Etosha Safari Lodge

Reviews of Etosha Safari Lodge

Good(78%) From 13 travellers
Excellent
2
Good
8
Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 13 of our travellers who have visited Etosha Safari Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
The W family - Holland
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
Good

Etosha Safari Lodge review

It took a long walk from our rooms to the main lodge. That was the only minus in our stay in Etosha Safarilodge.

Very comfortable rooms and friendly people.

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Mr W & Ms W from Netherlands
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Etosha Safari Lodge review

Nice place to stay and relatively close to the park.

The rooms are very nice and the view is spectacular. The staff was very friendly.

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Mr and Mrs H from Sussex
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Good for 1 night

We stayed 1 night prior to going to Okuewejo. Room pleasant, food good and lovely views from their elevated deck overlooking the savannah.

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The M & N party - Bradford
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor

Mixed feelings on this one....

This is a big and busy place with little in the way of atmosphere.

The food was limited and not particularly inspiring and the buffet was not kept hot enough, while breakfasts could have involved quite a bit more in the way of choice.

The rooms are a good size and beds clean and comfortable, and have all the facilities you need except for a fridge and chairs on the terrace, but the gardens do not appear to have been completed, terraces weren't swept, the pool areas needed TLC and the area around some of the room looks like a work in progress.

The hotel was not actually uncomfortable but impersonal. Several members of the staff tried very hard to be helpful and efficient but the general atmosphere failed to impress, perhaps because they appear to cater for bus tours and large groups visiting the park and people are always moving on.

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Mr & Mrs D - Cheltenham
Arrived on: 31-May-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Etosha Safari Lodge review

Not outstanding but very good.

Good position for park

We self drove so didn't take any activity

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The S family - Inverness
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Etosha Safari Lodge review

Well placed & lovely elevated location.

Some more obvious advance information on Etosha might be worthwhile especially gate closing & opening times.

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V group - Italy
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
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Nice large lodge near Etosha

Etosha Safari Lodge has a great view over kilometers of wild bush.
The lodge is quite big, but the individual chalets are well separated and it doesn't feel over crowded.
Rooms aren't luxurious, but they are very spacious and have a nice balcony with view. The dining area is comfortably large and breakfast / dinner are served as buffet, food quality is good.
Our expectations on this lodge were quite low, but we were positively impressed!
We took part in the full day drive inside Etosha: it was on a large open truck which offered an excellent viewpoint, with the chance to move around the truck - only downside is that it's a 24people truck, but it wasn't full when we took the drive. We were happy with the activity for exploring Etosha for the first day.

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Mr C. B and family - from St Albans
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor

Etosha Safari Lodge

This was the only place on our whole trip that we were disappointed with. It was really expensive, and just not good value. Scores of little chalets in lines along the hillside gave great views, but it was too big , not personal enough, and not particularly well run. Rooms just OK, with little or no storage and a very poor shower arrangement which was a poorly done wet room style . This flooded the floor whenever we had any sort of wash, and you had to stand in a pool of water to brush your teeth. A case of more form over function.

Food also disappointing compared to all the other places we had been. Buffet style, not much choice, and well dried out if you didnt start straighaway at 18.30. Quite good access to Etosha park through Anderson Gate , but i think that we would have preferred to stay in the park. We had originally rejected this on the basis of it not being comfortable enough, but we had a look around and it all looked very nice.

Saw lots of ani's just driving around by ourselves, you definitely don't need to take a tour.

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Mr & Mrs M from Leeds
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
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Good game

This place had obviously had some recent renovation. The overall impression was of good service (although the bar orders took a long time) and excellent food. The rooms were very comfortable and spacious, which had been well thought out.

The location was great for getting to the park gate.

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Mr & Mrs R from Berkeley
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Large hotel/lodge - functional

Compared to the smaller lodges that we had stayed in, Etosha Safari Lodge struggled for the personal touch. We had a friendly welcome but the service from that point on became more functional and lacked attention to detail.

There are now 65 bedrooms so obviously a lot of people and therefore the restaurant gets crowded. Couple of examples of poor service were: - three separate waitresses asked whether we would like soup - but none brought it to us!. In our bedroom a light was broken on the first night but not replaced.

Small things but indicative of the general "slackness".

PLUS points - Three separate swimming pools - very nice. Spacious rooms with views across to Etosha and a nice lit walkway from distant rooms to main lodge.
Very convenient for entry into Etosha through the Anderson Gate but be prepared for a small delay to complete (unnecessary) paperwork to gain entry into the park.

Etosha is geared up for self-drive and we spent three days driving around with no or little problem. We saw as much if not more than we would of had we used the expensive guided trips from the lodge, as we could decide where to go and how long to stay at each waterhole.

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