Etosha Safari Lodge is set on a hillock only 9km away from the Andersson Gate entrance into Etosha National Park. The closeness to the world famous park makes the lodge an ideal base, especially for those on a self drive holiday in Namibia, who wish to safari into Etosha without actually staying in the park itself. Travellers who do not want to drive into the park themselves can join one of the lodge’s (half or full day) trips. They offer friendly service in a value for money destination, often used by larger groups. A sister property Etosha Safari Camp is only 1.6km away.
There are many interpretations of the name Etosha; a not so well-known one is 'to run faltering across' illustrating the fatigue an early hunter felt when he attempted to cross the pan. Etosha has close on 114 species of mammal roaming, grazing, prowling, sleeping and sometimes fighting in and around the pan. In the rainy season (October-April) animals seldom visit the waterholes along the more popular tourist routes, but it is also the time to view many young animals, since it is the lambing and calving season. This is also a good time for predators after a snack. Large herds of game can be viewed on the grass plains west of Okaukuejo and around Fisher's Pan, near Namutoni, the huge concentrations are a defense strategy against relatively high levels of predators.
The main building at Etosha Safari Lodge houses a restaurant and a bar, guest lounge and there are 3 swimming pools to escape from the hot, afternoon Namibian sun. One of these pools can be booked for private use. There is also a laundry service and secure parking for the lodge's guests and valuables can be secured at reception.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style and the evening meal often has a variety of game meats. There is a range of South African wines and local beers to compliment your meal.
Accommodation at Etosha Safari Lodge is in chalets or family rooms:
Standard Chalets: 60 single/double chalets are each unit equipped with an en-suite bathroom, twin beds, air-conditioning, a fan, mosquito nets, a tea/coffee station and a private verandah with great views of the surrounding environment.
Standard Family Rooms: 5 standard family rooms with similar facilities to the twin chalets.
Etosha Park: Drive yourself into the Etosha Park and spend the day visiting the numerous waterholes in search of game.
Guided Game Drives: Activities centre around half or full day excursions into Etosha National Park. Lion and hyena will have to be searched for and Etosha also contains endangered black rhino and the unusual black-faced impala. A wide variety of plains game can be viewed, including zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, springbok, impala and eland; these abound in great numbers. Herds of 50 elephant or more are not uncommon, and it is not unusual for them to hold up any traffic as they amble down the middle of the road, allowing fantastic photographic opportunities, not to mention one helluva thrill!
Birding: Ornithologists can expect to be well entertained, there have been some 340 different species of birdlife recorded in and around the park.
A mid market lodge, situated on the Ongava Private Reserve, very close to the main, Andersson, entrance to Etosha Park.
On a small hill on the extreme western side of Etosha - Dolomite is the newest (and fifth camp) to open within the park boundaries. It is a smaller lodge as opposed to the traditional resort feel of the other camps within the park.
Value for money accommodation in a well designed tented camp.
Traditional slightly formal up-market lodge. Situated on same property as Eagle Tented Camp.
Serene yetfull of character, the thatched chalets of Etosha Mountain Lodge are perched on a dolomite hill, offering panoramic views of the iconic namibian landscape with an abundance of big game and wildlife.
Only 10kms from the park, Etosha Safari Camp offers good quality budget accommodation.
The quirky Etosha Safari Camp should be on every camper’s travel itinerary, as the Camping2Go accommodation offers a vibrant introduction to versatile and colourful Namibia.
40 Room lodge only 4km from the park. Offers self catering units and a restaurant.
Situated only 2 km from the Andersson entrance gate to Etosha National Park, Etosha Village uniquely combines affordability with comfort, style and exquisite cuisine.
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One of the five camps situated inside the park, generally less popular with visitors than Okaukuejo or Namutoni but has the advantage of a secluded quiet spot lit waterhole.
On the far western edge of the park, just outside the Galton Gate, this is an excellent location to explore Etosha, Damaraland and the remote Kaokoland area.
Luxury accommodation, each unit with private pool, great place to spoil yourself. Guided tours on private nature reserve and inside Etosha Park.
Value for money self drive option situated 32km from the park.
Accommodation in permanently erected tents, 14km south of the park.
Extremely popular and busy accommodation inside the park with a good spot-lit waterhole, great choice if location is deciding factor on where to stay.
A brand new campsite inside Etosha Park. No accommodation is available here and this only caters for self-sufficient campers. A highlight of the camp is the unique hide which overlooks the camps waterhole.
Upmarket accommodation, situated on private game reserve with easy access to the National Park.
On the same property as Ongava Lodge, but offering a more traditional tented safari style experience.
Once called Etosha Gateway lodge this is a budget accommodation option which has recently been renovated.
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These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
One of the best lodges I have ever been, on the hill with magnificient views, good staff, good buffet
Die is voor waar `n baie mooi lodge. Die huisies was luuks en die lugreeling `n welkome lafenis in die hitte
Our least favourite lodge probably because it was too large. But the location , close to Andersson gate was good.
An excellent base for seeing Etosha. The rooms are large and pleasant and the bar and dining areas take advantage of the great views. The food was great.
Nothing in particular and less charm than the others. Basic accommodations, clean & practical if not staying in the park. Definitely push for being in the park to avoid the traffic at the gates.
Brilliant venue with very friendly and informed staff who seemed to know what they were doing. Rooms really nicely done and a unique layout along the ridge. Had long chats with the Manager. Highly reommended. (Nice to see eco friendly water heating)
Nice lodge but spoiled (for us) by huge group of Germans, not all of whom were well behaved. We witnessed a very nasty racist argument between a tourist and the hapless receptionist. Beautiful terraced area for eating but we found the whole place a bit utilitarian and the food dull and Germanic.
Etosha Safari Lodge is situated 9km south of Etosha's Anderssons gate entrance (the western entrance to Etosha).Download Map
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