Mokuti Etosha Lodge

Mokuti Etosha Lodge: Our full report

Traveller's rating
Good (80%) From 2 reviews
Open
All year

Situated just outside the eastern edge of Etosha National Park, set in its own small reserve, Mokuti Etosha Lodge is the largest 'lodge' in this area; in many ways it is really a hotel in the bush.Each of Mokuti's 106 rooms is set under cool thatch, and equipped with, air-conditioning, a telephone, a mini-fridge, a hairdryer, room safes, electronic door locks and satellite TV with eight channels. There is also a minibar with tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms which all have en-suite bathrooms with a shower.

Mokuti Lodge's large main area offers a business centre, a curio shop, a lounge, a children's play area and a choice of two bars, the Etambi Pool Bar, which offers drinks and light snacks throughout the day, and the Marula Bar, which offers African and international cocktails, long drinks and beers served around a pool and billiards table. There is a choice of two restaurants. Tambuti serves international and African cuisine, with a daily changing buffet and an a la carte menu. The other restaurant, Boma, serves African cuisine, and dinners such as grilled game and Potjes. If that is not enough choice, the lodge can arrange for private dining and bush breakfasts, as well as candlelight dinners. All public areas offer wireless internet access.

Activities available include private and scheduled game drives into Etosha National Park and on Mokuti's reserve. For those that don't wish to venture out, the lodge has its own reptile park, with snake demonstrations, two baby crocodiles and 3pm feeding time on Saturdays. There are three waterholes on the Mokuti Reserve.

If you don't want to drive yourself around Etosha, then Mokuti Lodge offers daily guided game drives into Etosha National Park. The lodge can also arrange, guided bush walks, and short walking trails.

For active guests, the lodge has two swimming pools as well as a children's splash pool, a billiard room and two floodlit tennis courts.

For a more relaxing activity, Mokuti Etosha Lodge is home to the Mokuti Spa, which offers a range of relaxing massages, aromatherapy, scrubs, facials, manicures and pedicures, as well as a sauna and jacuzzi. Also in the main area is the lodge's popular gym, which overlooks a waterhole so that you can work out while game viewing.

Our view

Mokuti Etosha Lodge is well located for exploring eastern Etosha, but as the largest property we feature in the area, it lacks some of the character and individuality of the smaller, more intimate lodges.

Geographics

Location: Etosha National Park, Namibia

Directions: The Mokuti Etosha Lodge is right next to the eastern gate into Etosha National Park. It's easy to reach, and very close to the main road; the turnoff is right next to the Von Lindequist Gate – about 110km from Tsumeb. It's easy to reach, and very close to the main road; the turnoff is right next to the Von Lindequist Gate – about 110km from Tsumeb.

Accessible by: Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Key personnel

Owner: O&L Leisure

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Half Board

Food quality: Breakfast is a buffet available from 6:30am-10:00am.
A buffet lunch or an a la carte menu including salads and light lunches is available 12:00am-2:30pm.
For dinner there is a choice of two restaurants with a variety of cuisines on offer 6:30pm-10:00pm.

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Cost of meal e.g. lunch: £10-15

Children

Attitude towards children: Children are welcome in this hotel.

Property’s age restrictions: There are no age restrictions.

Special activities & services: There is a children’s pool and play areas.

Equipment: Cots and highchairs are available.

Notes: As with any area which has dangerous game, young children should always be closely supervised by their parents.

Infrastructure

Power supply: Mains Electricity

Communications: Complimentary WiFi is available.

TV & radio: There is a TV in the bar and all rooms have flat screen televisions.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Medical care: The nearest doctor is in Tsumeb.

Dangerous animals: High Risk

Security measures: There is a guard on gate 24 hours and there are plans for CCTV to be installed in the future.

Fire safety: There is an extinguisher for each block, and fire hoses are dotted around.

Extras

Disabled access: In Place

Laundry facilities: There is a laundry service available, at an extra charge.

Money: Pounds, Euros US dollars and Rand are all accepted here.

Accepted payment on location: Visa, Amex and MasterCard are accepted. Travellers' cheques are not accepted.