Namutoni Restcamp

Etosha Pan, Namibia

Namutoni Restcamp

Namutoni Restcamp is a totally unique safari lodge, built around a reconstructed nineteenth-century German fort, and located in the game-rich eastern region of Etosha National Park, close to Fisher's Pan.

Namutoni Restcamp is located on the eastern side of Etosha National Park, and takes its name from the colonial-era German fort around which it is built. From this superb location, Namutoni overlooks a small but well-frequented waterhole, and enjoys good access to the Etosha Pan and Fisher's Pan, which is famous for its huge flocks of water birds.

Namutoni opened in 1958, making it one of the oldest safari camps in Namibia. It has been extensively refurbished numerous times since its opening (most recently in 2007) and today remains one of the better lodges in the park. The fort, with its characteristic whitewashed walls, gives Namutoni a charm and character that other camps in Etosha lack. This, combined with the excellent location, makes Namutoni one of the best lodges in Eastern Etosha.

Namutoni isn't perfect. It's a fairly large resort (44 rooms, plus a small camping site), with hotel-style accommodation, meaning it lacks the intimacy that many smaller bush camps offer. For its unique location and design, however, we're usually more than happy to recommend Namutoni.


Namutoni has 24 spacious double rooms, all of them fully en-suite. They are large rooms with indoor lounges and private outdoor sitting areas.

In addition there are 20 bush chalets. These are a little more lavish than the standard rooms, and feature larger bedrooms, outdoor showers, and comfortable indoor and outdoor sitting areas.

Namutoni also has a small camping site where guests can pitch their own tents – this is primarily for those on self-drive holidays.


There are two restaurants and a bar where meals can be taken. Namutoni is typically booked on a B&B basis, with a buffet breakfast provided each morning.


- Restaurant and steakhouse
- Bar
- Curio shop
- Swimming pool


- Morning and afternoon game drives
- Night game drives

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at Namutoni.

The secure location and hotel-style accommodation makes Namutoni a good option for families travelling with young children. The cost of game-viewing activities is reduced for children under the age of twelve, though do note that children under the age of six are not permitted on game drives.