I spent two nights here in early October. The turn-off is literally only metres from Andersson Gate, the western exit to Etosha NP. Met first by a very friendly guy on the gate who gave very good directins for getting to the Camp. Andersson's Camp is located in Ongava Game Reserve and there are two other camps in the same area.
Met at the camp itself by Sakkie and Jaces - both extremely friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. Also given a lovely cold drink and refreshing washer to help cool down.
Tented chalets delightful - comfortable bed takes up most of the room but there is a small deck where you can sit and relax and watch the parade of Guinea Fowl, Springbok and Kudu making their way to the waterhole. Outdoor shower is a delight - completely private.
Comfortable lounges in the communal area near the dining room makes watching wildlife at the waterhole a relaxing experience. The dining area overlooks the waterhole as well. the waterhole is only metres away.
I would thoroughly recommend this camp. It might not have the shop facilities of the bigger rest camps inside Etosha but it is quiet, relaxing and intimate without the crowds at the waterholes. I'd suggest a couple of nights so you can drive around Etosha as well as make the most of the optional activities offered by the Camp. There is a small curio shop as well which stocks a small range of lovely jewellery, scarves and clothing.
Food is very good - I had probably the best mushroom soup and chocolate mousse of anywhere.
The Camp is very sympathetic to the environment and they have tried to have a minimal impact and small footprint in what has been done.
Do the optional guide nature walk - Frans is a fantastic guide and it is a great way of getting in touch with the sights, sounds and smells of Namibia. A well-spent one and a half hours. The optional sundowner game drive is also a good way to see more of the Reserve and the animals that live there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 18 tented en-suite units are raised on decks for an enhanced view of the waterhole and surrounding vistas. 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. 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 arraged at the camp at extra cost. ... more less