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How busy is Sesrien and Etosha in June?

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How busy is Sesrien and Etosha in June?

As I work reserving with NWR, if they have open campsites, it would certainly be less stressful. But if we find a place to park, we'll have a place to sleep, chuckle.

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1. Re: How busy is Sesrien and Etosha in June?

You can't just pitch a tent at the side of the road, not in "busy" areas or National Parks. You will not be allowed in the gate, without a confirmed reservation.

I think some good advice has already been offered about using a local agent. Namibia is different from Australia.

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2. Re: How busy is Sesrien and Etosha in June?

At Sesriem they have a grotty area they use as an overflow carpark for people that turn up without reservations. You have to use the petrol station toilets etc. It isn't very nice.

You can't just pitch your tent anywhere you like!

At Etosha they don't have overflow campsites. Campsites are numbered and when they are full they are full. Sleeping in the carpark is not an option.

It really is best to just sort out your bookings before you go and avoid the hassle of having to go back out the park again and sleep outside.

May/June by the way is pretty busy this year, so chances of turning up and having space at Okaukujo or Sesriem is slim...particularly if you are looking at mid to end of the month.

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3. Re: How busy is Sesrien and Etosha in June?

Why not give Cardbox a try for campsite??

http://www.namibian.org/

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4. Re: How busy is Sesrien and Etosha in June?

Just to emphasize what is said above, you will ticketed/arrested if in the park after dark and not in a campsite/lodges. You have to check in each day and check out at the gates, so they will catch you. If you have stayed over night without a reservation, then you will be caught when trying to leave the park. You have to provide the reservation paperwork if you have been in the park overnight.

And both will be very busy in June.

Edited: 12 February 2014, 13:09
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