Koinseb waterhole

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One of Etosha national park's natural waterholes, fed by an artesian spring that overflows into a small but short stream.

It sometimes dries up as the dry season progresses.

The name is a local word for 'we are brothers', referring to a smaller spring that used to be a short distance downstream from the current larger one 1.

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

The overflow attracts a number of birds of prey and including vultures 1.

Best time to visitDuring the months of May to October, when it is one of few water sources in the park

Location of Koinseb waterholeIt sits in a remote area on the eastern end of Etosha national park, slightly raised from the surrounding landscape and a bit distant from the road.

How to get thereBy road — via a rather lengthy game drive from either of the park's gates.

The nearest accommodation is at Halali camp.

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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