Activities in the private reserves near Etosha
The private game reserves around the Etosha National park have the advantage that they are not governed by the strict rules that apply in the Park. This enables guests to enjoy guided game walks and night drives in these reserves.
The lodges around the Etosha National Park, many of which are on land which was formally cattle ranches, now are private game reserves and form a vital buffer between the National Park and the local communities. The advantage of these private reserves is that the game sightings are very closely monitored and guests have the opportunity to take part in guided game walks and also if you are lucky to track rhino on foot. On game walks guests also get to enjoy the smaller things from plants to spoor and tracks as well as having a chance to appreciate the outstanding birdlife, with Short-toed Rock Thrush, White-tailed Shrike, Hartlaub's Francolin and raptors in abundance.
On night drives guests drive with a spot light picking out the eyes of the animals guests have the chance to see the nocturnal species wake up and come to life, from hippo leaving the water to graze to the chance to see a pride of lion hunting under the cover of darkness.