Etosha Safari Camp is a basic no frills camp. It is clean and comfortable and a great option for families. Due to its size, this is not suitable if you want somewhere peaceful.
Renovated in early 2019, Anderssons at Ongava has set a high benchmark for eco-tourism. A busy waterhole is the central feature of the lodge, overlooked by the communal areas including an open-air dining room, spacious lounge, curio shop, infinity pool and library. Beside the waterhole is an underground photographic hide, a lovely spot to spend a couple of hours with a camera, binoculars and bird book to identify the many species that pass through to drink and bathe.
Set slightly apart from the main lodge is the Ongava Research Centre which hosts some of the continent's leading scientists and researchers. Guests are welcome to peruse the exhibitions or join discussions with resident naturalists as they strive to lead the way in conservation education. Other activities from Anderssons include guided game drives on the reserve, and also in Etosha National Park, specialised bird watching, guided nature walks and rhino tracking.
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Eight luxury suites have a contemporary design, constructed entirely from natural resources and intended to blend into their surrounding environment. Air conditioning, indoor and outdoor showers and modern luxuries are all standard furnishings throughout, and each room has a vast private deck that offers panoramic views across the reserve. One of these rooms is designated as a family unit, built with interconnecting suites, each with their own entrance and bathroom.
Set on the southern edge of Etosha National Park, guests of Anderssons at Ongava benefit from easy exploration of both the national park and the 300 sq km private Ongave Reserve. The lodge is easily reached by road, or by light aircraft to Ongava’s private airstrip.
Food and drink
Anderssons at Ongava offers indoor and outdoor dining. Guests may find themselves enjoying a drink with the local animals, as they sip from the camp’s central waterhole close to the dining area.
Children of all ages are welcomed at Anderssons, though private vehicles must be booked for those under 12 to join safaris. Some walking activities may only be offered to older children.
Facilities and activities
Guests can enjoy plenty of activities from Anderssons, with game drives and walking safaris leaving each day. There is also the opportunity to join a walk to see the rhino, or to watch wildlife from the photographic hide. The Ongava Research Centre is located just off the camp’s boundary, and guests can visit to learn more about the local wildlife.
Environmental and social responsibility
The Ongava Research Centre was created to ensure the future of the endangered species of the area. Staff here work hard to maintain the wild habitat and learn more about the creatures in their care, with particular attention to conserving the populations of rare white and black rhino.
There is a strong emphasis on visitors immersing themselves in conservation solutions through involvement with the visiting researchers, so Anderssons is suited to people with a passion for the future of Africa's eco-systems. The rooms offer a luxurious retreat and the Ongava Reserve has some fantastic animal populations, so this lodge has multi-level appeal.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Etosha Safari Lodge is situated on a hillock about ten kilometres from Etosha's Anderson Gate. This is a fairly large lodge but the rooms are comfortable and its a good base from which to visit Etosha National Park under your own steam.
Little Ongava is Namibia's most luxurious camp. The rooms are huge, very stylish and very private. Its an ideal place for a few really special days on your holiday.
A comfortable, stylish camp located just to the east of the gate to Etosha National Park. Very family friendly, it has plenty of amenities and facilities to keep the little ones entertained.
Ideally positioned for exploring the eastern side of Etosha National Park and its diverse wildlife, Mushara Lodge has a unique character, blending traditional African and modern styles. Its comfortable accommodation, tranquil surroundings and excellent service make for a pleasant stay.
This small, homely camp offers a peaceful location nestled in the bush, just a short drive from Etosha National Park. Balancing modern comfort with an authentic bush camp feel, it’s an excellent base for exploring the area’s diverse wildlife.
Everyone travelling to and through Etosha will stop here at Okaukuejo to refuel vehicles, buy provisions and rest. However, it’s the floodlit waterhole that draws guests here as night falls for excellent wildlife viewing.
Enjoying an excellent location in the heart of the private Ongava Game Reserve and just minutes from Etosha National Park, this characterful lodge has a traditional African style and ambience, providing comfortable accommodation and a good range of activities for exploring the area’s wildlife.
We particularly like Ongava Tented Camp as it is small, personal and the waterhole in front of camp usually attracts a fair amount of game.
Located in the eastern part of Etosha National Park, Onguma Bush Camp is ideal for guided and self-drive trips, and particularly for visitors looking to observe the endangered black rhino in the wild.
The accommodation at Onguma Plains is unusual - the Moroccan theme and Fort-style architecture is not your traditional safari camp. That said, it has been beautifully decorated in a contemporary style.
Onguma is a lovely option for Eastern Etosha. It has a good location for either guided or self-drive trips into the park. The camp offers incredible luxury and true wilderness for game viewing.
The main focus of the camp is to experience wildlife in its truest form, it is a small and intimate camp, especially designed for those travellers who would like to truly experience the bush in all its raw splendour.