Etosha National Park is one of the most popular destinations in Namibia, so book your lodging in advance.
Renting your own 4x4 and self-driving through Namibia is the best way to experience this country. Namibia has surprisingly good infrastructure, given that many of the roads are unpaved. Locals and fellow travelers are generally extremely helpful if you to run into any car problems. Also, by driving yourself, you can adjust your adventure to your nugget's pace for safaris, naps and frequent stops.
For optimal wildlife photo opportunities and to avoid the heat, excursions are best during the sunrise or sunset. Since this family travel itinerary is a full-day excursion, it will be chock-full of wildlife and adventure from sunrise to sunset!
The best time to travel to Namibia is March-October. The cool air offers clearer skies and ideal photography conditions, and temperatures are milder both during the day and night. June–August is Namibia's winter and temperatures drop to freezing at night, so plan accordingly.
Visit Etosha National Park for a family safari and camping adventure. Not only is this Namibia’s most famous wildlife reserve, this Africa trip itinerary is exciting and offers fun for all. Start the day off early to enjoy the numerous species of animals, reptiles and birds before lunch. Then, head to Dolomite Camp to relax, regroup and grab some food. Afterwards, head out with the kids for more safari excitement. Continue to Olifantsrus Camp to set up your campsite. Then, go watch some animals as they head to the watering place. Once evening approaches, relax and enjoy the beauty of the Namibian sunset at your campsite. The next day, continue toward Okaukuejo Rest Camp and see the sights along the way. The former military outpost of Okaukuejo is known for its floodlit water hole. It’s one of many memorable experiences in Namibia for kids and a great way to cap off your Etosha adventure.