Okaukuejo waterhole, Etosha National Park

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Wildlife are known to gather at Okaukuejo waterhole, an artificial watering hole near a rest camp and administrative center of Etosha National Park. Illuminated by floodlights at night, the waterhole attracts numerous animals who come to quench their thirst, and this is the prime time to see them. Gather near the watering hole to admire the elephants, antelopes, lions, and other mammals that flock here, especially during a dry spell in the area. Visit the spot at night for the best chance to spot the rare and endangered black rhinoceros. Make Okaukuejo waterhole a centerpiece of your Etosha National Park vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Etosha National Park online trip itinerary planner .
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  • A fantastic part of the world, to observe animals in peace. You lose touch with reality for a moment and dives into another world.
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  • The highlight of the Park are the water holes where herds of animals come to drink in front of herds of humans in this desert park. A feeling of zoo. For our thirst for discovery, a museum that makes laugh. 2 days is enough. Nothing compares to the Kruger NP we surveyed 1 week to see animals more "lonely" but present everywhere, with a richer diversity. And a more varied landscape. 6 different ecosystems, 1800 species of plants and more, 40 species of mammals, 200 bird species, between 20 and 50 species of reptiles most well-made museums, movies at the camp at night. In short, if you hesitate, prefer the Kruger, if you're in Namibia not to go to Etosha is a mistake. The prohibitive campsite for delivery prices.
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  • The hotel is moderate and very expensive, at the waterhole at night Rhinoceros with young seen, further giraffes and Springbok there are usually animals around.
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  • This was truly magical, experienced animal politics at the water hole. An evening worth anything else, make sure you have your best camera out, a bottle of wine/stock of beer, and be prepared to keep quite. Best experience ever.
  • Great waterplace with always many differents animals around...
  • This absolutely is the best waterhole in Etosha.
  • Saw tons of animals in the morning, pretty awesome!
  • Best place to observe wild animal coming to drink.
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