Olifantsrus Camp

Etosha National Park

Olifantsrus Camp
Please note: Our review of this property has not yet been added. Watch this space. We're working on it.

As a tailor-made tour operator, we often have to get creative when designing your perfect itinerary.

For example, your travel consultant might add this property to your itinerary if:

Location is a significant factor
It offers a unique feature that will enhance your experience
This is a last-minute booking and room availability is limited
Cost is a factor and you'd rather splash out on another part of your trip
This is a newly opened or refurbished property that we have not inspected yet

When designing your custom itinerary we have much to consider not least of which is the value proposition of every product and service included in your quote. In all cases we strive to give you the best experience possible within your budget so please feel free to ask your travel consultant to share their reasons for including this property in your itinerary.

Being a state-owned Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) property, Olifantsrus Camp will not win awards for its facilities or aesthetics but when it comes to the classic Etosha wildlife experience, this odd little place walks away with top honours. And that’s all to do with the game viewing hide.

At the end of an elevated wooden walkway, the hut-shaped hide juts into a small but oh-so-popular waterhole for some serious wildlife close-ups. From your elevated position the impossibly flat expanse of Etosha opens up all the way to the setting sun and special red floodlights keep the action going all through the night.

The western part of Etosha receives almost no traffic and with just 10 camping sites at Olifantsrus, you are assured of a front-row seat in that magnificent hide plus a whole lot more peace and quiet - even in peak season.

The wildlife here is prolific. Elephants, rhinos, lions, hyenas, jackals, antelopes galore along with the rest of Etosha’s wildlife and birdlife all seem quite partial to this particular water source negating the need for a game drive or even a game guide - a good reference book will do.

The price? Fend for yourself with a plug point, a water tap and a fire pit. Well not quite, the camp does have a small kiosk selling firewood, drinks and snacks, a basic communal kitchen and wash area and an ablution block with solar-heated water - take your shower in the evening; photovoltaic cells don’t work so well at night, even in Namibia.

The camping sites, while large enough, have been sited rather close together on account of the paucity of shady trees. Hopefully as the camp matures - it opened in October 2015 - so will the trees. And if the generator packs in it’s bye-bye water supply, electricity and the waterhole floodlights. All part of the adventure for the well-prepared.

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