Reviews of Anderssons Camp
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
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.
Excellent Etosha stop. Good waterhole
A well run camp, though not as special and Kualala or Doro !Nawas. A large party made its presence felt and on the first night when the black rhino came to the waterhole they all started moving the very heavy chairs and making a noise, scaring the back rhino away within a few minutes. Frustrating! Maybe a notice on the terrace reminding guests to respect the need for relative quiet when animals come to the waterhole would be good - it was clearly awkward for the staff to say anything to the party.
Staff were excellent and very friendly, well informed and helpful.
I was concerned that Anderssons Camp might not be as good as staying inside Etosha with access to the waterhole in the evening, especially as we saw nothing at waterhole first night. But it was completely worth staying at Andersson - in fact brilliant. We saw black rhino both 2 and 3rd nights and watched a pride of 13 lion for about 2 hours on the third night. Fabulous!
We had no need to use any of the guide services - we saw masses in Etosha driving ourselves, including a lion killing a springbok and lots of birds. It was perfect and we so much enjoyed driving around ourselves and spending as much time as we wanted at various spots.
Superb base for access to Etosha
Wonderful location - doesn't get any better for viewing wildlife. facilities good. Friendly and helpful staff and good food.
Accommodation good and only seemed smaller by comparison to other places we stayed.
Black rhino at the waterhole
Wonderful lounge/dining areas overlooking waterhole, which can also be viewed from a 'hide'. Great to watch giraffes, antelopes and others coming to drink.
Rooms were okay, though very hot. Only did one activity: a 'walking safari', which didn't involve much walking! Drove ourselves into Etosha for game viewing and the camp makes a good base for this.
Very good food, excellent staff.
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Once again attention to detail and nothing too much trouble.Read more about the whole safari
Convenient location, friendly service.
Set on the Ongava reserve which has abundant wildlife and the camp has its own waterhole which attracts lots of wildlife you can see from the terrace. Also very convenient location for visiting Etosha. Great guides who work really hard to make sure you see the wildlife you want to.
Slight negatives are that the accomodation is a bit more basic and tired over the other camps and the quality of the food was quite average but service was always with a smile.
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Wonderful position by waterhole ( lions and black rhino one night). Good game drive on their own reserve and the rest we did on our own in Etosha. So much wildlife to see? Helpful to have notes on waterholes.
We did share the camp with a rather large group tour which made it noisy at meal times. We are glad you booked us here rather than the government site in the reserve.
Anderssons Camp review
The rooms are a hit small but very clean and comfortable.
We had a fantastic guide Michale who took us around the Ongava reserve and into Etosha. He could not have been better.
The food was adequate and again it's a shame a big group of Spanish spoilt the late night ambience at the waterhole. Why do people come and not appreciate the wildlife and choose to gabble non stop. It's not the lodges fault just people who have not regard for others.
We were treated to bottle of sparkling wine which we enjoyed. Thank you we had a lovely stay.
We had a great time at Anderssons.
The staff went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. Getting a week's worth of washing done for us within about 3 hours of arrival was much appreciated! Our safari guide, Jakes, was just great, locating a large pride of lions and a pair of white rhino for us in the Ongave reserve. Lions roaring outside of our tent during the night was a slightly scary but also amazing experience. The tents themselves are very comfortable and the food and drink of extremely high standard.
There were large groups staying both nights of our stay (taking up about 80% of the capacity). This limited the social contacts somewhat but the Andersson's team did a very professional job making the evenings pleasant for everyone.
The camp seems to us to be a perfect base for exploring southern Etosha - rather nicer than staying inside the park at Okaukuejo we thought.
Floodlit waterhole brilliant
One of our favourite camps. It was amazing to be almost "sleeping" amongst lions as they roared seemingly at our door! Wonderful to see giraffe, a pride of 10 lionesses, duiker, black rhino, innumerable helmeted guinea fowl, jackal, zebra at the waterhole on our first night to be followed by African Wildcat on the second night though we missed the brown hyena. The whole atmosphere of the camp was very relaxed and "intimate". Great quirky accommodation!Read more about the whole safari