Etosha aoba lodge

Within half-an-hour’s drive from the eastern entrance gate of the Etosha National Park, and a mere 10 kilometers from the main road, stands Etosha Aoba Lodge. This tranquil and cozy lodge is set in a Tamboti-Terminalia forest next to a dry river bed.

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the African bush from the terrace of the lodge’s thatched, open-sided bar and dining area, which overlooks a waterhole. Free Wi-Fi is available to guests and Etosha Aoba Lodge has 24hr main line electricity (220V).

Etosha Aoba Lodge offers a variety of accommodation, all with a private terrace and seating.

Explorer Bungalows: 3 secluded thatched Explorer Bungalows have a private patio and facilities similar to the Bush Suites. En-suite bathroom with a shower, document safe, 'bush-mini-bar', air conditioning/ceiling fan and tea/coffee station and large mosquito nets are standard. Heating fans are available for the winter months.

Bush Suite: 3 Bush Suites are ideal for families with 2 bedrooms,1 with a sleeper couch and the other with twin beds in each suite. An inter-leading bathroom separates the rooms. Facilities are similar to the Explorer Bungalows.

Honeymoon Bungalow: The Honeymoon Bungalow has similar facilities to the Explorer Bungalows but includes an outdoor shower and bath.

Luxury Heritage Bungalows: These 4 luxury bungalows come with privacy and comfort assured. Facilities are similar to the Explorer Bungalows.

The lodge places great emphasis on its excellent cuisine. Home and local produce provide fresh ingredients for a variety of euro-namibian meals. Many guests comment on how they have enjoyed an evening’s feast of kudu terrine, zebra steaks or roast beef at the end of their day. Incidentally, all the cattle are raised naturally. The rainy season can yield the Omajova mushrooms. This particular type of mushroom is freshly harvested from the local termite hills, also seasonally available are truffles brought from the red sand of the Kalahari in eastern Namibia.

Compliment your meal with the selection of chilled South African wines and Namibian beers available.

Etosha Aoba Lodge also provides pre-booked guided game drives into Etosha National Park and of course the traditional sundowner drives on the farm. And why not stretch your legs on one of the walking trails on the Fischers Pan Private Game Reserve?

It is not unusual to see a variety of birds, squirrels or bushbabies whilst chilling close to the pool or on the veranda. You need not wander too far from here to see antelope either!

And finally, before you head for the beaten track, tuck into the breakfast buffet! Fruits of the season, eggs to order, a variety of German style breads, home made marmalades from wild Eros plums and Marula fruits, will complete your stay at Etosha Aoba Lodge.

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Sundowner drive: En-route to the sundowner view-point at Fishers Pan the guides will introduce you to the fauna and flora of the area. Reaching the Pan an unforgettable sunset is best enjoyed with the drink of your preference.

Etosha Game Drives: Being directly adjacent to the Etosha National Park the Aoba Lodge is a perfect starting point for game viewing. Many guests at the lodge choose to explore the park in their own vehicles but if you prefer to concentrate on game viewing and photography you can join a guided game drive.

Photography: Avid wildlife photographers will want to make use of the hides on the lodge property.

Botanical Walk: A short nature walk along the dry Omuramba Owambo River bed leads from the lodge to a nearby waterhole. Several interesting trees and bushes are marked along the 2km walk and the lodge offers a listing and description of these. If you prefer a tour guide will accompany you.

Game Viewing: The diverse vegetation offers a wide variety of game.

Bird Watching: There are wonderful bird watching opportunities all around the Etosha Aoba Lodge. In addition to the resident bird population the various migratory birds enhance the variety. The small bird bath next to the terrace of the Lapa attracts many birds.

Etosha King Nehale

Etosha King Nehale

Just north of the King Nehale Gate into Etosha, this new property offers guests full access to the national park, as well as the opportunity to explore the north-central reaches of Namibia. The Etosha King Nehale serves as the gateway into a unique cultural adventure. Every detail of this property was refined and delicately implemented to reflect the essence of royalty and the charm of the OshiWambo culture. Each room stands as its own unit, with private plunge pool and unmatched views of the Andoni Plains. Beyond the plains, the property also offers access to a private waterhole in the National Park. Guests are invited to embrace their inner royalty.

Mushara Bush Camp

Mushara Bush Camp

The latest edition to the Mushara Collection offers mid-range tented accommodation.

Mushara Lodge

Mushara Lodge

Good accommodation at a reasonable price, close to the park entrance.

Mushara Outpost

Mushara Outpost

Small intimate tented camp built on raised platforms, good for privacy and a 'luxury outdoor' feel.



Inside the park borders, built around Fort Namutoni. Recently upgraded to appeal to more 'up-market' visitors.

O & L Mokuti Lodge

O & L Mokuti Lodge

Large lodge situated at the Namutoni entrance gate to Etosha. Excellent facilities but expect to share these with large group tours.

Onguma Bush Camp

Onguma Bush Camp

Newly renovated, good mid-market option for self-drive tourists.

Onguma The Fort

Onguma The Fort

Luxury lodge built around a fort on Fischer's Pan. Easy access to the park.

Onguma Tree Top Camp

Onguma Tree Top Camp

Small exclusive camp, built on raised platforms - a popular option with those seeking an exclusive new perspective.

Villa Mushara

Villa Mushara

Very exclusive private suites, all mod-cons and luxuries.

Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.

Dobbs, Dagmar

5 Oct 2010

Very nice lodge, had an excellent chalet, food very good. A bit on the pricey side considering what is on offer.

Jones, Bruce

3 Jul 2014

A very nice lodge with excellent cottages and great food. We stayed just one night which was not long enough to enjoy the lodge fully.

Clifford, Anne

19 Mar 2014

A bit disappointing. Nice room but the main lodge lacked personality and those little touches which add to the holiday experience. I wouldnt recommend it.

Croke, Michael

3 Dec 2009

Nice. Initially we were a bit dissappointed and expected it to be a bit more luxurious but the friendly attentive service made the difference. The staff made us feel very special and for that reason I would reccommend it.

Mccarthy, Peter

12 Sep 2009

Nice spot right in the bush, very pleasent welcome, the bungalows were very nice and "friendly" would have liked to stay longer. Good game drive pleasent guide and very nice sundowner spot. The dinning area was good food fine.

Foulds, Adrian

1 Aug 2016

Very friendly staff but our short stay meant a little wasted in not using the facilities and the reserve. No morning safari drive to allow us to experience the game reserve and the animals there. No self drive through the reserve allowed.


Approximately 70 km north of Tsumeb, turn left onto the C38 towards the Namutoni Gate of Etosha National Park. You will see an Onguma sign on your right approximately 500 m before the park gate. Turn right and drive approximately 9 km to the camp

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