Klein Okevi waterhole

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One of Etosha national park's natural waterholes, located at the centre of a circular depression.

Klein means 'small' in Afrikaans, with Okevi being a local word for 'from underground' - probably referring to its natural nature 1.

There's a well worn elephant path linking it to Groot Okevi in the north and Koinachas waterhole in the south.

What to do thereBird watching and game viewing, especially during early mornings and late evenings — a good spot to see elephants.

Best time to visitDuring winter and early spring, when it's water levels have just been replenished by the rains and animals come to drink from it.

Location of Klein Okevi waterholeIt sits at the centre of a large clearing, amidst the shrublands of Etosha national park's eastern end, about 200 metres from the road north from Namutoni camp to King Nehale gate.

It also is near the south eastern shores of the Etosha Salt Pan.

How to get thereBy road, though it is close to both Namutoni camp and Namutoni airstrip.

Transport options include private or rental vehicles — 4x4 or otherwise, except during heavy rainfall.

Or use one of the self drive, overland or bus tour packages.

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)

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