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Villa Mushara
Villa Mushara
Villa Mushara
Villa Mushara
Villa Mushara

Villa Mushara: Our full report

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!

Tom Morris

Tom Morris

Country manager: Namibia

Geographics

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

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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Children

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
Generally recommended for children
We would not recommend Villa Mushara for children as there is little to keep them amused when they are not on a game drive.
Notes
Children should be under parental supervision at all times.

Our travellers’ wildlife sightings from Villa Mushara

Since mid-2018, many of our travellers who stayed at Villa Mushara 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

Eland

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Oryx

100% success

Wildebeest

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Aardvark

0% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Leopard

0% success

Lion

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Sable antelope

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

White Rhino

0% success

Communications

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.

Activities

  • 4WD Safari

    4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

    Birdwatching

Extras

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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