02 Jan The Best Etosha National Park Luxury Lodges & Safari Camps
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Etosha National Park is one of the best things to do in Namibia. There are a variety of luxury lodges and safari camps that are within easy reach of Etosha National Park. Doing a self drive around Etosha is really easy too. Our favourite lodges are listed below detailing budget, location and unique points about the accommodation. Be sure to book early as group tours are popular in Namibia so your favourite lodge might be booked up months in advance.
This 4-star lodge is in high demand due to its fabulous location – just a 20 minute drive from the Anderson Gate – and for its value for money. Standard, luxury and family rooms are available – all beautifully designed with a modern African style within individual cottages dotted around the lodge’s beautiful gardens. Enjoy a drink on your private patio while watching native birds that frequent the tranquil gardens or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool after your safari. The lodge is within easy reach of Etosha if you’re looking to self-drive but also offers daily safaris with knowledgeable guides. Breakfast is included with the room and the Toshari Lodge Restaurant serves Namibian cuisine for lunch and dinner, and offers an extensive wine list.
Standard rooms from £101
Luxury rooms from £110
Family rooms from £111
Solo rates from £60
For the ultimate glamping experience! These luxury safari tents are surrounded by bush and offer breathtaking views of the mountains and Epacha Game Reserve. Feel at one with nature while enjoying comforts inside your tented accommodation such as a fridge, tea & coffee making facilities and an ensuite bathroom including an outdoor bathtub for some stargazing while taking a soak. A sparkling swimming pool is overlooked by the natural stone lodge with thatched roof and serves breakfast and dinner which is inclusive of your half board room rate. Staying at AHA Eagle Tented Lodge & Spa you benefit being within easy reach of Etosha (just a 50 minute drive away), but also their private game reserve for night time or walking safaris. This is a fantastic opportunity as you must be staying within Etosha itself to join a night safari and no walking safaris are permitted in the national park itself.
Luxury tent from £160
Family tent from £160
Solo rates from £120
Located right outside the Anderson Gate, you can’t get any closer to Etosha than this without staying inside the national park. This large family friendly lodge has a village feel with 3 restaurant dining areas, 3 swimming pools (2 for children) and 45 luxury individual cottages, all with a private patio and bookings are inclusive of breakfast and dinner. Each room has a sofa bed that can accommodate 2 children under 12 within the room price (meal charges applicable). Morning and full day game drives can be booked to safari in Etosha or you can explore the surrounding Mopane forests with a sundowner drive or sunrise walking tour to learn about the local wildlife.
Standard twin room from £106
Solo rates from £71
If you’re looking for close encounters with the Namibian wildlife then this is the lodge for you. Here there are free-roaming animals throughout the grounds as part of their conservation project. You might be taking a swim and the resident giraffe might stroll on by. The lodge has other animal experiences such as leopard, hyena and cheetah feeding or you can learn about Etosha’s endangered species or enjoy a cycling safari. The options for activities are endless here and makes for a great choice for families. The lodge has 21 luxury rooms including family rooms and dormitory style shared rooms. Relax on the terrace overlooking the resident watering hole while enjoying a sundowner.
Deluxe King Room from £194
Triple family room from £194
Family suite from £230
This modern 5-star lodge offers an indulgent safari experience. Return from a day’s game drive and enjoy a foot massage on your return or cool down with a drink at the pool bar. Dine on delicious food while overlooking the lodge’s watering hole and savour the extensive selection of fine wines from their extensive wine cellar. The lodge is located on the east side of Etosha – just a 20 minute drive from Namutoni Gate and morning game drives are available from N$590.
Twin room from £89
Set in an elevated setting among the Mopane forests, the views are spectacular from almost everywhere in this lodge – from the private verandas that come with every room to the enticing swimming pool, and the dining terrace to the sunset deck, where you can wind down watching the famous African sunsets. Dine under the stars or spend the evening by a roaring fire listening to the sounds of wilderness. Take a self-drive just 10km to the Anderson Gate of Etosha or join one of the lodge’s full or half day game drives.
Standard twin room from £165
Family room from £331
This is one of the largest lodges with over 100 rooms, but with spacious grounds, it doesn’t feel busy and you can enjoy the tranquility that must be experienced on a safari adventure. The rooms are elegant with a contemporary African style, housed in thatched cottages, complete with veranda for enjoying a morning coffee. There are deluxe and family rooms which are individual chalets. Dine at their Boma restaurant for African cuisine such as grilled game, or their 2nd restaurant Tambuti serves African and international cuisine, buffet and a la carte. The lodge has its own reptile park where you can take a front row seat at their crocodile feedings or if you’re feeling active, there are tennis courts and 2 swimming pools. Located a mere 2km from the east side Namutoni Gate, you can access Etosha in minutes or bush walk in the lodge’s private reserve.
Standard room from £141
Luxury room from £217
Family room from £217
Leaving the most luxurious until last, Ongava Lodge has 14 stone and thatched chalets situated on the top of a hill with magnificent views of the surrounding Ongava Private Game Reserve. The lodge has its own watering hole which is visible from the main lounge and dining areas and a lovely swimming pool. The stylish chalets have incredible views and indoor and outdoor shower facilities. Keen photographers will want to spend time inside the lodge’s hide to wait out for the perfect wildlife photo op, or there are nature walks and bird watching inside the Ongava Reserve. Located just outside Etosha, you can reach the Anderson Gate in around 15 minutes driving.
Twin room from £443