Anderssons Camp

Reviews of Anderssons Camp

Excellent(91%) From 79 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 79 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.
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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Mr & Mrs S from Southampton
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Great location with rustic accommodation

The reserve is located right outside the gate to Etosha so is superbly positioned. The main area of the camp is lovely and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly.

The accommodation is quirky and rustic and much smaller than the other lodges we stayed. That said it was still very comfortable.

We did a sundowner game drive on their own Ongava Reserve and saw lions, zebra and many antelope.
The guide also walked us up close to a white rhino and calf which was quite mind-blowing.

Anderssons Camp is a great base for exploring the Eastern side of Etosha.

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Kim from Alexandria, VA
Arrived on: 23-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Anderssons Camp review

Great location right outside the gate to Etosha.

Loved the watering hole right by the main reception and eating area.

The accommodations were unique and fun.

Same comment about kid-friendly food. Otherwise, the food was really great.

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Mr & Mrs B - East Yorkshire
Arrived on: 14-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Professional and informal

Terrific atmosphere and closeness to game

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Mr S & Mrs G - Malaga
Arrived on: 2-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
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Location:
Good
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Poor
Poor
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A bit run down

The best things are the water-hole in front of the verandah and the private reserve it is set in where we went for a very nice game drive.

The tents are quite old and run down and I found them quite tacky and small. The food was OK.

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Mr S from Wales
Arrived on: 29-Dec-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Poor
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The least attractive camp in which we stayed

This place seemd rather tired and we did not enjoy the corrugated iron room.

Very noisy moving around at night. Described as quirky.

More accurately somewhat neglected.

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Mr & Mrs. B - London
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Anderssons Camp review

By the high standards of Wilderness Safari lodges, Anderssons Camp wasn't quite there. For me, the quality was good but a notch down.

On the game drive I had, we got up close to lion and rhinos (great in its way) - but too close. The animals were clearly disturbed. The guiding lacked sensitivity and was too-focused on achieving two photo ops. (I realise this is a guiding dilemma.)

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Mr. A - Washington
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Andersson's Camp

A charming, laid-back camp with the feel of an old-school safari as befitting its origins as a 19th century farmhouse. The tented room was small but comfortable with a deck that opened nicely onto areas filled with wandering game. The common areas were extremely open and well-situated for viewing the water hole very nearby. The game blind accessible by easy walk from the common areas afforded absolutely amazing close-up views of various game (including a large pride of lions), and the floodlit water hole attracted several rhinos for more amazing views.

Andersson's location just outside the southern gate (Andersson's/Okaukuejo) to Etosha makes it an ideal jumping off point for visits to the park and the water holes in the vicinity of Okaukuejo, including Okondeka,the water hole with the highest concentration and variety of game we saw on our four separate visits to the park.

Staff inform us that Andersson's is about to undergo an upgrade of facilities, to reduce the number of cabins and provide a more 'luxurious' experience, We hope that the camp doesn't lose its distinctive 'retro' charm in the process.

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