Reviews of Mushara Outpost
Wildlife sightings and reviews
56 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Mushara Outpost and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Spoilt rotten at Mushara"
Room spacious and well equipped with inside and outside shower.
Food was varied and tasty.
The staff made a fuss of my wife on her birthday decorating our breakfast and evening meal table, which was a lovely gesture. They made a cake and serenaded her with songs of celebration, which was a lovely touch. They all had incredible voices and they seemed to enjoy doing it!" See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
"A lovely return to Mushara Outpost"
Our room was gorgeous with extra warm bedding and a hot water bottle put into our beds while we had dinner each evening - much needed on the cold winter nights. On our first afternoon, we decided to relax and enjoy our beautiful surroundings rather than go on a drive, so we sat with lunch and a drink while watching warthog, impala, mongeese and numerous birds wandering around apparently feeling safe and comfortable; they were completely unbothered by our presence. Later that evening we saw a pair of dik-dik eating happily at the side of our room. Far from the most active of our times on holiday but one that we both recall with great fondness.
The food and service was uniformly of a very high standard as were the game drives we went on. There seemed to be far less wildlife in Etosha than there had been on our previous visits though our guide, Patreus (not sure of spelling) went to great efforts to show us what there was to see, including a sighting of three lion though I will never understand how he first spotted them! We managed to sit with them for quite a while before other vehicles joined us - a very special few minutes. Patreus was a very warm, engaging guide who was particularly concerned about our comfort.
Would highly recommend a stay at Mushara Outpost to anyone and would choose to stay there again over many of the other options in the area." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
"Ideal one night stop on leaving Etosha"
A delicious evening buffet-style bbq was served outdoors in a pretty clearing at the end of a lantern-lit walkway, very unusual and fun.
Staff were attentive and very friendly and we saw lots of different and colourful birds as well as squirrels and mongoose when enjoying our outdoor breakfast.
Could have stayed longer and would be a good base for Etosha for anyone not wanting to stay in the park itself. A recent addition here is a new waterhole a short flat walk from the main area." See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia; 4n in South Africa; 3n in Botswana
"Mushara Outpost review"
Agita was blown away after 5 days in a car with me, a real bit of luxury. Amazing location with great staff and possibly the best breakfast cinnamon pancakes in Africa if not the world, reason enough to go back on its own.
Really nice pool and the room was excellent." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
"Nice quite place"
We had dinner in the main building one night and a boma (bbq) the second night, which had a massive buffet, which catered for everyone. We also ate lunch there and found all the food very good with good portions
We went on two morning drives and two afternoon drives. We thought it was well worth doing as our guide (Piet) was in contact with other people so they could share where the best wildlife was. By going on an organised game drive it also means both of you can relax and have a good view because you were high up. Also everyone had an edge seat so you weren't restricted in a middle seat. You also have the guides expertise of reading situations. For instance we were watching some sleepy lions under a tree and Piet had noticed a lame kudu at the other side of the water hole.
People in self drives came into the waterhole and watched the lions but then drove out again, missing the lame kudu. We had our sundowners while we watched the kudu cautiously go towards the waterhole, with the lions now alert and hunched low in the grasses out of sight of the kudu but ready to pounce. It was all very tense and we thought we would see a kill but the kudu thought better of it and turned into the forest, pursued by the lions. After about five minutes the lions returned, yes you’ve guest it, without their prey!
We saw cheetah, lions and leopards while we were with Piet too. Often they were very near but we would not have picked them out ourselves as they were well camouflaged. I would definitely stay here two nights and do the organised game drives, you will not be disappointed." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"A very peaceful lodge "
The tent was very spacious and comfortable with a choice of showers. One evening was a outdoor dinner in the boma, a delicious barbeque under amazing starry skies.
Our table had been littered with petals and ribbons as we were celebrating our golden wedding, a lovely touch, much appreciated." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
"Mushara Outpost review"
Staff were friendly and efficient. The room was very comfortable.
Our evening meal - in the Boma area - could have been better. Breakfast was good." See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
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