Pick-up perfect. The ranger shared his knowledge with passion and in a light-hearted manner. We saw 3 of the Big 5! People who were not prepared for the cold did suffer. We suggest that a pair of binoculars between 2 is the minimum. We took a flask of warm tea and some biscuits - that was appreciated by all!
Great place for Safari, I do however suggest to drive with your own vehicule as the guided tours don't go to any different places than normal people. You could however do it for the information provided by the guide or the morning/night drive.
On arrival, the staff were not particularly helpful when we wanted to change some of the arrangements - they were very rude and unhelpful. However the guides were very good and we ended up seeing a lot of wildlife.
Cold!! A reminder to take a rug would be helpful Vehicle seats very hard Unfortunately not much game activity on the night Driver would have benefited by having a spotter with him
Very good,the guide was very nice and helpfulvin spotting wild animals!
It was a great experience, we really enjoyed it even if, unfortunately, we didn't get to see any lion.
Good, friendly, educational experience.
The game drive was superb. Very good guide (as we experienced elsewhere). We should have been better prepared for how very, very cold it was early in the morning; despite suggesting warm clothes and there being blankets in the vehicle, not one of us was adequately dressed. This drive I would strongly recommend, unlike the truly awful night game drive (about which we heard bad reports again this year).
Brilliant place to view game - during self drives - waterholes all well signed Good night drive option
Only us 4 on the game drive which was super. Driver gave lots of information and tried hard to find the best viewing spots.
Both enjoyable but the afternoon one more so, as it was just our group on that one (plus it was warmer). Same guide for both, which was great as he got to know us.
Helpful and knowledgeable guides
We visited the park with our car, it's easy and more interesting. I don't recommend to arrange game drive with the lodges
It might have been just the randomness of game drives, but our best drives were from Onguma (into Etosha) and Andersson's (on Ongava). The Etosha drive from Okaukuejo was also quite good. The drives from Halali were a bit disappointing - we did better on our own than with the guide, who seemed bored.
We did both a night drive and a day drive. We saw lots of animals on both occasions. During the day a huge heard of elephants and in the evening a Lion and 2 leopards. Day drive guide was not very good, he seemed bored and not interested, thus making it quite boring towards the end when there were no animals to be seen. Where as the evening guide was fantastic, very knowledgable and entertaining, so even in the quite moments you didn`t get bored. I guess you just have to be lucky.
At last we saw Hyenas
Awesome...Gabriel and Samuel were insightful as well as entertaining. Gabriel provided us with the most amazing experience - a male and female lion setting up an ambush then making 2 kills with 9 cubs as well. INCREDIBLE!
Thanks for Allison's advice re the game drive - the night drive was good as way of getting into the park after sunset and we saw several rhinos and a pair of lions, and as we had just arrived was a good introduction to the park. I am glad we didn't book a daytime drive though as we initially wanted to as it was very easy to do this ourselves
Very good drive games
The night drive at Okaukuejo was good. We did have one concern which was shared by two other ladies on the drive. We came across two male lions in separate spots. We felt that much too much time was spent on these lions, who did finally get thoroughly fed up. We understand that people like to take lots of photos (my husband is a photographer) but everyone must have taken about 50 photos each - most with flash - and we finally did ask the driver to leave them in peace. I did write a comment on the form provided at the resort.