Etosha Safari Camp: Our full report
Situated just 10km south of the Anderssons Gate on the southern side of Etosha, Etosha Safari Camp is large and friendly, the sister property of Etosha Safari Lodge. Etosha Safari Camp offer game drives with experienced guides or you can just explore the fantastic Etosha National Park on your own!
Etosha Safari Camp has 50 fairly simple chalets, each with their own shaded veranda, furnished with a couple of deck chairs and a table. The chalets are comfortable, with paintings of animals on the polished stone floors, colourful bedspreads and paintings on the walls for decoration. Each has twin/double beds, a mosquito net, a safe, air conditioning and plug sockets for charging electricals in your room. The en-suite bathroom has a sink and mirror, toilet, and funky open walled elephant shower.
The real highlight of Etosha Safari Camp is its fun, eccentric and colourful main area. Bringing the spirit of a township to life, it feels like every inch of wall space is covered by a quirky relic – from bicycles to gas lamps, and street signs to watering cans! Buffet meals are served here , and the bar is in the style of a traditional shebeen; complete with empty bottles, a serving window and a pool table.
Central to Etosha Safari Camp is the courtyard and campfire area – with funky furniture around such as chairs made from baths and reused car tyres! There’s live music here almost every night and it’s a sociable and fun place to spend your evenings.
The sparkling round swimming pool offers some respite from the heat, with sun loungers and a few umbrellas around for you to relax on. When we were last here in June 2014 we were told the management were planning on refurbishing this in the next year or so.
Activities at Etosha Safari Camp are focused on game viewing in Etosha. As most travellers will have a hire car you can easily drive yourself into the park for game viewing, or take a guided drive from the Camp – morning, afternoon and full-day drives are offered here. It’s advisable to book guided activities early, as the vehicles are shared between Etosha Safari Lodge and the Camp – so these can get fully booked in high season.
Our viewEtosha Safari Camp is a great base from which to explore Etosha National Park. It’s a friendly, funky lodge with plenty of character, offering a simple but comfortable stay very close to Etosha’s Anderson Gate.
Ideal length of stay: Two to three nights
Accessible by: Self-drive
Food & drink
Usual board basis: B&B
Dining style: Individual Tables
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Drinks included: No.
Further dining info: When we last visited in June 2014, dinner cost N$230 per person.
Attitude towards children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Equipment: There is 1 baby cot and 2 high chairs available.
Power supply: Mains Electricity
Power supply notes: Back up generator in case of power cut.
Communications: There is free WiFi in the main areas.
Water supply: Borehole
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: Yes
Medical care: The nearest doctor is in Outjo, about 75km away.
Dangerous animals: High Risk
Security measures: There are security guards at the gate during the day, and at night they patrol in camp.
Laundry facilities: There is a laundry service for an extra cost.
Money: There are safes in the rooms.
Accepted payment on location: Namibian dollars and South African rand are accepted. Travellers can pay with Visa and Mastercard. Cheques are not accepted.