Anderssons Camp

Reviews of Anderssons Camp

Excellent(91%) From 66 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 66 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 E & Ms S - Sweden
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Nice camp!

Nothing special, it's just a nice place with nice staff right at the gate of Etosha.

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Mr O from London
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

Simple but well designed accommodation in particular the quirky bathrooms. Very friendly, attentive and helpful service. Although we were on a self drive the lodge guides were happy to chat around the fire in the evening sharing their knowledge and thoughts. The camp waterhole and hide are a highlight of the lodge. Very easy to spend hours into the late evening watching from the hide with a glass of red. Five lion and a cub drinking feet away one night and then a Gennet cat the next was a highlight of five weeks in the bush. Great for children as the overall lodge atmosphere is quite relaxed. Great location if one does not want to be in the park.

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Mr J & Mrs V - Namibia and Zim
Arrived on: 28-May-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Good rather than super.

Friendly and helpful welcome. Good rather than excellent 'room'. Meal OK.

Not the 'intimacy' of Kulala or Damaraland, and somewhat less striking location.

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Miss S. from Lifton
Arrived on: 14-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

An excellent location for visiting the Etosha Game park and a lovely welcome from the Manager and team.The atmosphere at the Camp was very friendly overall.One evening we were invited to attend a talk on rhino conservation being given to a small group. An added bonus !

Our only criticism of the tent was that it was a little on the small size and very close to an electric fence - parallel to our verandah.

During our short stay there was not a great deal of activity at the waterhole nut the underground hide was appreciated.

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Mr and Mrs H from Scotland
Arrived on: 5-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp Exceeded Expectations

We had previously stayed at Ongava Lodge but had opted for the less expensive Anderssons Camp on this trip and I'm so glad we did. This camp is charming. Well located with a waterhole and hide for viewing, though not many animals around on our visit. We loved the accommodation, so different from others we stayed in as it was based on using local materials. The bathroom was particularly charming with stone walls, an old tin bath as shower tray and corrugated iron roofing. The beds were very comfortable and there was water and tea/coffee facilities. Not hugely spacious but plenty of room for bags, clothes etc. Doors led out to a veranda with overhanging trees where a number of birds were observed.

The lounge and dining area are comfortable with plenty of seating and they overlook the waterhole. Meals are at individual tables. The food was very good and service friendly. An effort is made to make your dining experience special.
Staff at Anderssons Camp were warm in their greetings, efficient in their organisation and the guide who took us for an afternoon drive in Ongava was excellent.

We drove ourselves into Etosha and found the Camp to be well located for doing so. Okaukuejo waterhole is in a lovely situation with a variety of animals coming and going, the down side is that there are likely to be a number of other people around. Driving west to Ozonjuitji m' Bari waterhole was well worth it. Large numbers of animals and the place to ourselves. Returning towards Camp we took the detour to Sprokieswoud which has a slightly different feel with quite a few trees including baobabs.

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Ms E - Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Arrived on: 17-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Back to the Homestead

Coolest, most holistically integrated camp I've ever seen anywhere. It just proves that a camp does not need to be luxurious in order to be outstanding. The facility had a feel of a renovated homestead (many renovated old buildings in downtown Manhattan have the same feel) that fit into their environment without flash or unnecessary decoration/fru-fru.

The staff, an extension of the homestead, has similarly toned-down but very smooth operating manner. It is about attitude: a confident but well-wraped demeanor who never forgets that he/she works in the hospitality industry and is facing a client. Food, another expression of life on the homestead could lean more heavily on recreating a past life style.

The guides were hilarious, funny, knowledgeable and had a cool confident attitude that says: you are in professional hands. They seemed they wanted to be there rather than it was just a job. Whoever put this camp & team together had a point to prove and did it flawlessly. This camp spoke both to my mind and heart.

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Ms M & Mr N - New York
Arrived on: 15-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

The accommodations at Anderssons were fine but nothing special - probably very good for families but, as an older couple, we would have preferred a place without the fencing. [In fairness, our choices were limited by late planning on our part.]

The staff were very pleasant and very pro-active about reaching out and offering services and the meals were fine - very nice and varied settings.

The morning tour was very good - very engaging and informative guide who, out of some combo of luck and skill, provided some great sightings - several large elephant families; rhinos and lions in conflict; a hunting lioness. Great day!

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Mrs A. from Kornhall
Arrived on: 13-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

The best is, of course, the view over the waterhole. There were several lions, and lots of game around both afternoons and evenings we were there so we found the lounge area really great. We chose not to use the underground hide as it was nicer to sit outside and we had our binoculars.

The sunset drive in the reserve was far too long, was not really enjoyable partly because the tracks on the flat land are very badly maintained full of potholes*. Partly because we actually saw far more game between the gate to the camp from our own vehicle and from the lounge. (*High piles of gravel were left on the tracks months ago but nobody bothered to distribute it on the tracks which badly need it, vehicles has to drive slalom between them.)

To be improved; the compressor for the water pump makes a terrible noise all day long so it needs to be insulated because it really spoils the wilderness feel. We drove past the compressor on the sunset drive and seen that not the slightest effort has been made to insulate it.

Interesting Camp Design, we did like it but we also understand this design makes it very challenging for the maintenance staff. Overall impression of the camp; felt a bit slouchy, the keen attention to details, timing and order which we normally see in Wilderness Safaris camps is missing. Outside the main area piles of building material, spades left as if someone started to make something and left suddenly, months ago. If it is a design feature we do not find it appealing.

The staff seemed tired or weary. Albeit, they did make an effort when we addressed them, so for us all was fine. Meals. We found it a bit heavy, over complicated dishes and unnecessarily large portions. The intention is all good but sometimes less is more.

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P&K
Arrived on: 11-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

Anderssons is set in the Ongava reserve just outside Etosha (drive right up to the park gate and turn left).

We were kept awake by bellowing lions - so felt more comfortable having the electric fence (though on your balcony you're outside that - I don't think the lions knew). We were mesmerised by the black rhino drinking at the waterhole - unlike the South African blokes who carried on drinking their beers and looking the other way - I guess it just gets to be routine.

The hide is amazing - you watch spellbound within feet of animals at the hole.

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Mr J & Mrs E - New York
Arrived on: 10-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nice camp but room was inferior.

At Anderssons Camp, the staff is very friendly and attentive. Being practically right at the gate to Etosha was a distinct advantage because we were able to do both the afternoon and morning safaris. The food was generally good.

The big downside to Anderssons is the actual accommodation. The room was tiny and dirty and the bathroom was gross. The "shower" consisted of a dirty, rusty metal bucket.

However, a big plus was the "hide" where one could observe the animals up close as they drank from a watering hole on the property.

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