The award-winning Taleni Etosha Village offers visitors to the area, especially families an affordable holiday in quality tents close to Namibia's famous wildlife attractions. As it is only 4.3kms from the Andersson's Gate (the western entrance to the Etosha National Park), self-drive tourists can day trip to the outstanding waterholes in and around Okaukuejo Camp. (Taleni means view or vision.)
The entrance to the lodge itself leads to a drive-through area (with temporary and secure parking) to the reception and guest cloakroom. The well-stocked Cuca shop utility store, adjacent to reception stocks beers, wines, groceries and other essential items for your stay or onward journey. The open-air bar has DSTV, just the job to catch up on all the news from home and those major sporting events. Instructions for the laundry service can be found in the rooms and there is a high-feeding chair and a cot available. Tea & coffee are available 24hrs at the bar.
The 3 swimming pools, (baby, medium sized and large) are great for all the family to have a splash and a dip on those hot, Namibian afternoons. The lawn areas are perfect for the kiddies to play, and the parents to relax and unwind.
Etosha Village offers traditional eating arrangements in a typical Ovambo settlement. After the call for food to be prepared in a kitchen area, meals would be presented to hungry villagers. Men, women, children and elders, would then take their meal to separate eating areas, laid out in a 'kraal-like' manner, built with local materials to create shelter. These customs are reflected in the Taleni's kitchen/buffet area of today. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in outside Etosha Village restaurants. Buffet meals must be booked in advance. Breakfast and lunch packs can be organized the evening before at reception, an ideal addition on a self-drive or guided excursions into Etosha Park.
Guests stay in 45 well-placed accommodation units set in a Mopane forest. They combine comfort and African charm and are arranged in such a way to ensure maximum privacy. Each tented bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, a fan, an in-room safe, tea/coffee station, a fridge, desk and chair, shelves and hanging space. Adults sleep on a double bed and the sleeper couch is ideal for 2 children under 12. Room Number 16 is the wheelchair friendly unit. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings from your private patio. Power is supplied from mains electricity..
Activities include early morning and full day excursions to Etosha NP. There are 2 game viewing vehicles, seating a maximum of 10 passengers per vehicle, per trip. The morning drive lasts for approximately 6 hours, following a route through Andersson's Gate to Okaukuejo, and then on to various waterholes in a circular route, before heading back to Okaukuejo. Light refreshments are served at the 'Olifants Bad.' Their knowledgeable and professional driver/guides, have extensive knowledge of the area and animals, giving a thoroughly enjoyable 'running commentary' en-route.
The afternoon drive departs at 14h00 and follows the same route, depending on the road-accessibility. If necessary, alternative routes will be suggested, ensuring maximum game-viewing opportunities for their guests. Full-day trips can also be organized. The knowledgeable and professional driver/guides, have extensive knowledge of the area and animals, giving a thoroughly enjoyable 'running commentary' en-route.
Taleni Etosha Village. Preserving land as a prime destination for nature lovers.
Etosha Park: Drive yourself into the Etosha Park and spend the day visiting the numerous waterholes in search of game.
Sundowner Trips: Weather permitting, the sundowner trips are a great favourite at Etosha Village. Guests are taken to a nearby hill to enjoy 'a sundowner in the bush,' whilst admiring the incredible Namibian sunset. A sumptuous feast can also be arranged on return.
Game viewing to Etosha National Park: There are 2 game viewing vehicles, seating a maximum of 10 passengers per vehicle, per trip. Knowledgeable and professional driver/guides have an extensive knowledge of the area and animals, giving a thoroughly enjoyable 'running commentary' en-route.
Morning game drive: This safari lasts for approximately 6hrs, following a route through Andersson Gate to Okaukuejo, and then on to various waterholes in a circular route, before heading back to Okaukuejo. Light refreshments are served at the 'Olifants Bad.'
Full-day trips: All day game-viewing safaris into Etosha National Park can be arranged.
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.
Within 10km of the Etosha entrance this mid-range lodge offers an ideal base from which to explore the park.
Etotongwe Lodge is situated in the northern Namibian town of Outjo. This is 94kms south of the world-famous Etosha NP. Stopover here on your way to explore the country's most visited tourist attraction.
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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.
This small family owned and managed guest farm is situated in easy driving distance of Etosha. The tranquil gardens and homely atmosphere make for a relaxed stay far from the crowds of the more commercial lodges.
These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
Great spot just outside the park with tremendous infrastructure (electricity, hot water, loads of space).
Great place. The disadvantage is that it is outside of the park which makes it impossible to be early in the park. No night drives.
a great experience. Will remember it fondly for a long time as perhaps the most memorable accommodation of our trip. Did not use the restaurant.
We very much enjoyed Taleni village. We loved the tents, and the showers were the best we had in Namibia. The buffet meals were great. We really liked this place and would recommend it.
This was one our favorites.... outdoor shower.... so relaxing but I guess there should be a grocery store close by somewhere to buy groceries. We did not have any cooler, so did not have a chance to bring food with us.
Excellent food and interesting accommodation: the bathrooms with reed screen was a pleasure to use on a hot afternoon. Welcoming hosts and friendly staff, as well as the zebra, Spotty, made this a highpoint of our trip.
Really cool concept to have a tented lodge and thoroughly enjoyed my stay, staff were very friendly but the place is probably a tad expensive for what you get. However, it is very close to the park enterence which is a huge advantage from the other lodges outside the park.
great buffet, lots of choice. nice management. wheelchair tent great with sense to pave path to tent. did not like that tent not on concrete but with slotted wood floor. scorpion on bed when we arrived. cold shower..yeek. great location for those on a budget, really overpriced internet
Very, very nice. A real experience. The only thing was that our diner was included but because there weren't enough people (we were the only ones at diner and breakfast) we had no buffet, just a la cart and there was hardly any choice what you could order. So I think we paid to much for that.
Etosha Village is situated just 4.3km of the Andersson Gate south of Okaukuejo. Turn west off the C38 4 km south of the park boundary.Download Map
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