Anderssons Camp

Reviews of Anderssons Camp

Excellent(93%) From 38 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 38 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.
Mr & Mrs E - Stockport
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Comfortable and stylish Anderssons camp

Couldn't be better placed for the park unless you stayed at a restcamp.

We loved the reclaimed and recyled nature of the place - very stylish in an understated way. Very clean everywhere.
Animals right outside your room verandah - giraffe, rhino, wilderbeest, springbok etc. and lions roaring in the night. Very exciting.
Very friendly atmosphere.

Food for the vegetarian was a little hit and miss - nothing on the first night apart from the main meal minus the meat. On the second night we were told that the starter was Carrot and Lentil soup - Dave swallowed a mouthfull and screwed up his face - it was full of finely shredded meat. This is not a good thing at all.

We then both waited for well over an hour for the main course. Everyone else had gone on to dessert. They must have been trying to do something vegetarian for Dave. When it finally arrived he had the same as me, minus the veg, but with a great big potoato. On the third night they had prepared something in advance and it was fine. So, it would seem that his dietary requirements did not reach the kitchen even though we told them when we arrived.

We had chance to use the pool, but I was put off because there was nowhere to sit by it in shade. Maybe they had a sun shade they could bring out, but I didn't try and find out.

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Mr & Mrs S - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

Lovely camp, quirky decor in accomodation.

Felt very close to nature, roar of the lions during breakfast before our first venture into Etosha. Good view of waterhole in front of camp.
Easy access to Etosha, first view of two lionesses on road between camp and gate.....fantastic!

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Mr & Mrs S - Surrey
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

Really liked it here. Quiet, loved the rooms especially tin bath and CD reflectors on lights!

All very welcoming.

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Family A - Scarborough
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp

The very best thing about the camp was the waterhole. We had excellent sightings of black rhino, eland, oryx, hartebeest and other game.

The night drive was also very good with an excellent encounter with lions and a very rare sighting of African Wild Cat.

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Family M - Massachusetts
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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loved the camp. especailly the star gazing host. he was very informative. patient with our questions and enthusiastic about his work! love it.

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Family P - Cirencester
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

Owned by Wilderness, the same company who own Kulala and Doro Nawas, but much simpler. Some nice quirky designs - like the bathrooms.
This was more a camp, with a good waterhole next to the main lounge/dining room area - so you can watch as you eat.

The staff were very helpful, but the food not quite up to the same high standard as the companies other lodges. The morning game drive was excellent, but expensive compared to the cost at our next stop - Mushara Bush Camp.

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Ms E & Mr T & Ms C - New York
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

Ramon deserves special mention. The hostess was friendly, welcoming and well informed. We were unfortunately a bit disappointed by the wildlife we saw in Etosha National Park; perhaps we should have hired a guide (we did not because of the expense, and because of recommendations in ExpertAfrica's Bradt guide) or maybe we were just unlucky.

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Miss A & Miss L - Dundee
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

A perfect setting for a perfect introduction to the willdlife of this area.

It's not every day you get a pride of lion walking past your bedroom as a wake up call!

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Miss G - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

The entrance road to Anderssons Camp was actually next to the gate so within 10-15min you can be inside Etosha which was great but we did not realise the main 'action' and waterholes are a further 17Km inside the gate, near Okaukuego, so if you really want to be inside Etosha as early or late as possible then perhaps bear this in mind.

Having said that we would still probably pick Anderssons as it was a much smaller camp than Okaukuego and it did have its own waterhole too where a pride of lions came to one evening.

Camp was extremely friendly and meals excellent with dining on individual tables which we liked as lots of places have group tables. The rooms were a little basic and the swimming pool was really a plunge pool tank but even taking this into account we thought it was still a good comfortable camp. We knew it was not classed as a luxury camp compared to some of our other choices of accomodation and so it was just as we expected. At this time of the year most of the swimming pools are too cold to use anyway so it was not a problem to us. We drove ourselves so didnt use any of the guided drives.

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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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