Villa Mushara

Villa Mushara: Our full report

2 villas
Traveller's rating
Excellent (93%) From 3 reviews
All year

Situated on the Mushara Reserve, just 8km east of Etosha National Park, the exclusive Villa Mushara is accessed down a small path to one side of its sister property, Mushara Lodge. The villa offers even more luxury than the lodge, and greater privacy. Guided game drives are available at an extra cost, although most visitors to the Mushara properties will stay here with their own car, and use this as a base for self-drive forays into Etosha.

Each of the two luxury villas at Villa Mushara is air conditioned and has its own private terrace, plunge pool and an outside shower. Inside the villas are incredibly spacious with 140m 2 of living space. A large lounge area features comfy sofas, a fireplace, a writing desk, a CD player (with CDs provided) and a drinks station incorporating both tea and coffee and sherry and port. Between the lounge and the bathroom is a bedroom, with a huge four-poster king-sized bed draped in a mosquito net. The bathroom is also very large and has an interestingly designed zebra-print stand-alone bath. The style is one of luxury and opulence, with candelabras and chandeliers, and the staff will make special preparations for honeymooners such as flowers and champagne.

Outside, an open-air daybed is accessed down a short pathway, and over looks a small waterhole where several antelope species come to drink.

The main area is shared with Mushara Lodge, and is just a few metres away, although guests do not need to leave the comfort of their villa if they don't wish to. If preferred, meals can be served in the villa.

As at the other Mushara properties, morning and afternoon guided game drives in Etosha National Park are offered at Mushara Villa, or those with their own car can drive themselves.

Our view

Villa Mushara is very smart, stand-alone villa very close to Etosha. It's a great choice for those looking for luxury, indulgence and lots of their own space. It's obviously a very convenient base for game drives into Etosha National Park – although visitors may well be distracted from long game drives by the idea of time spent relaxing at the villa. Keen safari enthusiasts may feel that they just don't need this level of space when they're going to spend much of the day in the park!


Location: Etosha National Park, Namibia

Ideal length of stay: 2 nights

Directions: Villa Mushara is located adjacent to Mushara Lodge on the Mushara Reserve, just a few kilometres from the eastern gate of Etosha. It is well signposted from the gate.

Accessible by: Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board

Food quality: Snacks such as crisps and nuts are available from the minibar.

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Cost of meal e.g. lunch: Included

Further dining info: Yes

Special interests

Honeymoons: The peace, quiet and isolation of the two villas at Villa Mushara allow honeymooners to take some time to themselves. Tailored touches, such as flowers, champagne or private candlelit dinners will make for a special stay on your Namibian honeymoon.

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Private villas & houses: The private villas at Villa Mushara promise luxury and opulence very close to Etosha. The lounge, bathroom and your private terrace are all spacious and stylish. Enjoy your own pool and private meals on request.

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Luxury: Villa Mushara consists of two large villas whose opulent rooms are decorated with candelabras and chandeliers. Each villa has an open-air daybed/sala with views of a private waterhole is a great place to relax during your luxurious safari holiday.

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Attitude towards children: Children are welcome at Mushara Villa.

Property’s age restrictions: There are no age restrictions.

Special activities & services: None

Equipment: Cots can be provided

Notes: Children should be under parental supervision at all times.


Power supply: Mains Electricity

Communications: There is good cellphone reception in the rooms, as well as a telephone. There is internet access and a central phone and fax at the neighbouring Mushara Lodge.

TV & radio: None, but there is a DVD player with DVDs provided.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Medical care: The nearest doctor is in Tsumeb, about an hour's drive away.

Dangerous animals: High Risk

Security measures: The gate is locked from 8.00pm.

Fire safety: There is a fire extinguisher in all rooms.


Disabled access: On Request

Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Extra Charge

Money: Currency exchange is possible.

Accepted payment on location: Cash payments may be made in US dollars, euros, South African rand or Namibian dollars, and credit cards (except Amex) are also accepted.

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