Caroline Culbert

Dana Allen

Olwen Evans

Mike Myers


The 18 tented en- suite units (including 2 family suites) are raised on decks for an enhanced view of the waterhole and surrounding vistas.

The Camp

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Andersson's Camp

Activities include morning and/or afternoon game drives in Etosha National Park, night drives (on request) and nature walks on Ongava Reserve. Subject to the availability of vehicles and guides, morning and afternoon/evening game drives on Ongava Game Reserve can be arranged at camp at extra cost.

On the southern boundary of Etosha National Park and forming a buffer to the Park lies Ongava Game Reserve, a 30 000-hectare (74 129-acre) private reserve. It is a haven to large concentrations of wildlife: notably lion, wildebeest, springbok, gemsbok, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, red hartebeest, giraffe, eland and the largest population of the endemic black-faced impala outside of Etosha. The Reserve is also known for the successful reintroduction of white and black rhino. Birdlife is prolific with 340 species seen, amongst them ten of Namibia’s 14 endemic bird species including White-tailed Shrike, Short-toed Rock Thrush, Hartlaub’s Francolin, Rüppell’s Parrot and raptors in abundance. Ongava also provides easy access to the prime game viewing areas of western Etosha, Namibia’s premier wildlife destination.

Activities

Nestled in mopane scrub on white calcrete soils, Andersson’s Camp is situated 4.5km from Etosha’s Andersson Gate. The camp was named after Swedish explorer Charles Andersson – one of the first Europeans to ‘discover’ Etosha, Africa’s largest saltpan. The resurrected former farmstead that stands on the site now forms the centre of a charming camp fronting onto a productive waterhole. The camp is an exciting example of sustainable construction; this model of eco-sensitive lodging provides an authentic, safe and down-to-earth experience for small groups, families and independent travellers to the Etosha region and is easily accessible by either road or air.

Accommodation

Etosha Pan is the result of a geological shift that dramatically changed the course of the Kunene River. Its 5 000 km2 / 1 930 sq. miles (120 km / 75 miles across and 55 km / 34 miles from north to south) were formerly an ancient lake. Today the Pan is mostly bone dry, the stark, parched white surface giving the Pan its Herero name – “Great White Place”. The edges of the Pan give way to a surprising variety of vegetation types: from woodland and broad swathes of mopane, to open acacia-strewn plains and grasslands. Fringing the Pan are a number of productive waterholes that sustain the high density of large mammal fauna, from elephant and lion to vast herds of springbok, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and gemsbok.