2018 Update: Anderssons Camp is undergoing a total redesign and the current accommodation is going to be replaced by new rooms complete with air conditioning making this more of an all-year around property. The new rooms are scheduled to open in March 2019, but we will keep you informed of their progress. We think it is a great property and look forward to seeing what evolves.
Located on the edge of the Etosha National Park and inside the Ongava Private Reserve is a family friendly safari lodge offering good value accommodation and exceptional game viewing.Once a working farmstead the main building has been sympathetically converted into a safari lodge with a large shady verandah that overlooks a waterhole. Meals are served here, either in the dining room or outside where there are large fireplaces for those chilly ‘winter’ evenings. There is a small but welcome swimming pool close by which is always popular with children and a library, which is more popular with the adults! A sheltered walkway leads off to an underground hide, where guests can sit and watch animals drink at the flood lit watering hole.
Rooms at Andersson Camp (From March 2019)
Each of the seven new guest suites will comprise of en-suite facilities with a separate toilet, double indoor and outdoor showers, double vanity basin, mosquito net, tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer and electronic safe. During winter months when the temperature falls at night, cosy hot water bottles and extra blankets are provided. Each suite has a private viewing deck with a 180-degree views of the bush veld. There will be an additional Family unit with two adjoining rooms.
Meals have a wonderful home-cooked feel with fresh salads at lunch time and three course dinners. It is possible to stay on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis instead of the fully inclusive package, but this does include game drives and is recommended.
Game Viewing on the Ongava Reserve
Game drives are conducted on the same reserve as Ongava Lodge. The reserve is home to the Big 5 animals with both Black and White rhino. The vehicles have canvas roofs to shade from the sun, and carry refreshments for coffee or sun downers in the evening. There are plentiful sightings of lions.
There is a viewing hide located close to the main lodge building which can be accessed at anytime. The hide is built at eye level with animals that come to the water hole to drink. You can get spectacular images and really close to the rhino, lion, elephant and other game which frequent the water source.
For more information about safari holidays in Namibia, or staying at Andersson’s Camp, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 or +65 9191 412 56 to speak to our Africa holidays and honeymoon team.
ReviewsIn our opinion:
This lodge is more informal than the neighbouring Ongava Lodge and better suited to families, but facilities are more rustic. Some guests struggle with the lack of air conditioning and it is advisable to check night time temperatures before choosing the lodge as it can be uncomfortably hot with just a fan. That said we loved the food and the game viewing is every bit as good as paying more for staying at Ongava Main lodge.
Facilities at Anderssons Camp
- Fully Inclusive basis
- Bar service
- Swimming pool
- Mosquito Net
- Private deck
- En suite bathroom with shower only
- Adjoining Family rooms
- Photographic Hide
- Library area
- Twice daily Game drives
- The lodge is located just outside the southern most gate of the Etosha National Park, about 5 hours drive north of Windhoek. It also has an airstrip where charter flights which operate between lodges and from the Eros Domestic Airport in Windhoek can land.