Fort has more character than the other rest camps in Etosha and makes a very good photographic subject from all angles...

Namutoni the Fort in EtoshaNamutoni the Fort
The Fort at Namutoni camp in EtoshaThe Fort at Namutoni camp in Etosha

The reception area is opposite the petrol station which is just outside the Fort.....

Namutoni camps reception in EtoshaNamutoni camps reception in Etosha

Namutoni camp has a restaurant with an open court yard for relaxation, a bar, crafts and curios and a small shop, a museum and a petrol station.

Namutoni camps shop in EtoshaThe Namutoni camps shop in the Fort

The fort, swimming pool and chalets are all linked by a wooden walkway - this is not going to last with the hot Namibian sun!

Namutoni swimming pool areaNamutoni camps swimming pool
Banded Mongoose like to hang out near Namutoni camps poolBanded Mongoose like to hang out at the pool
Mongoose checking out Marios hat at the pool in Namutoni campMongoose checking out Marios hat at the pool

Food and Drink

Namutoni courtyardcourtyard in the Fort at Namutoni camp

There is a small kiosk that serves light meals and snacks during the day.

The Fort restaurant has seating inside and in the courtyard. The food is average but we try to take our own food so we don't have to eat at the restaurant, we take out go-anywhere braai and braai near the campers.

Namutoni restaurant in Etosha National ParkInside Namutoni restaurant
Namutoni Forts courtyard in EtoshaThe Forts courtyard

At night the Fort courtyard comes alive with lights and the fire pit with its animal cutouts make for a great atmosphere...

The Namutoni Forts courtyard at nightThe Namutoni Forts courtyard at night
Namutoni fire pit with Elephant imageNamutoni camps fire pit with Elephant and other animal images

There is a boma-bar is called The 'Oboma Bush Bar' that serves both local and imported drinks. We love the fire barrels with their cut out animals, giving a nice effect at night.

Namutoni camps sign leading to the Oboma Bush barNamutoni camps sign leading to the Oboma Bush bar
Namutoni camps bush bomaNamutoni camps bush boma
Namutoni banded mongoose the night afterThe night after....banded mongoose


Namutoni camp has 3 types of accommodation; bush chalets, rooms and campsites.  There is no self-catering available at the rooms or the chalets.

When you arrive at the camp you cannot drive to your chalet or room - you must park in a parking area and then you are taken by golf cart to your unit (not sure if they have changed this). If you leave something behind in your car do enjoy the walk back to the parking area and then back to your chalet! 

The double Rooms are accessed along wooden walkways....

Namutoni camps double roomsNamutoni camps double rooms

each double room is tastefully decorated and each has an en-suite bathroom, bar fridge, air-con, tea and coffee station.....

Namutoni camps double roomNamutoni camps double room

and a small area with chairs in the front of the rooms....

The outside area of the double rooms at Namutoni campThe outside area of the double rooms at Namutoni camp

The Bush chalets are spacious and more private than the double rooms.......

Pathway leading to Namutoni camps bush chaletsPathway leading to Namutoni camps bush chalets
Outside view of the bush chalets at Namutoni campOutside view of the bush chalets

each bush chalet has; air-conditioning, a bar fridge, seating area inside and a tea and coffee station.....

Bush chalet bedroom in Namutoni camp in EtoshaBush chalet bedroom in Namutoni camp

en suite bathroom with bath/shower, hand basins.....

Namutoni bush chalet bathroomNamutoni bush chalet bathroom
Namutoni camp bathroomNamutoni camp bathroom

glass sliding doors give you access to a private courtyard in the front of the bush chalet, where you can relax....

Namutoni bush chalet courtyardNamutoni bush chalet courtyard

The new bush chalets have been ronovated and they are 5-star in terms of decor...

Camping facilities are available as well, with power points, communal kitchen and wash up area and communal ablutions.

Namutoni camps camping site in EtoshaNamutoni camps camping site

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The fort overlooks the King Nehale floodlit waterhole, which is just visible from the viewing platform in the fort but the waterhole and game are obstructed by reeds.

Namutoni deck view over the waterholeNamutoni deck view over the waterhole

The viewing deck is good for sunsets over the plains....

Namutoni sunset over the waterholeNamutoni sunset over the waterhole
Namutoni waterhole at nightNamutoni waterhole at night

There is a hide but it is a little disappointing because the view is not good due to it not being high enough and the waterhole tends not to attract a lot of game so it is not our favorite.

There are too many waterholes close to the camp (Klein-Namutoni, Koinachas, and Klein Okevi) where the animals tend to drink.

Namutoni wooden walkway to the hide in EtoshaWooden walkway to the hide
Namutoni King Nehale waterholeNamutoni King Nehale waterhole

There are guided game drives available or you can do a self-drive. The area around Namutoni camp is teaming with game because of the many good waterholes in this area. We have seen lions at most of the waterhole as well as giraffe, and the Damara Dik dik...

lions fighting near Namutoni in EtoshaMale and female lion fighting near Chudop waterhole
Lions fighting near Chudop waterhole in EtoshaLions fighting near Chudop waterhole in Etosha
lions near Chudop waterhole Namutoni camp in Etoshalions near Chudop waterhole in the Namutoni area
Lions walking towards Chudop waterhole in EothsaLions walking towards Chudop waterhole after the fight
Namatoni lion cub in Etosha National Parklion cub seen close to Namutoni camp
Damara dik-dik in the Namutoni area in EtoshaDamara dik-dik in the Namutoni area
Giraffe Klein Namutoni waterholeGiraffe and seagulls Klein Namutoni waterhole
Giraffe at Klein Namutoni waterholeGiraffe at Klein Namutoni waterhole
Namutoni Damara dik dik in EtoshaDamara dik-dik seen near Namutoni camp
Giraffe at Klein Namutoni waterholeGiraffe at Klein Namutoni waterhole
Namutoni lion cubs playing at Chudop waterholeLion cubs playing at Chudop waterhole
Black faced impala drinking at Klein Namutoni waterhole in EtoshaBlack faced impala drinking at Klein Namutoni waterhole
Damara Dik dik on Dik dik drive near NamutoniDamara Dik dik on Dik dik drive near Namutoni camp
lion cubs near Chudop waterhole in the Namutoni arealion cubs near Chudop waterhole in the Namutoni area
Namutoni lioness and cub at Chudop waterholelioness and cub at Chudop waterhole

Namutoni is the closest camp to Fisher’s Pan. The pan is a renowned spot for water birds like flamingos and Pelicans, who come to breed during the wet season.

Pelican at Fishers Pan near Namutoni in EtoshaPelican at Fishers Pan near Namutoni in Etosha

This page has been created to allow visitors to post their special stories and pictures for others to see.

The photographs should be taken at the camp waterhole or close to the camp area - at waterholes such as Chudop, Kalkheuwel, Klein-Namutoni, Groot Okevi, Klein Okevi, Twee Palms, Okerfontein,Koinachas, Tsumcor, Aroe, Andoni or Stinkwater.

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Gemsbok kill - the clean-up squads. 
We were also at Namutoni last month (October 2010). The rains had just started but there were still many animals at the waterholes. Lions had killed a …

The Namutoni area is great for sightings 
We just returned from a wonderful week in Etosha. We stayed at Namutoni and didn't have to travel far from camp to see so many animals - Chudop waterhole …

Zebra at Twee Palms waterhole 
Many visitors to Namutoni don't go east of the camp - they tend to focus on the waterholes to the north and west yet the Twee Palms waterhole makes a very …

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