Homob waterhole

No image
Made up of two separate waterholes inside a large depression, 30m from each other and fed by the same artesian fountain.

One of these is larger and has a small island filled with reeds.

Its name is said to either mean 'big locusts' or 'place near the point' — referring to its location near a peninsula 1.

What to do thereGame drives, game viewing and bird watching — a pair of binoculars may come in handy.

Best time to visitDuring the months of May to October, when it is one of few water sources in the park and more animals drink from it.

Location of Homob waterholeIt sits at the centre of a large clearing, near the southern periphery of the Etosha Salt Pan and one of its peninsulas.

It also is inside Etosha national park.

How to get thereBy road — with Anderson's gate being the nearest entry point.

Both Halali and Okaukuejo camps are about the same distance away.

References1. H.H. BERRY et al. (1997) Origin and meanings of place names in the Etosha National Park, Namibia. Available at: http://www.the-eis.com (Accessed: 6 August 2019)

Continue reading

Popular spots
Homob waterhole map preview