Reviews of Mushara Outpost
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watch out for the dik dik and warthogs
We made the mistake of turning up at Mushara Lodge (which comes first along the road from the park). Perhaps this could be pointed out as it was a quite a way along the private road before we reached the lodge.
Nice elegant dinner. Such a shame that breakfast at 6am was served outdoors on the terrace with the temperature about 10-11oC which literally froze me. The tea was already cold by the time it reached the table served in large wide cups - it would have been better to serve teapots. Needless to say I did not hang about. After 7am once the sun was up it might have been ok.
Sometimes hot was on left and sometimes right in Namibia.
Beautiful tent and elegant bathroom area.
Expert Africa comments
We’re really sorry that these travellers experienced yet another navigation issue finding the right lodge here – especially as such issues seem to have dogged their whole trip.
Marc Pampe, Mushara’s owner, was concerned by this, and commented that when arriving at any of the three entrances to the Mushara properties (Mushara Lodge / Mushara Bush Camp / Mushara Outpost), there’s a large sign board at the gate telling guests exactly where they are, and which entrance/road to use for each particular camp/lodge. We’re very sorry that somehow these travellers must have missed this, or not seen it.
Mushara Outpost review
Decor etc is sightly OTT, but nevertheless a super place to stay. Room 8 is really private! Food here was the best we had - excellent. But they are milking the prices! about £9 for 2 G&Ts - it's cheaper in London!!!!
Nice pool - you can actually swim a length!
What can we say - excellent staff, great food, lovely accomodation - one to savour!
Especially enjoyed the pool and watching the family of Warthogs on the lawn. The night fire and staff singing were much appreciated. A lovely place to spend our two days chilling out after a very hectic itinerary.
Mushara Outpost review
What a stunningly well desined and stylish lodge. This was probably the best of all in terms of accommodation. Staff were friendly and helpful, and the guided tours were good value (better value than Ongava, Camp kipwe and Kulala).
Food here was better than anywhere else.
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A true luxury lodge. Efficient & well run.Read more about the whole safari
Well located, good food, mosquitos!
We only stayed here one night, and were bothered by mosquito here (the only place we stayed in Sept in Namibia where this was a problem) which unfortunately has probably influenced our view of what is a very well appointed lodge.
The welcome was friendly, the central building was very nicely designed and furnished and was very comfortbale and relaxed. The lodges however (only eight of them) were the smallest rooms we stayed in on our trip and whilst furnished well the slight lack of space meant you wouldnt spend much time in the room. Its within easy striking distance of the Etosha park, and very easy to find just off the main road.
The dinner we were served was of a good quality - it was chef prepared for us, fresh, and well presented (no choice, the menu is fixed) so we have no complaints here. Breakfast was ok, but we didnt linger over this as we were leaving promptly for the etosha park.
One of the guests had a birthday, so at the end of dinner all the staff inc from the kitchen came out as a surspise and sang for her (and indeed all the guests) which was actually quite moving and was a real highlight of our stay. Advice on animal sightings in Etosha was also freely given, which proved very helpful (do ask!).
Luxury, calm and welbeeing
A very good place to drive to Etosha east.Read more about the whole safari
Mushara Outpost review
This lodge was outstanding. We were greeted immediately we arrived and given a glass of homemade lemonade whilst the lodge and its services were explained to us. We were shown to our delightful and comfortable tented room - all beautifully appointed. Sundowners around an open air fire and dinner on the deck.
The main building was beautifully decorated and there were lots of interesting books to browse through. The staff were outstanding, friendly, helpful and a pleasure to be with. We enjoyed the hide overlooking a waterhole where we saw kudu, impala, warthog, mongeese and many birds as well as the guided drives to Etosha in the morning and afternoon (the morning one was the best if you were only going to do one).
We could not fault any aspect of our stay at Mushara Outpost and felt it was one of the best places we have stayed anywhere worldwide.
Grand tents at Mushara
The tents are on wooden platforms and extremely comfortable, even down to the jug of milk in the fridge ,tea pot and coffee for us to make our own and have it on our verrandah.
Food was good, and breakfast was prepared when you wanted it, early or late.
There was a more formal feel at this lodge than Ongava or Okonjima, although the staff were friendly, it just wasn't as relaxed. However, it was an extrememly comfortable place to stay after driving round Etosha all day, and it was very close to Namutoni gate, so we didn't regret not staying inside Etosha itself. The speed bumps inside the Outpost were very high, and built for 4 wheel drives, not 2!
We bought a pass for 4 days to Etosha, so only had to fill in the paperwork once at the gate, so again there was no problem about staying outside the park.
The pool was good, and plenty of loungers round it, for a break from driving.
A fantastic place to stay, 8 double tents with wooden front doors on a raised deck and 2 "pilot's rooms". The central facility is superb, with inside and outside dining and a wood-fired boma for a pre-dinner drinks. Life is really tough! We were unable to make full use of all the facilities because we were so busy, but the pool looked super. There is a bird-watching "hide" near a small waterhole in the grounds, but a very long lens is needed for photos - 400mm isn't enough, even with a 1.6x sensor factor!
Dinner is a set meal, served to us at a set time so is very different to elsewhere on our trip, but nonetheless excellent food, beautifully prepared and served. On one evening we had a singing session with what appeared to be every member of staff involved - thoroughly enjoyable.
Another really nice feature was that when we enquired about activities, we were told that they recommended us to do our "own thing" rather than be tied to the fairly limited offers from Mushara Lodge that we could have joined in with.
Also, within a day or so of our return we has an e-mail "thank you" for our compliments to the staff on the visitor survey form - a very nice, thoughtful touch that shows they care about their customers - just like ExpertAfrica!!