Anderssons Camp

Reviews of Anderssons Camp

Excellent(91%) From 29 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 29 of our travellers who have visited Anderssons Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms P & Mr D on honeymoon
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

Anderssons camp has only been open a year and is run by a couple who were incredibly accomodating and friendly. The manager spent time telling us about the lions and answering our many questions. We were in a double room that was next to the restaurant and therefore overlooked the watering hole, which enabled us to have the first sighting of a pride of lions coming to feed and hear their roars - which were terrifying!

The rooms were terrific with an outside shower that was divine - and is made up of a metal bath tub under a solar powered shower. You do need to time your showers though as if you tried to have one first thing it could be a bit chilly. Everything is done to make it eco-friendly and it really works. The food was very good but the activities were pricey - however this camp is run by Wilderness Safaris and we found that the prices are similar throughout their camps.

We arranged to have a bush walk with a guide on the first day but this was cancelled only after I had double checked what time it was booked for. However we went out the next day and the lady manager was very apologetic. The bush guide was very good and we learnt a great deal during the walk. We were lucky enough to see the pride of lions (lionness, brother and 3 cubs) on both evenings and took some wonderful footage. I would certainly advise to stay here at the Ongava reserve rather than in the park as there is more probability of seeing animals. During the day there was always something around be it guinea fowl, zebras or giraffes.

The only downside to the rooms is that there is no storage space in the sense of a wardrobe or chest of draws but staying two nights it really wasn't a problem.

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Mr M & Mrs L and Mr P & Ms H - Hampshire
Arrived on: 11-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

We had a little trouble finding this camp at first, as we did not expect it to be so close to Andersson Gate, after a short detour we found it, you just drive out of the Andersson Gate and it is directly to your right. From the moment we arrived everyone was so friendly, our rooms were tents on a stone building, with an outside shower and toilet, it was amazing, probably the best accomodation of the whole holiday, although all the others were great.

There is a lovely water hole and as we ate our evening meal a Rhino came by for a drink, the staff were so good that they covered our meals and drinks so that we could go watch and take pictures, they were so attentive to every detail, however they were never intrusive.

This was by far our favorite. Thanks to everyone who made it so special, no names as they were all exceptional.

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Mr & Mrs R - Chertsey
Arrived on: 25-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Rustic lodge in a great location

Surprisingly good!

Very rustic but carried it off well. Rooms were very basic with absolutely nowhere to put any clothes. Insect proofing was also virtually non existant.

Staff were very friendly and the lodge situation was excellent; 4 lions spent much of our time there around the waterhole. Food also was excellent.

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Mr. & Mrs. F - Co. Cork, Ireland
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Rhino rules

Not sign posted but take first right after leaving Etosha via Anderson gate, pass through the security gate and its a short drive.

Well laid out camp with a floodlite waterhole as the centre point to the restaurant. Black Rhino's, lions and jackals. Activities are limited but there was a walking trail around the camp with a guide. Staff were extremely friendly and informative.

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Yellow Canaries from Reading
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

We arrived early afternoon and were offered lumch. Our cabin was a semi-tented one built in an eco-style with reclaimed materials, with its washroom open to the sky. It was basic but fully comfortable. The cabin was on the perimeter of the camp, within the camp's electric fence although its verandah opened onto the open countryside beyond the electric fence. It was a few feet above ground level but we felt a little uneasy that there was little protection between us and what might be roaming outside!

We were excited to see the silhouette of a giraffe's head looking through the window just before dawn. It was grazing on a tree about five yards away.

The dining area and lounge for the camp overlooked its own waterhole, and we could sit on comfortable settees and wait for animals to approach. The waterhole is relatively new and as yet gets only occasional animal visits, although during our dinner we watched a giraffe approaching and drinking.

We were taken a guided walk outside the camp by Frans, armed with rifle, who pointed out to us some of the more interesting trees, plants and insects, animal tracks and a few kudu and oryx. Just outside the electric fence, yards from our cabin, he pointed out recent lion paw marks. (This increased the concern, noted above, that there were only a couple of strands of unelectrified wire between this and our verandah!)

Once again we were struck by the friendliness and helpfulness of all the staff. The manager in particular was both helpful and very concerned when my wife suffered a bout of sickness, bringing her medicaments and ensuring that she had all that was needed.

The camp is still waiting to have mains electricity connected, and as a result electricity is turned off during the night. This was particularly awkward for us, with my wife being sick, and our torch batteries not having sufficient juice to last fully when needed. Water pressure for flushing the loo also seemed to depend on the availability of electricity.

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Mr J & friends from Bristol
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

A new camp which neds time to mature. It is close to Etosha but within its own reserve.

The staff were veryfriendly and helpfiul.

Our game drive was a little frenetic but would probably satisfy those new to wildlife viewing.

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Mrs. P - Glass
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

Very good . Imaginative use of recycled material and outside bathroom fitted very well and comfortably with room, less spartan than Entendeka.

Water hole attracted game easily viewed from outdoor lounge. Distance from game park should be noted, nearly half an hour drive to actual beginning of Park. Lack of signposting to camp at Anderssons Gate . Charges for activities not publisied , we were surprised to be charged 700 dollars for a one and a half hour walk - was it an error ? Range of activities available not very clear

Staff very friendlyand helpful (prticularly trainee Agnes). Three nights sufficient as two days in Park enough to cover western and central area ,and two days sitting in car is enough. Wish there were possibilities for guided walk within park.

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Mr. J - Hall
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

A good location with it's own waterhole but somehow we did not take to this camp, the food was average and a bit cold.

Despite the over attentive service we did not feel that relaxed here.

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Mr. D - Sword
Arrived on: 14-May-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Our first rhino!

This is a great place and has been newly built. We got off to a bad start here in that we couldn't find it - the only sign you see from the road (just before the entrance to Etosha) is for Ongawa, not Anderssons Camp. However, the camp is part of Ongawa so after clarifying that, we went in and found the place easily enough - spotting our first giraffe on the way! What a thrill.

This place has its own water-hole, which attracts a wide variety of birds and animals. We saw our first rhino of our holiday here, which generated much excitement! The camp has been built according to ecological principles (reduce, reuse and recycle being in evidence when you look closely) and has used many of the materials from the previous farmhouse.

Their swimming pool used to be the farm's water reservoir, and they use solar panels (what better place to use them than Namibia!) The staff are very young here and a young couple manage the place. We found the manager very pleasant and lovely with the guests. All the staff are very enthusiastic and speak excellent English (along with many other local languages of course). The food here was excellent.

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