Koinachas fountain waterhole

One of Etosha national park's 80+ waterholes, an artesian fountain that's frequented by predators such as lions, as well as other animals

About 30 metres from it is a parking area, from where most visitors can view animals — from the safety of a car.

At its centre is a small island, filled with as much reeds as the animals can spare.

What to do thereGame drives, game viewing and bird watching, though some waiting may be necessary to see a lot of animals.

Mornings are said to be best for game viewing, when most herbivores can see their predators well. Afternoons see less activity as animals take shelter from the sun's heat.

Best time to visitDuring winter and spring seasons when rainfall is scarce and more animals visit the waterhole.

Location of Koinachas fountain waterholeIt sits on a large clearing amidst the mopane velds of Etosha national park's eastern end — less than 2km from Namutoni camp.

The land around it turns into a grassland after the rains and is on slightly higher ground than it.

It also is near the southeastern end of the Etosha Salt Pan, and a short drive off the road from Namutoni to Halali camp.

How to get thereBy road, as although it is near Namutoni airstrip, a vehicle may still be needed to safely get to it.

Von Lindequist gate is the nearest entry point, with transport options including, private or rental vehicles, as well as self drive, overland or bus tours.

References1. By Alchemist-hp (talk) (www.pse-mendelejew.de) - Own work, FAL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18061275

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