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Etosha is arguably second only to South Africa’s Kruger National Park as the most renowned self-drive safari destination. There is a well-marked network of good gravel roads and numerous waterholes to stop at for outstanding game viewing, without having to demonstrate the tracking skills of a trained guide. Restcamps within the park are perfectly set up for self-drivers, with maps, convenience stores, refuelling stations and a friendly, communal feel where guests and staff exchange game viewing tips and stories each day. You are not permitted to drive in the park after dark and there are various rules to adhere to, which the restcamps or lodges outside the park can fully brief you on. Other than that, if the thought of driving close to big game such as elephant or rhino is a thrilling rather than a terrifying prospect, there is a rewarding feel to discovering Etosha’s rich variety of wildlife under your own steam.

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