Etosha is the most famous safari park in Namibia, and it is a vast park which is home to Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos and a host of other wildlife. Choosing the right place to stay is important not only from a comfort factor, but also to be in close proximity to key wildlife regions. Read more for our critique of the best places to stay in Etosha.
This beautiful lodge is right next to Anderson’s Gate, the entrance to Etosha, one of Africa’s largest national parks. Lying atop a hill in the Ondundozonanandana Mountain Range, this lodge provides the most amazing vantage over the sprawling foothills. The property offers panoramic views to the camp’s waterhole. The 14 rooms in this lodge are stuffed with modern amenities and features, including furnished balconies, tea/coffee makers, hairdryers, safes, free Wi-Fi, dry cleaning and laundry facilities, and daily housekeeping. Ongava Lodge has an outdoor pool, library, terrace, and a well-stocked bar. Guests can indulge in various activities offered by the lodge, like game drives, nature drives, bush walks, visiting hides, and rhino spotting.
Epacha Game Lodge & Spa
Situated on the Epacha Game Reserve, this authentic African game lodge reminds one of the bygone days of the Victorian Era. The lodge has 20 chalets, each decorated individually and featuring private balconies, minibar, safe, and tea facilities. The lodge blends modernity with antiquity, as the property is decorated in subtle and relaxing colors and furnished with antiques. The on-site spa is called “Mystique Spa”, and it has five treatment rooms, sauna and steam room, Jacuzzi, splash pool, thalassotherapy room, and a hot tub. Services include body treatments, body scrubs, body wraps, and stone massages. The Epacha Game Reserve shelters endangered species like sable antelope and rhino, so game drives organized by the lodge are an amazing experience. At Epacha, guests not only have a luxurious and exciting experience but also a therapeutic and a restorative one.
For travelers looking for an undisturbed, comfortable, and luxurious experience at a family-owned lodge, the Mushara Lodge is one of the best places to stay. Mushara Lodge has a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, and a beautiful garden. The luxurious rooms are well equipped and offer all modern amenities. The lodge is located just outside the park gates and provides multiple Etosha safari tours throughout the day. While this lodge isn’t cheap, you get a 5-star experience that is worth the money paid. Those on a tighter budget can look at the more affordable sister lodge, Mushara Bush Camp.
At just 2 km distance from the Andersson gate to Etosha National Park, this affordable lodge blends the African lifestyle with comfort and luxury. This family-friendly property has 55 guest rooms, a restaurant, a curio shop, and two swimming pools with one kiddie pool. The chalets have private patios, sofa beds, refrigerators, and safes. The lodge treats its guests to amazing buffets and refreshing drinks. The layout of this spectacular property means you can enjoy a walk around the village and appreciate nature. There are many trails nearby and Etosha Village offers guided walking tours where you can spot small game. Guests especially love the Sundowner Drives for the magical sunsets and Stargazing Sessions for the spellbinding star-studded African sky.
Etosha Safari Lodge
Etosha Safari Lodge is in Okaukueju, about 6 miles away from Andersson Gate. The 65 chalets of the Lodge are on a hillock and offer panoramic views of the African bush savannah. All these are air-conditioned, have a small veranda, and are equipped with facilities like tea/coffee makers, safe, showers, etc. Services include Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, conference center, and free parking. The restaurant features a multitude of dishes, and the well-stocked bar is a favorite haunt of the guests. The lodge has three outdoor pools and offers safaris and guided game drives.
Mokuti Etosha Lodge
At just 5 minutes’ drive from the Von Lindequist gate entrance of Etosha, this is the closest lodge to the national park. Mokuti Etosha Lodge has spacious accommodations decorated with Namibian design and fabrics. The rooms have private bathrooms, mini-bar, coffee/tea facilities, and mosquito doors. For the best relaxation experience, head over to the Mokuti Spa where you can unwind while getting a relaxing massage. Under its thatched roof and chandeliers, the open-air Boma restaurant serves a variety of dishes, including many African grill specialties. The reception staff is available round-the-clock and can arrange private tours, car rentals, sunset dinners, and game drives.
This wonderful lodge is known for its seclusion amongst the African wilderness, where you can enjoy the African wilderness in the lap of luxury. The villa has two, 1400-square feet opulent accommodations that are lined with comforts and amenities. With a fireplace and library, these accommodations provide an unparalleled experience to the guests. The Villa Mushara dining team caters to the guests’ palette and the hospitality team provides top-notch service. Guests can spot impalas and warthogs scurry through the underbrush of Etosha, right from their private balconies. For a lavish and personalized experience, Villa Mushara is unlike any other lodge in Etosha.
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