At a Glance
- famously great water hole
- can sit on your deck and view the water hole from certain chalets
- this popular camp can be busy and noisy
- service can vary
On the western side of Etosha, this is the biggest and noisiest national-park camp, and the staff could certainly do with a few workshops on how to deal with the public in a pleasant way. But its floodlighted water hole—regarded as one of the finest in Africa—more than makes up for any inconvenience. Climb the spiral staircase to the top of the round tower for a good view of the surrounding countryside, and then settle down to an all-night game-watching vigil. Recently renovated, pleasantly furnished, and spotlessly clean accommodations range from a premier water-hole chalet, water-hole and bush chalets, and double rooms, some of which have self-catering facilities. There is also a campsite. There are mail facilities at the camp, as well as a restaurant, gas station, and store to stock up on provisions.