Safari Lodge ideally situated on the C38 which is only 10km from the Anderson
Gate – making it the perfect stop for visiting Etosha National Park.
It is truly an amazing place; perched on top of a small hill with sweeping views of the African Savannah and Mopani trees.
We arrived at the Etosha Safari Lodge and were warmly welcomed by Eileen - the GM for both Safari Lodge and Etosha Safari Camp and Andreas the lodge manager.
Just up a few steps is a large entrance with reception, curio shop and passage that leads into a huge dining room and onto a fantastic viewing deck that overlooks the savannah and waterhole below.
Even though this is a big lodge we found the staff to be both helpful and very friendly.
We loved all the old pictures of the history of Namibia; you will see them on the walls of the restaurant and entrance passage.
Cocktail hour is on the wooden viewing deck making it the ideal spot to sip sun-downers while watching the sun set and game drinking at the waterhole below.
At the end of the restaurant you will find the bar with a lounge area next to one of four fireplaces.
From the restaurant, large wooden doors lead out onto a covered veranda and wooden deck with more tables and chairs so you can dine under the stars on those warmer nights.
Dinner and breakfast are buffet style while lunch is a la carte. Our meals were great and there is just so much to choose from - you will be spoilt for choice.
For breakfast we ordered breakfast packs the night before and collected them first thing the next morning before we left for our self-drive Etosha safari.
The boma sits between the restaurant and the viewing deck; it is great place to warm up during those cold winter months.
beautifully decorated chalets sit on either side of the main building forming a
west and east wing.
They all have en-suite bathrooms with separate toilet, air conditioners, mosquito nets, a tea and coffee station and small veranda, with lovely views overlooking the Mopane veld.
With the Andersson Gate to Etosha National Park being only 10km away, you will have a choice of self-drive or guided games drives into the park. The lodge does two game drives per day – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The lodge also caters for full day trips into Etosha; just ask when you make your booking.
We chose to do self-drive safaris and we had some fantastic sightings of lions around Okaukuejo.
The lodge has three swimming pools; one at the main lodge near the viewing deck, one near the chalets on the west side of the lodge and one near the chalets on the east side.
The lodge grounds hold a number of animals, like giraffe, zebra, kudu and the damara dik dik, which can be seen from the viewing deck when they come down to drink.
Thank you Etosha Safari Lodge and all the staff for such a lovely and memorable stay, we enjoyed every minute of it!
For more information or to make your reservation please visit the Gondwana Collection website.
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