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 Pak.
Mushara Outpost is a small tented camp accommodating just 16 guests The Outpost's main area is built in the style of an old farmhouse with tall walls, a corrugated iron roof and a large wraparound veranda offering plenty of shade and views across the bush. Marc and Mariza Pampe, the owners, have created the feeling of a much-loved home: friendly, warm and comfortable with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and personalised service. Tents are spaced out around the grounds on raised wooden decks, offering guests the chance to enjoy the surrounding landscape and wildlife in peace and privacy.
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Each of the en suite tents is raised 1.5 metres from the ground and connected to the main area via a walkway. They feature air conditioning and large glass windows with lovely views of the surrounding bush. The large double beds feature mosquito nets, and the glass sliding door is protected with a fly screen. Furnishings are simple, adding to the authentic bush camp feel, but each tent does feature modern amenities such as a minibar, safe, hairdryer, coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi access. Private verandas allow you to sit out and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings.
The camp is situated ten kilometres from the Von Lindequist Gate of Etosha National Park, and two kilometres from Mushara Lodge – Mushara’s original property. Set on the bank of a dry riverbed, it appeals to those seeking a traditional safari camp tucked away in the bush. The national park spans over 22,000 square kilometres and is home to a wide variety of bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian species.
Food and drink
Tasty African fare can be enjoyed around the large dining table in the main building, allowing you to socialise with fellow guests. There’s also a boma area outside the main building where you can enjoy sundowners.
Facilities and activities
At the camp, guests can enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool and relax on the sun loungers after a game drive. Activities focus on exploring Etosha, with scheduled and private game drives offered. You’ll be accompanied by knowledgeable guides, who will help point out wildlife on the plains or by the waterholes, including giraffe, zebra, elephant, lion, black-backed jackal, wildebeest and springbok, as well as 340 bird species.
Situated to the east of Etosha National Park, we think Mushara Outpost is a stylish and comfortable option, offering a warm ambience and a comfortable but authentic bush experience.
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 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.
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.