Andersson’s Camp Etosha
On the boundary of the world renowned Etosha National Park, amidst the game rich savannah of the Ongava Game Reserve, Andersson’s Camp is a luxury, modern retreat for guests to explore the breathtaking diversity of fauna & flora in the region. The camp takes its name from famed explorers Charles Andersson and Sir Francis Galton – who were the first europeans to set foot at Etosha Pan, the world largest salt pan
Andersson’s Camp takes it’s 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.
This former farmstead has been tastefully rebuilt to luxury modern-day standards. The old farmhouse now forms the main area of Andersson’s Camp with some 20 tented guest units radiating outwards into the secluded mopane woodlands typical of the region. Tents are a clever mix of calcrete stone cladding, canvas and wood, with double-door entrances and a small verandah that is an extension of the elevated wooden decks on which the tents are constructed. The en-suite bathrooms feature a uniquely designed open-air private shower.
Andersson’s Camp’s close proximity to Etosha Pan is ideal for full-day self-drives or guided drives into the Etosha National Park to take in the plethora of game found here.
Etosha National Park is Namibia’s premier wildlife destination. At almost the size of Switzerland it is certainly one of Africa’s largest game parks. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season, whilst the summer months’ sporadic rainfall produces a profusion of new life – with pronking baby springbok and comical young wildebeest.
Andersson’s Camp is a model of eco-sensitive lodging and provides an authentic, safe and down-to-earth experience for small groups, families and independent travellers to Etosha National Park. It also is easily accessible by road.