Etotongwe Lodge is situated in the northern Namibian town of Outjo. As this is 94kms south of the famous Etosha NP it provides the ideal base to explore the country's most visited tourist attraction. Tourists on a self drive itinerary in Namibia, the business community and large groups alike prefer the lodge's close proximity to the town. 'Etotongwe' is the Ovambo name for cheetah. Prepare for longer excursions into Kaokoland, Damaraland and more northern attractions such as the Kunene River and Marienfluss regions from here.
Etosha National Park is one of the world's top wildlife reserves and an important shelter of the country's living creatures and plant life. Huge herds of large mammals and an outstanding variety of animals and birds can be found in this amazing sanctuary.
Etotongwe Lodge's main building consists of a restaurant and bar, with stoop and comfortable sofas and chair to relax and unwind. There is a swimming pool, laundry service, wi-fi Internet connection and the lodge is wheelchair friendly.
Breakfast is served buffet-style and dinner is either from an 'a la carte' menu or buffet in high season or with larger groups in attendance. At the hearty and delicious suppers, guests are often entertained by a local youth group's choir.
Accommodation is in 21 rooms with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and mosquito nets standard. Tea/coffee is available on request and valuables can be secured in the lock-up cupboard or at reception.
A feature of Etotongwe Lodge is the 5ha animal enclosure. It has 3 x eland and individual kudu, gemsbok, black wildebeest and steenbok. These animals have all been hand-reared and often approach the fence (next to the lodge) when people appear. Although feeding the animals is prohibited there are occasions for visitors (and especially children) to assist the staff when attending to the young or newly – born arrivals.
Many visitors to the lodge visit the nearby German bakery – a favourite haunt for locals as well to consume some excellent freshly baked bread, cakes and strong, tasty coffee. There are a number of curio shops and a museum to call on, and in the dead centre of Outjo there are some German graves.
Etosha National Park: Self-drive to Namibia's most popular tourist attraction.
Animal enclosure: The 50ha game camp is great side attraction for kids and adults alike.
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These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
no complaints. Good food but poor breakfast. Rooms are simple but clean. You can not ask for more compared with the rate.
Nice location on the outskirts of town. ACC and warm water out of order the first night, new room every thing worked. Nice town good shopping.
Rooms basic but OK. Food excellent and very good value. Staff helpful. Mix-up over the bill, but owner sorted it out very efficiently and courteously. Would stay again
Etotongwe Lodge is north of Outjo on the C38 road which leads to Etosha & OkaukuejoDownload Map
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