Nuamses waterhole

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One of Etosha national park's more picturesque waterholes, located within a large sinkhole about 70 meters in diameter.

It is Fed by a water level fountain, with the name being a local word for 'black water' — referring to the murky color of its water 1.

On its sides are rocky crevices that provide shelter to some animals 1.

There also is a parking spot near its rim, from where visitors can look on.

What to do thereGame viewing and bird watching

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

Location of Nuamses waterholeIt sits on the eastern end of Etosha national park, near the Etosha Lookout Point and the southern periphery of the Etosha Salt Pan.

It also is at the centre of a large clearing and there's a gravel road leading up to it.

How to get thereBy road, as the nearest airstrip is about 20 km away, at Halali camp.

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

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