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Andoni waterhole near Namutoni Restcamp during the dry season in Etosha National Park

This waterhole is named after the Andoni Plains, where it is located, which in turn is thought to be an Owambo corruption of the family name Anton.

About:  This waterhole, located close to the Nehale Lya Mpingana Gate, was created by a mining company while searching for minerals in 1923.  It was subsequently found to be an endemic source of Anthrax and welded shut in the 1970’s.

Over time the high pressure and saline water has caused the casing to corrode and the water once again flows freely at Andoni.

Blue Cranes are often seen in the area and it is one of the few places in the park where they can be spotted during the dry season.

Water Source: Artificial borehole

Water Availability:  Flows freely year-round


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