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Mountain Lodge
Mountain Lodge
Mountain Lodge
Mountain Lodge
Mountain Lodge

Mountain Lodge: Our full report

The newest addition on the Etosha Heights Reserve, Mountain Lodge, also marketed as Etosha Mountain Lodge ...

... it opened to travellers in March 2018. On the southern boundary of Namibia’s Etosha National Park this private reserve covers 600km², within this the lodge will be situated on the side of a dolomite hill offering views of the surrounding bush.

Although the team behind Etosha Heights is relatively new we have long known some of the key team members and we are expecting great things from the both Mountain Lodge and its sister property Safarihoek Lodge. We will of course visit the camp as soon as we can. Meanwhile, this is what we know about it from the owners so far:

The main area will focus on a large ‘Lapa’ area containing a bar, dining room, curio shop and reading lounge. Outside there will be a swimming pool, ‘Boma’ area and a unique wine cellar.

There will be six thatched chalets and one semi-suite, which can be used as a family room, all offering en-suite bathrooms, with shower and bathtub each. Outside each room will have its on private wooden viewing deck.

Activities such as morning game, afternoon sundowner and night drive are offered with a private vehicle game drive per activity, bookable in advance. Also you are able to do the interpretive bush walk, in order to fully connect with the beauty of nature on foot.


Our view

Mountain Lodge promises to be a luxurious lodge in the wild and harsh environment of the Etosha Heights Private Reserve. So we have high expectations for their brand new Lodge, and we expect it to maintain the same understatedly stylish feel and firm safari focus. As soon as one of our team has visited the lodge, these pages will be updated.

Tom Morris

Tom Morris

Country manager: Namibia

Geographics

Location
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Ideal length of stay
2-3 nights
Directions
Safarihoek is located on the Etosha Heights Farm approximately 70km west of the Andersson Gate to Etosha.
Accessible by
Self-drive

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Full Board & Activities

Special interests

Family holidays
With discounted rates for children up to the age of 18, Mountain Lodge is a great-value destination for families travelling around Namibia. Added to this, the Etosha Heights Reserve also offers a fantastic range of activities to keep children entertained.
See ideas for Family holidays

Children

Attitude towards children
Safarihoek welcomes children of all ages.

Our travellers’ wildlife sightings from Mountain Lodge

Since mid-2018, many of our travellers who stayed at Mountain Lodge have kindly recorded their wildlife sightings and shared them with us. The results are below. Click an animal to see more, and here to see more on our methodology.

Black Rhino

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Oryx

100% success

Wildebeest

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Eland

80% success

Lion

60% success

White Rhino

40% success

Sable antelope

33% success

Aardvark

20% success

Brown Hyena

20% success

Cheetah

0% success

Leopard

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Communications

Communications
WiFi available in the main areas
TV & radio
None
Water supply
Borehole

Sustainability

Mountain Lodge sustainability

Mitigating animal-human conflict

Located in a 60,000 hectare private reserve bordering, the well-known Etosha National Park Mountain Lodge concentrates its efforts towards the conservation of wildlife. The objective of the initiative is twofold: educating tourists and providing financial help for the protection of endangered species.

The chalets are named in Afrikaans as guineafowl, giraffe and elephant, with information about each animal displayed in the rooms. Mountain Lodge consistently involves guests into rehabilitating Etosha Heights – a former hunting concession – into a photographic safari area. For example, one mid-day activity for the lodge’s guests is to set camera traps that snap pictures when they are tripped by an animal passing at night.

The lodge also invests 1.5% of turnover into conservation. Mountain Lodge is currently supporting the Etosha Rand Lion Conservation Project, which aims to find solutions for a more sustainable approach to lion management, thus avoiding over-population and reducing unnecessary killing. Moreover, the lodge hosts and assists the researchers of the Namibia National Cheetah Survey aiming to provide data on the population size and distribution of the cheetah throughout Namibia.

Whereas several marking sites were identified using the information provided from the GPS collars, the final goal is to estimate the size of the cheetah population using camera trap data.

See more great sustainability projects in Namibia

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Yes
Dangerous animals
High Risk
Fire safety

Activities

  • 4WD Safari

    4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

    Birdwatching

  • Guided walking safari

    Guided walking safari

  • Night drive

    Night drive

Extras

Disabled access

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