Etosha Heights Private Reserve, nestled near the southwestern boundary of the renowned Etosha National Park in northern Namibia, is a mesmerizing expanse of dry and dusty terrain that enchants all who enter. The silence and seclusion that permeate the area is nothing short of captivating. The wildlife here is just as majestic as that found in the national park, but with one significant difference: access to the reserve is meticulously limited, ensuring an exclusive and entirely private wildlife encounter, far from the throngs of tourists and their noisy 4x4s. For us, this is the ideal experience.
This impressive reserve, covering 60,000 hectares of quintessential Etosha landscape, is dominated by vast, level savannahs interspersed with mopane woodlands, riverine forests, and scattered salt pans. The dolomite hills provide cover for the elusive mountain zebra, kudu, and lion – so make sure to have your cameras at the ready! Meanwhile, the various waterholes attract a plethora of game, as well as a variety of bird species. The reserve is also home to numerous antelope species, such as sable and black-faced impala, as well as giraffe and other plains game.
In winter, aardvarks and elephants are frequently spotted. The Etosha region is considered one of the best places on the continent to observe rhinos, and Etosha Heights is home to both white and black rhinos. Tracking their footprints through the dusty terrain in the morning, before ultimately coming face-to-face with one of these endangered creatures, is an unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever.
A 13 - day send drive through Namibia. Your route goes through NamibRand Nature Reserve and the endless dunes, via Swakopmund to Etosha and its amazing wilderness. Read more →