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Namutoni Camp

Namutoni Camp

Namutoni Camp is on the eastern side of Etosha National Park, just inside Von Lindquist Gate. Namutoni Camp has the old German Fort Namutoni buildings at its center, and these function as the common area, housing two restaurants, a lounge, bar, crafts boutique, curio shop, jeweller, and bookshop.

The fact that the camp encompasses the old fort and that Makalani Palms surround it does lend an aura of otherness to it, almost as if it is part of a film set.

Etosha National Park, or Etosha, as it is fondly and locally known, is one of the largest savanna conservations in Africa and is world renowned for its spectacular wildlife. Visitors are amazed at the accessibility of large numbers of elephant, black and white rhinoceros, lion, leopard, and cheetah, as well as herds of innumerable springbok, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, and a multitude of other fascinating species. Namutoni is the closest rest camp to Fischer's Pan where one will find a feast of waterfowl in rainy season. The most famous is a breeding colony of flamingos.

In its past, Namutoni has served as a military fort (in the wars between the German troops stationed in Namibia and the local population), a Rinderpest Outpost, and a frontier post to supervise smuggling and the trade with the Ovambo people. It was declared a national monument on February 15, 1950.

Today, all rooms at the camp have en-suite bathroom facilities, mini-bar, air-conditioning, and a tea/coffee station. Mosquito nets are fitted to the front and back doors.

Accommodation at Namutoni Camp consists of 24 double rooms and twenty bush chalets. The double rooms are accessed along wooden walkways. The bush chalets are more spacious and private and also feature an indoor/outdoor shower. For the more adventurous traveller, outdoor camping is also available.

Inside the fort are two restaurants. African Fusion offers African fare, while The Steakhouse has more of a European flavor to its menu. Guests can also enjoy their meals (and drinks!) in the comfortable lounge area.

Activities while at Namutoni Camp center around game viewing, whether in your own vehicle or on guided morning and afternoon game drives. Namibia Wildlife Resorts has recently introduced guided night drives, which until recently were not allowed in Etosha.

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