Western part is Open
The western part of the park used to be exclusively for tour operators with special permits. It is now open to visitors who book a night at Dolomite camp (named after the waterhole at the foot of the Koppie Dolomietpunt). The camp is located on a ‘koppie’ in the western part of the reserve. The area and vegetation is very different to the south- eastern and eastern part of the park. One can find the Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra
In this area and with a more undulating landscape, it makes for a very different wildlife experience. White dust and clay which makes up the Etosha Pan turns to a reddish brown soil during this time which may lead you to believe you have entered an entirely new park when you visit.
The route from Okaukuejo to Dolomite is a roughly 175km’s with 15 waterholes evenly spaced out on route. These waterholes have been open for several years now and have recently been revamped, ensuring that the wildlife becomes more prolific in these areas. You can also access Dolomite from the Galton Gate which is located in the western border of park. You will need to have a reservation at Dolomite to visit this area or get access through the Galton Gate.