One of Etosha national park
's 80+ waterholes — a large pond fed by an artesian fountain
It's name means 'small Namutoni' in Afrikaans, referring to its perennial nature when compared to that at Namutoni 2
Unlike other artesian fountatins in the park, it has no island at its centre — but is still shallow enough for elephants to wade in.
The land around it is filled with white rocks, and there is a parking spot nearby from where visitors can view animals from the safety of a vehicle.What to do there
Game viewing and bird watching, with mornings said to be the best times.Best time to visit
During winter and early spring, when rainfall is scarce and more animals come to drink from it.Location of Klein Namutoni waterhole
It sits on a large clearing amidst the shrublands of Etosha national park's eastern end.
It also is about a 5 minute drive south of Namutoni camp
, with a turning point along the tarmac road from Von Lindequist gate
.How to get there
By road. Although there's Namutoni airstrip
nearby, a vehicle may still be necessary to safely get to it.
Vehicles could be private or rental, 4x4 or otherwise — except during heavy rains.
A number of companies also offer self drive, as well as bus and overland tour packages.References
1. By Yathin S Krishnappa - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26085954id=25435950
2. 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)