Namutoni must be the rest camp in the Etosha National Park with the most character. It owes this to the old German fort around which the camp is built as well as the makalani palms dotting the landscape. Namutoni is situated near the Von Lindquist gate on the eastern side of the Park and is close to Fischer’s Pan, where you can see crowds of flamingos and other waterbirds during the wet season.
Namutoni is a restcamp on the edge of Etosha pan in the Oshikoto Region in northern Namibia. It is one of the entrance gates to Etosha National Park.
Namutoni offers luxury accommodation in 20 bush chalets and 24 double rooms. The bush chalets are en-suite (with double shower) and equipped with fridge, tea/ coffee facilities and sliding door leading to private relaxation area (with outside shower). The double rooms are en-suite and equipped with fridge, tea/ coffee facilities and outside private area. Namutoni also offers campsites in the Etosha National Park, with shared ablutions and power points as well as water at each site.
The Fort is the central hub of Namutoni and you can only reach it on foot via a wooden walkway which allows you to see the natural surroundings and beautiful sunsets. The Fort overlooks the floodlit King Nehale waterhole, where you can see a wide range of animals coming for a refreshing drink. The Fort also houses two restaurants (The Steakhouse offers international fare, while African Fusion serves delicious African meals), bar, lounge, curio shop, bookshop, jeweller and crafts boutique.
There are a number of waterholes around Namutoni, and because the Etosha National Park is geared towards self-drive game viewing, you will be able to visit these whenever you want to. The Chudob waterhole has a floating reed island, while Kalkheuvel and Tsumcor are a photographer’s dream. Namutoni also offers three guided game drives per day: early in the morning, late in the afternoon and after dark.