A modern-day eco-retreat in the private Ongava Game Reserve on Etosha’s door step, Andersson’s Camp is a former farmstead that has been tastefully rebuilt. The old farmhouse forms the main area of the camp with 18 elevated tents radiating outwards into secluded mopane woodlands. Tents are a mix of stone, canvas and wood, with a small veranda. All have an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet, basin and open air shower.
Andersson’s Camp takes its name from Charles Andersson, the Swedish explorer who first ‘discovered’ the Etosha Pan with Sir Francis Galton in 1851. Set against the backdrop of the low Ondundozonanandana Mountains, Andersson’s Camp is surrounded by scrub-covered plains and white calcrete soils. With close proximity to Etosha Pan, Andersson’s Camp is ideal for drives into the Etosha National Park to take in the plethora of game found here. It is also a model of eco-sensitive lodging providing an authentic, safe and down-to-earth experience for small groups, families and independent travelers to Etosha National Park. It is also easily accessible by road. Energy-saving initiatives include solar-heated water for showers, while throughout the camp most of the natural vegetation has been retained.
Etosha National Park is almost the size of Switzerland, making it one of Africa’s largest game parks. Catering for families, groups of friends and couples, Andersson’s camp is strategically located immediately adjacent to Namibia’s famous park. The region is home to lions, elephants, oryx, springbok, zebra, and is one of the best locations to see the rare desert black rhinoceros. Waterholes in the dry season attract herds of wildlife, often stalked by lions, leopard or cheetah. During the green season the plains grow a lush carpet of grass, and huge herds of antelope form, once again a magnet for the region’s predators.