This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more

Skip to main content

Talk to an expert 1-800-242-2434 Lines now closed

User menu
Etosha Safari Lodge
Etosha Safari Lodge
Etosha Safari Lodge
Etosha Safari Lodge
Etosha Safari Lodge
Etosha Safari Lodge

Reviews of Etosha Safari Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

24 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Etosha Safari Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Sep-2018, 3 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Etosha Safari Lodge.
Lion

50% success

Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Giraffe

67% success

Oryx

67% success

Elephant

50% success

White Rhino

50% success

Wildebeest

50% success

Zebra

50% success

Aardvark

0% success

Black Rhino

0% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Eland

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Sable antelope

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Showing 1-10 of 24
Duration
Arrival date
Mrs & Mr DB
BC Canada

"Giraffes in your backyard!"

2 nights Arrived 25 Oct 2019
"Very convenient to the park entrance. Nice rooms and good service. Buffet meals were also very good.

Was surprised to see giraffes from our balcony.

New garage and convenience store with lovely gift shop situated between the lodge and park gate.

The self drive safari was fabulous." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Elephant

8 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Lion

3 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

White Rhino

3 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Boghall birder
Roslin

"Etosha Safari Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 11 Nov 2018
"Excellent accommodation and friendly, helpful service" See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Giraffe

1 sighting

Oryx

9 sightings

Mr & Mrs B
W Midlands

"An excellent convenient lodge"

2 nights Arrived 11 Sep 2018
"This was the largest of the lodges we stayed at with 65 attractive bungalows set out in lines running from the reception, restaurant area and viewing deck. A modest disadvantage was that, at bungalow 64 it took us 10 minutes to walk to the bar!

On the other hand the western swimming pool was quite close and much enjoyed. The meals were good and eating outside a treat. This was where we contacted Bidvest re the car's fuel problem and the reception stall were extremely helpful. They also got us on an early morning tour of the park itself which we thought well worthwhile as it helped us to see more when we went in the next day ourselves. We stayed 2 nights.

This is an excellent and convenient lodge." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs S
Hassocks

"Etosha Safari Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 2 Apr 2017
"We really loved this place. We had a chalet near the main building - No4, so just a very short walk to the restaurant, bar and lovely swimming pool. Good that we could park nearly outside our room too.

The views across the 'veldt' were wonderful. The staff were really friendly and we had some great conversations - mainly about football! The food was great and it was good to have an allocated table outside.

The room was lovely with AC and mosquito net, bright and well furnitured, with a great shower and separate toilet." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
D & D
Cork

"Etosha Safari Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 16 Oct 2016
"We enjoyed our one night here although the scale of the place was so much bigger than the previous places we had stayed and it had more of a hotel feel than lodge.

The individual room was nice with a good spacious shower area. The food was pretty good. The viewing deck outside the bar area was a good feature and a lovely place for a sundowner.

Overall we were happy with this lodge but were also happy to move on after the one night. Having said that it would make a good base from which to see Etosha if you were not staying inside Etosha itself." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr G & Mrs S
NOT.

"A room with a view"

1 night Arrived 4 Sep 2016
"Our first time here and could not find fault with the place at all
As with all the places we stayed we spent very little time in them
we were in the park all day but the food, rooms and service were all spot on would go back at drop of a hat" See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr B
Enniskillen

"Etosha Safari Lodge"

1 night Arrived 7 Jul 2016
"I think we were all a little disappointed to be staying outside of the National Park but the location of this site was an ideal second best. On arrival all was well but when we got to the one chalet we had been sent to there were on four beds in one shared open space with an open bathroom. I returned to reception where the staff said they would put in an extra bed into this one chalet. This was at best going to be quite a squeeze with little privacy for all concerned.

On taking this back to the staff they finally agreed that the booking had been for two chalets and all was fine after that. The pool was wonderful with amazing views, the restaurant excellent, great food and location. Parking in front of the chalet was a little rough with loose stones making it difficult to get the minibus in as it skidded on the stones" See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr P & co
UK

"Etosha Safari Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 11 Nov 2015
"A truly wonderful setting close to Etosha. The rooms however were distinctly average, with just one dispenser marked 'shampoo' (we were told it was shower gel) in the rather over-sized shower-room.

Food and service was slightly impersonal as this establishment clearly caters for large groups.

However as a one-night stop-over this place was absolutely fine." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Mrs V
UK

"Etosha Safari Lodge"

2 nights Arrived 25 Sep 2015
"Staff very good - not too servile.

Buffet for breakfast and dinner - very good." See all these reviews: 27n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Ms M & Mr N
Hagley

"Far better than we expected - service was exc"

1 night Arrived 20 Sep 2015
"Very pleasantly surprised despite our reservations about it's size - rooms were compact and basic but nicely presented with nice touches - staff were really friendly and very well trained" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Showing 1-10 of 24
84%
24 reviews of Etosha Safari Lodge by travellers since August 2007
Overall rating by our travellers
9
11
4
0
0
Filter by month

Holiday styles & special interests in Namibia

From birdwatching breaks to walking holidays, find great ideas for your trip in Namibia.


Birdwatching

Birdwatching

Diverse habitats, discreet hides and superb guiding.

Cultural experiences

Cultural experiences

Get an insight into Africa's cultures and history.

Family holidays

Family holidays

Hand-picked camps for an incredible family safari.

Honeymoons

Honeymoons

Romantic safaris and castaway island retreats.

Luxury

Luxury

First-class service, scenic vistas and unparalleled comfort await you during these carefully selected luxury holidays. 

Photography holidays

Photography holidays

Great holidays to suit the keen photographer.

Private villas & houses

Private villas & houses

Enjoy Africa with just your friends & family

Riding holidays

Riding holidays

Explore Africa's wilderness on horseback.

Solo Travel

Solo Travel

Trip ideas ideally suited for a solo traveller.

Walking

Walking

Explore Africa's most scenic trails on foot.

Walking safaris

Walking safaris

Explore Africa's untouched wildernesses on foot.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Wellness escapes in stunning locations

Wildlife safaris

Wildlife safaris

These trips include hard-hitting game and fascinatingly elusive species alike, as well as superb guiding and a variety of diverse ecosystems.

Other lodges in Etosha National Park

Alternative places to stay in this same area.


Okaukuejo Camp

Okaukuejo Camp

Set within Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo Camp is a large, well-equipped restcamp, with a productive floodlit waterhole.


83% (639 reviews)
Halali Camp

Halali Camp

Halali is a large, government-run restcamp in a convenient central location inside Etosha National Park.


79% (319 reviews)
Mushara Bush Camp

Mushara Bush Camp

The family-friendly Mushara Bush Camp offers a beautifully designed lodge, friendly service and a great base from which to explore Etosha National Park.


94% (237 reviews)
Ongava Tented Camp

Ongava Tented Camp

Built around a waterhole Ongava Tented Camp offers good service, delicious food, comfortable rooms, easy access to Etosha and wildlife in camp.


93% (146 reviews)
Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge

Ongava is a smart lodge with fantastic views that offers a range of driving and walking safaris on its own reserve, and guided drives in Etosha.


92% (144 reviews)
Dolomite Camp

Dolomite Camp

Opened in 2011, Dolomite Camp allows visitors access to the far west side of Etosha National Park, which was previously off limits to most visitors.


86% (94 reviews)
Mushara Lodge

Mushara Lodge

Not far from the entrance to Etosha, Mushara Lodge offers comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms in a convenient location for exploring the park.


92% (85 reviews)
Namutoni Camp

Namutoni Camp

Centred on an old fort, the government run Namutoni Camp is located just inside Etosha National Park, close to Fisher's Pan.


82% (82 reviews)
Onguma Tented Camp

Onguma Tented Camp

Onguma Tented Camp is a lovely, little tented camp which centres around an attractive waterhole a short drive from the Von Lindequist Gate to eastern Etosha.


93% (79 reviews)
Onguma Bush Camp

Onguma Bush Camp

For great wildlife viewing without breaking the bank, the affordable and understated luxury of Onguma Bush Camp could be perfect.


93% (77 reviews)
Hobatere Lodge

Hobatere Lodge

To the west of Etosha National Park, on the edge of Damaraland, Hobatere Lodge offers good game-viewing on its own reserve.


90% (67 reviews)
Mushara Outpost

Mushara Outpost

Mushara Outpost is a comfortable, stylish lodge, and a good base from which to explore nearby Etosha National Park on your own or with a guided safari.


93% (55 reviews)
Onguma Tree Top Camp

Onguma Tree Top Camp

For a bird’s eye view across African bush, the stilted rooms at Onguma Tree Top are truly special.


97% (42 reviews)
Onguma The Fort

Onguma The Fort

The Fort is the jewel in the crown of the Onguma lodges, and arguably the whole of eastern Etosha.


95% (35 reviews)
Onguma Etosha Aoba

Onguma Etosha Aoba

From its woodland setting on the Onguma Reserve, Etosha Aoba is within easy striking distance of Namibia’s flagship national park.


89% (32 reviews)
Taleni Etosha Village

Taleni Etosha Village

Only 4km from Etosha's southern entrance, Taleni Etosha Village is an affordable base from which to explore the park.


93% (26 reviews)
Etosha Safari Camp

Etosha Safari Camp

Funky, low-key and very original, Etosha Safari Camp is well placed for visiting Etosha National Park on a self-drive or guided safari.


87% (23 reviews)
Little Ongava

Little Ongava

The beautifully located and luxurious Little Ongava is a stunning place to stay in order to explore Etosha National Park and the private Ongava Reserve.


97% (23 reviews)
Safarihoek Lodge

Safarihoek Lodge

In the middle of the Etosha Heights Reserve, Safarihoek Lodge offers comfortable accommodation and excellent game-viewing.


95% (21 reviews)
Mokuti Etosha Lodge

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

With 106 rooms, child-friendly Mokuti Etosha Lodge is more like a hotel than a lode. Facilities to include a gym, spa, tennis courts and even a snake park.


92% (10 reviews)
Mountain Lodge

Mountain Lodge

In the heart of the Etosha Heights Reserve, Mountain Lodge offers the chance for game drives and bush walks away from some of the crowds of Etosha.


97% (7 reviews)
Andersson's at Ongava

Andersson's at Ongava

With game drives on both its private reserve and in Etosha, Andersson's at Ongava also offers access to the Ongava Research Centre.


100% (5 reviews)
Etosha Garden Hotel

Etosha Garden Hotel

Safari in Etosha National Park Namibia, whilst based at the nearby Etosha Garden Lodge.


60% (4 reviews)
Vreugde Guest Farm

Vreugde Guest Farm

Vreugde Guest Farm is a delightful owner-run and working sheep farm where you can expect a warm welcome and charming hospitality.


95% (4 reviews)
Villa Mushara

Villa Mushara

Villa Mushara offers luxury in a peaceful and isolated location. It is a good choice for honeymooners & those wishing to indulge themselves.


93% (3 reviews)
Toshari Lodge

Toshari Lodge

Safari in Etosha National Park Namibia, whilst based at Etosha Gateway Lodge.


80% (1 review)
Onkoshi Camp

Onkoshi Camp

Onkoshi Camp is owned and run by Namibia Wildlife Resorts. Built on elevated wooden platforms it overlooks Etosha Pan.


No reviews yet
Etosha Oberland Lodge

Etosha Oberland Lodge

A short drive from Etosha National Park's southern entrance, Etosha Onderland Lodge promises a convenient base from which to explore the park.


No reviews yet
Safari House

Safari House

The private Safari House on the Etosha Heights reserve is a great option families or friends travelling together.


No reviews yet

Login to Expert Africa

Sign in with password

Sign in with email link


New to Expert Africa? Create an account

Forgotten your details?

It's free & quick to set up

  • Order a brochure
  • Save your wish-list
  • Send us an enquiry
  • Pay online for your trip
  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Give us feedback on your trip
  • Full site benefits of the site

Need some help? Talk to our team

Africa