Rest Camp And Activity Highlights
- Historic Fort
- Flood-lit waterhole
- Guided night drives
- Guided morning and afternoon game drives
- African fusion restaurant
- Curio shop, jewellers, and bookstore
General Rest Camp Information
- Lodge type; Safari Camp
- Location; Etosha National Park
- Lodge size; 44 Chalets
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Namutoni: A Historic Fort Now A Rest Camp In Etosha National Park
Namutoni Rest Camp is located on the eastern side of Etosha National Park. It centres on an old German Fort overlooking the King Nehale waterhole.
The Fort has been developed into a hub of activity, offering two restaurants, a relaxation lounge, a bar, a crafts boutique, a curio shop, jewellers, and a bookstore.
The Fort area is for pedestrian access only, and an elevated decked walkway along the water-hole-facing wall will provide opportunities for enjoying the surrounding scenery, wildlife, and spectacular sunsets.
Rooms And Suites
The Rest Camp offers a variety of rooms and chalets to choose from.
The 20x bush chalets are accessed along wooden walkways and offer privacy and comfort with access to a private area both at the front and from the bathroom. They are equipped with a fridge and tea station.
The 24x double rooms are spacious and private, with a double shower and basin bathroom. Sliding doors give access to a relaxation area in the front of the chalet, while an outside shower is reachable via the bathroom. They are also equipped with a fridge and tea station.
Cuisine And Wine
The Namutoni Rest Camp offers a variety of different cuisines and wines for its guests to enjoy.
The restaurant serves a mix of African and international dishes, while the bar offers an assortment of local and imported beers, spirits, and wines.
Do not expect anything near fine dining; meals are basic in nature, and you will be staying here for the wildlife, not the food. This is a government-run operation, after all.
Think of Namutoni more as a budget self-catering option with a restaurant.
There is also a shop on site where guests can purchase snacks and drinks to enjoy in their rooms or around the camp.
At Namutoni Rest Camp, visitors can take advantage of the many amenities and facilities on offer. These include a restaurant, bar, tourist shop, swimming pool, flood-lit waterhole, kiosk and petrol station.
The camp is also home to a museum, which offers an interesting insight into the area's history.
Namibia Wildlife Resorts is now offering, for the first time in the 100-year history of the park, guided night drives from the three camps in Etosha, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience an entirely different side of Etosha's wildlife treasures. Morning and afternoon guided game drives are also on offer.
All guided drives are conducted in specially modified land-rovers, using experienced guides who will help you discover the wonders of nature, both big and small.
Families are most welcome at Namutoni Rest Camp, although it must be said that there are no activities for the little ones on offer other than game drives.
Namutoni Rest Camp is a great place to stay if you're looking to enjoy the beauty and wildlife of Etosha National Park. The camp offers a variety of chalets to choose from, as well as restaurants, bars, shops, and other amenities.
Activities available at the camp include self-guided game drives and optional night drives.
Rates from NAD$ 1 520.00 per person
Namutoni Rest Camp Rates
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in Namibian Dollars (NAD)
*Rates may vary according to season
- VAT and tourism levies
- Park fees
- All other meals
- All drinks
- All activities
- Items of a personal nature
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