Owner run Mondjila Safari Camp is situated only 32km from Andersson's Gate, the western entrance to Namibia's most famous tourist attraction, Etosha National Park. They offer affordable accommodation to the many self-drive tourists and small groups wanting an ideal base to start or end tours to and from both Kaokoland and Damaraland. Exciting game viewing day trips into national park can also be arranged.
Mondjila is a saying of the local Herero people that means ' to be on your way somewhere' or 'to be on the road'. In modern times the road would lead to Etosha, a park of contrasts as seasons dramatically alter its vast open plains. It's name is taken from the white and greenish coloured pan that is 'the great white place of water'.
This vast 20,000km² fabled wildlife garden, is a haven for over 114 species of Namibian mammals, 340 species of bird, 16 reptile and amphibians, 1 fish (the catfish, seasonal) and a huge variety of insects. The large selection of plains game includes elephant, giraffe, Burchell's zebra, springbok, red hartebeest, blue wildebeest, gemsbok, eland, kudu, roan and ostrich. Lurking not too far behind are predators such as lion and hyena.
The main building has a restaurant, bar and a guest lounge. There is an outside boma and open-fire pit, great venues for evening conversation, sipping night-caps and gazing at the beautiful Namibian night skies. Local artefacts can be bought from the curio shop. There is a laundry service, Internet connection and secure parking at Mondjila.
The accommodation consists of 11 luxury safari tents,raised on stone patchwork concrete bases. En-suite bathrooms, twin beds, a fan and mosquito nets are standard. Each unit has a table and 2 chairs on the small veranda with great views of the immediate countryside.
Etosha National Park: Although there are organized tours to Etosha National Park from the camp, self-drive tourists usually use Mondjila as their base camp for day trips. The short distance to the entrance is in no way a disadvantage for those early morning game drives, and plenty of game can be viewed on the way in to, and at Okaukuejo Camp. Just after sunrise (and sunset) elephant often gather to drink, with many herds in close proximity to each other. It is also a marked peak in 'audible elephant calls', a gathering of communities, communicating. Game driving along the rim of the pan to Halali Camp in time for lunch and an afternoon swim is an option, before searching for wildlife activity around Eland Drive and Rhino Drive on your return journey.
Farm drive: Your guide will inform you of the history, day-to-day problems and routine's concerning a modern-day Namibian working cattle farm.
Walking trail: There is a short self-guided walking trail that starts and ends in the camp grounds. Some decent birding can done on the way, so binoculars and bird books at the ready!
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These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
A very Nice place with a very friendly staff. Delicious meal and the tent was so cute!!! We loved this camp
Very nice location including green gras (Yeah, no dust !!). Excellent food, nice stable tends, very nice owners and staff
Very personal service and outstanding home-made food. The lodge owners are especially sweet and caring - we even got a tour of their cattle farm....
This was a unique accommodation experience we very much liked. The staff were exceptional! Very helpful with our luggage & preparing us a delicious dinner. The owners were so friendly & we thoroughly enjoyed our time here.
Take the C38 from Outjo to Etosha, after 70km turn right on the D2779, the Safari Camp is situated approximately 3km from this turnoff on your left hand side.Download Map
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