This model of eco-sensitive lodging provides an authentic, safe and down-to-earth experience for small groups, families and independent travellers to Etosha National Park.
Mushara Bush Camp
Mushara Bush Camp is the third addition to the outstanding accommodation in the Mushara Collection. Based on the same reserve as its sister properties, it offers a down-to-earth tented bush camp experience for those wishing to explore Etosha National Park. Guests dine on the thatched veranda, which provides a light and spacious open-plan setting, with polished concrete and furnishings coloured in a natural palette, giving it a modern yet relaxed feel. There's also an adjacent comfortable seating area in the same neutral tones overlooking the grounds, while for cooler evenings, the fire pit is an atmospheric place to gather for a post-dinner drink.
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The en suite tents are built from a combination of canvas and local limestone, with each featuring a private veranda and roof-to-floor windows. Spacious and airy, they all have large bathrooms with oversized windows and showers looking out to the surrounding bush. Amenities include coffee making facilities, fridges, safes, mosquito nets, Wi-Fi access, hairdryers and floor fans, with cement floors and limestone walls also helping to keep the rooms cool from the heat of the day. Four of the tents include a sleeper couch in addition to beds, making them ideally suited for families with small children.
The camp is situated ten kilometres from the eastern Von Lindequist gate of Etosha National Park.
Food and drink
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on the thatched veranda. Dining is communal, giving you the chance to get to know your fellow guests and to share your day's experiences. The bar provides a variety of beverages and is the perfect place to relax as the sun sets.
There are plenty of facilities to keep children entertained in the camp's main house, including books, games, toys and drawing equipment. Outside you'll also find a sandpit, jungle gym and paddling pool. In addition, the camp offers a babysitting service, while the tents featuring additional sleeper couches are the best option for those travelling with children.
Facilities and activities
Game drives into Etosha can be arranged by the lodge if you want a break from driving, and a professional guide is provided to explain all about the bush and its remarkable wildlife.
The Mushara Bush Camp is an excellent choice on the eastern side of Etosha, offering a family friendly, yet traditional safari character lodge with stylish touches.
Etosha National Park tour ideas
Places & hotels on the map
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 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.
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 it's 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. It's an ideal place for a few really special days on your holiday.
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.