Mushara Outpost

Mushara Outpost: Our full report

Rooms
8 tents
Traveller's rating
Excellent (93%) From 26 reviews
Children
16 plus
Open
All year

Not far from Etosha National Park's eastern gate, the Mushara Outpost is one of the newer additions to then 2,500 ha private Mushara reserve. With only eight rooms, it aims to provide an intimate and luxurious base to explore Etosha.

Mushara Outpost's stylish main area has been built in the style of an old farmhouse complete with a corrugated iron roof and large wrap-around veranda. With dark furniture, leather chairs and grand light fittings (such as quirky lampshades made from pourquipine quills) certainly makes the Outpost feel more luxurious and modern than it’s sister – Mushara Bushcamp.

A grand long table dominates the dining area, where often, (but not always), guests will dine together family style. As well as an open-air swimming pool, with comfy deck-chairs to relax around, there’s a curios shop, stocked with gifts and trinkets as well as useful things like sun-cream. They have a small hide with some chairs set up, which, although won’t usually provide any big-game sitings, it is a lovely spot for bird-lovers.

The eight tented rooms are built using a combination of canvas, wood and glass, and raised on a spacious wooden decking. They retain the traditional safari feel, while combining a very high level of comfort. Neutral décor creates an open airy feeling whilst large glass windows and doors make the most of views over the surrounding bush. Each room has a simple wicker bedframe with either double or twin beds draped with mosquito nets
An open-plan en suite includes a spacious open shower with glass walls from floor to ceiling, bringing the outdoors inside!

Each room has a mini bar, air conditioning, small safe, coffee station, telephone, and hair dryer.

Activities, much like it’s sister camps in the Mushara Collection, focus on game drives into Etosha National Park, either on a guided 4WD safari drive or in your own vehicle on a self-drive safari. The lodge is situated on it's own 2,500 ha private reserve where variety of wildlife and birdlife can be found.

Our view

Its great location combined with high levels of comfort, and a small number of tents, means Mushara Outpost is a great option for people looking for a luxurious retreat to base themselves, while still having easy access to the wildlife in Etosha.

Geographics

Location: Etosha National Park, Namibia

Ideal length of stay: Base yourself here for 2-3 nights to allow you to explore Etosha’s eastern side, as well as spend a little time relaxing at the Outpost itself.

Directions: Mushara Outpost is located on the Mushara Reserve, just 8km from Etosha's eastern Von Lindequist Gate. It is well signposted from the gate.

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

Key personnel

Owner: Marc and Mariza Pampe

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Half Board

Food quality: Although we sadly didn’t have a chance to sample the food on our last visit in June 2014, we chatted with the manager about what guests can expect.

Breakfask is a cold buffet selection of cereals, fruit, meats and cheese, followed by eggs and bacon, cooked to order.

Lunch is usually an a la carte menu at an extra cost. On our last visit it was N$110 per person. They can also prepare lunch packs for guests who want to spend the whole day in Etosha. These were N$80 per person.

Dinner is a set 3 course menu.

Dining style: Mixture of group dining and individual tables

Dining locations: Indoor Dining

Drinks included: Drinks are included when guests are booked on a Full Board and Activities basis, but an extra cost if you’re on half board.

Further dining info: No room service is available.

Children

Attitude towards children: The property welcomes children aged 12 and above.

Special activities & services: There are no special activities.

Equipment: There is no equipment for children.

Infrastructure

Power supply: Mains Electricity

Power supply notes: They also use solar.

Communications: On our last visit in June 2014 there was WiFi in the main areas, but they were also planning to extend this so it covered the bedrooms.

TV & radio: There is no TV.

Water supply: Borehole

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Medical care: The nearest doctor is in Tsumeb, around 100km away.

Dangerous animals: Moderate Risk

Security measures: They have security guards.

Fire safety: There are fire extinguishers in the rooms.

Extras

Disabled access: Not Possible

Laundry facilities: A laundry service is available at an extra charge.

Money: There are safes in each of the rooms.

Accepted payment on location: Visa, MasterCard, Namibian dollars, South African rand, US dollars and euros are all accepted. British pounds are not accepted, nor are travellers' cheques.