Mushara Bush Camp

Reviews of Mushara Bush Camp

Excellent(94%) From 156 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 156 of our travellers who have visited Mushara Bush Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
RODDERS FROM LONDON
Arrived on: 30-Jan-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Enjoyable one night

An unexpected treat

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Mr. T & Ms. M - West Molesey
Arrived on: 18-Dec-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mushara Bush Camp review

Our second visit to this camp for a three day stay, we like the scattered tents with their own space surrounding them.and you get the occasional Dik-Dik passing by.

The closeness of the Von Lindquist gate (8km) means quick entry into Etosha We visited TSUMCORE waterhole many times during our stay, it produced the best sightings of elephants seen this year (40+).Animals in general were scarcer than usual due to some early rains.

The staff here were very helpful and attentive,food excellent too. although vegetarian options were limited.

Good pool.

Good stay!

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Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Lovely Mushara Bush Camp.

Lovely camp and very child friendly. Staff very helpful and lovely comfortable tents with fans. Food was pretty good too. We had an enjoyable meal that was set up outside one evening. The grounds and swimming pool are great. An ideal spot from which to explore Etosha.

Our guide was good company but not particularly knowledgeable. He was experienced and knew where to look for game but not so good on plants and birds. We did a walk and a drive into Etosha with him.

We enjoyed our stay here and were sorry to leave.

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Mr J & Mrs E - Namibia in November
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
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Particulatly well set-up for families

Of all the places we stayed, this was probably our least favourite. This is more a positive reflection on the other lodges rather than a negative assessment of Mushara. The two main things we missed were (1) a view, as we had been hugely spoilt in all of the other places we stayed and (2) qthe level of warmth and service we experienced in other lodges - particularly on check-in. The staff were not unfriendly, but were a little stand-offish and less effusive than elsewhere.

The lodge and the tented rooms are all very stylishly decorated and thoughtfully equipped. However the tent got very hot during our stay (November) which did not make for a comfortable night's sleep, even with the fan that was provided. I would imagine the rooms would have been a lot more comfortable between May - September.

We found the guided game drive into Etosha a bit disappointing compared to other game drives elsewhere as the guide did not seem very engaged or interested in telling us about the wildlife and seemed to prefer chatting with his friends on the radio. Also, due to the distance of the lodge from Namutoni, we lost some time getting to/from the park.

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Mrs L. from Winchester
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Mushara Bush Camp review

Only stayed overnight, but a very attractive fairly new camp.

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Mr and Mrs W from Lanarkshire
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mushara Bush Camp review

All the staff were very helpful.

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Mr and Mrs E from Cornwall
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Gateway to Etosha

This camp met our needs to explore Etosha and whilst perfectly nice didn't light our fire.

Our tip would be not to bother with a guide because Etosha is totally accessible by self drive and the guide can't take you anywhere that you can't go yourself.

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Ms M &n Mr H from West Midlands
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mushara Bush Camp review

Lovely well-equipped and spacious tent with really comfortable bed, full mosquito net, fan and ensuite bathroom. Nice peaceful location, near to Etosha park, but not particularly scenic in the dry season. The grounds are home to quite tame warthogs, hornbills and squrrels which provided visual amusement and photo opportunities. We didn't take any children but noticed that it seemed particularly well equipped for them with a playground and an indoor play area off the dining room. Staff were lovely and service and food very good. Not totally ideal for someone with mobility difficulties as quite a way from the parking area and tent was some way from the main facilities, but we managed. Fortunately, help was given to transport luggage.from parking area..

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Mr M & Ms H - 5th visit to Namibia
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Excellent
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Service:
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Convenient for Etosha

A warm welcome from staff and a comfortable Meru tent, although as we were in room 1, not terribly private. We had other guests taking short cuts and walking by our porch and tent so privacy was nil on some occasions, which spoilt it. We were also just across from the open air restaurant and pool, so did get some noise from that. So best to avoid room 1.

The Mushara morning game drive into Etosha was well organised and all the guides were in radio contact with each other so were able to keep each other informed where all the good sightings were, the lodge also provided a packed breakfast and coffee.

It was a pleasant place to stay and not far from the Namutoni entrance to Etosha. Staff were all very welcoming and helpful but again like Okonjima, no one seemed to know about the Soya milk or to be bothered about it. After our experience with Okonjima we had got tired of repeatedly asking so had given up on it.

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Mr & Mrs M - Midlothian
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Loved everything about this place!

Mushara Bush Camp has lovely reception, dining and lounge areas - very stylish and comfortable. The luxury tent was amazing, well appointed and very comfortable. The pool was great with much appreciated cold refreshing water and plenty of loungers both in and out of shade.

Dinner was really good, vegetarian options available and delicious breakfasts - I remember the bread especially. Dinner on the second night was a braai with tables outside, beautifully lit tables and surroundings, and great singing & dancing by the staff - all very memorable.

We booked a morning game drive for one last trip into Etosha and it was just us and the driver - and what a great experience it was seeing lions up close at the first waterhole Chudop, then later at the same one around 40-50 elephants of all sizes drinking, swimming, playing and throwing mud. As our driver Bennie seemed to know most of the other drivers, they let him get in close for a good view. We couldn't have done that in our own car. Excellent coffee & carrot cake back at the camp.

Possibly my only criticism of this place was the thin, cheap pillows but that really is all!

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