Andersson’s at Ongava

CEDARBERG RATING

Premier

PRICING FROM

₤ 573 (Pps)

Overview

Andersson's Camp is an exciting example of sustainable construction and is named after a famed Swedish explorer, Charles Andersson, one of the first Europeans to describe Etosha. Situated in close proximity of Etosha National Park in the private 30 000-hectare Ongava Game Reserve. This National Park is Namibias premier wildlife destination and is certainly one of Africa's largest game parks.

The main lodge at Andersson’s Camp was originally an old settler farmhouse which has been quirkily redesigned to offer a stylish yet affordable eco-lodge. A large wraparound deck offers extensive sitting and dining areas and the original farm dam has been cleverly converted into a small swimming pool. The deck overlooks a productive waterhole which is a magnet for a variety of big game including black rhino, lion and giraffe in the dry season.

A wonderful new addition is the underground hide right by the waterhole that offers great photographic opportunities at ground level as the wildlife comes to drink.

 

Accommodation at Andersson's Camp at Ongava

Andersson's Camp has 16 tents and 4 family units. The tented accommodation is Canvas-style tents raised on wooden decks with double doors to allow for pleasant views of the bush with covered small veranda. Each tent has natural stone en-suite bathroom facilities, with a unique open-air private shower. A diesel-powered generator provides the camp's power. The solar geyser outside each tent provides the heated water for shower.

Guided trips into Etosha in an open 4X4 safari vehicle on offer, or choose to do a guided walk in the Ongava Reserve. These activities are included if the lodge is booked on a Fully Inclusive basis and offered as extra activities booked at the lodge if booked on a DBB basis.

Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season, whilst the summer months' sporadic rainfall produces a profusion of new life - with pronking baby springbok and comical young wildebeest.

Andersson’s at Ongava on the map

Rooms

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Standard suites

6 x twin-bedded suites with 2 x three quarter beds and 1 x double suite with one queen-size bed.The suites are designed as a direct extension of the landscape itself. The rock and other natural elements are used to reflect the environment and drama of Etosha. The natural stone and spacious solid build with innovative roof structure, offers guests a climate-controlled sanctuary in the bush. Design includes a private viewing deck with 180-degree panorama.

 

Nice accommodation

"Nice accommodation but the wrong time of the year to stay there as it was very cold in the tent. Compared to other places we stayed the staff weren’t as friendly. In hindsight would have preferred to stay on the east side of Etosha as animal sightings were low. "

Includes

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. Fully Inclusive rates are available also

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Low risk and/or seasonal malaria

Good For

Birding, Nature, Wildlife

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