The Big Five

Big Five Close Up in a our car rental 4x4 camping equipped vehicles

Namibia has a subtropical desert climate, with sparse rainfall and generally low humidity. The big five animals are all in the northern quadrant of the country.

This is because the rainfall is higher, and the region benefits from seasonal flooding from Angola. Caprivi, Waterberg Plateau, and Etosha National Park are thus the best locations to see big five close up in a Namibia 4x4 car rental that our company provides.

Rent a 4x4 and Namibia’s Five Are in Easy Reach!

Gravel Road

That’s right. Namibia’s roads are well maintained. Our 4x4 vehicles eat up the distance in as little as nine hours. You can break your journey at an overnight destination we’ll happily recommend. There are plenty of campsites on-route but the planning is still important as the distance between them are far. You can visit our travellers information page and find the necessary information around camping sites and much much more. Our top camping site suggestions are:

However, you may be more interested in getting to see your first lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, or cape buffalo soon.

Four of Big Five Close Up in Bwabwata National Park

Bwabwata National Park in Caprivi is 4x4 territory, with good stocks of elephant, buffalo, lion, and shy leopard too. The Okavango and Kwando Rivers attract large numbers of smaller game including the African wild dog, also known as the painted wolf or Cape hunting dog.

The woodlands are relatively sparse with open savannah. Bwabwata National Park is an excellent opportunity to photograph four of Africa’s big five close up. Our Namibia 4x4 rental cars are in superb condition with 4x4 gearbox and roof tents, which are an excellent place to take photographs or just enjoy the Namibian sunrise.

Namib Desert

See Nature Conservation in Action in Waterberg Plateau Park

You may not see as much big game in Waterberg Plateau Park. There are no lions and elephants there, and stocks of leopard, rhino, and buffalo are scarce. However, you may still like to take your Namibia car rental there, because this is a breeding site for endangered species.

Hold your breath and your camera ready for your first sight of roan antelope, sable antelope, eland, tsessebe, damara dik-dik, and greater kudu. Be on a loop track early in the morning and you may see wild dog and side-striped jackal. Waterberg Plateau Park game viewing is best from May to October.

Wild Dog

Find Four Big Five Close Up in Etosha Pan

Elephant, lion, and leopard are common on the vast Etosha Pan. Rhinoceros numbers are a secret because of poaching, while the last buffalo kill was in the 1950’s.

Etosha Pan is closer to the arid south. The dry pans are therefore largely devoid of vegetation, while the growth between them is grass and small shrubs.

Etosha is the best place to see almost all the big five close up in a Namibian car rental, with 4x4 and optional roof tent. Rent your 4x4 camping vehicle from Two Oceans Car Rental service in Windhoek, Namibia. We believe in excellent service with personal attention and superb vehicles ready and waiting for you to drive.

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