Okaukuejo4:00 from Windhoek
Anderson's Camp takes its name from Charles Andersson, the Swedish explorer who first 'discovered' the Etosha Pan with Sir Francis Galton in 1851. It is a comfortable, unique camp with a sensational waterhole located right at the lounge and main dining area, so you don't even need to venture into the Etosha park, as the waterhole offers a good chance of seeing some of Ongava's famous white and black rhinos in amongst a variety of other game such as kudu, eland, impala and even lions.
Anderson'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 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.
Did You Know?
- Anderson's Camp's close proximity to Etosha Pan is ideal for full-day self-drives or guided drives into the Etosha National Park.
- The camp is easily accessible in even the smallest sedan vehicle.
- The Ongava Game Reserve is home to both black and white rhino and holds one of the largest rhino custodianships for the Namibian government. These custodianships are set up in safe havens throughout the country in hopes of breeding rhino to more sustainable numbers and reintroducing them into areas where they previously flourished. Ongava Game Reserve is one of the few places in southern Africa where you willhave a realistic chance of encountering both of these amazing creatures.
- Most general game are present on Ongava Reserve as well as within Etosha, including springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, Burchell's zebra, Hartmann's mountain zebra, waterbuck, red hartebeest, giraffe, eland and the endemic black-faced impala.
- Lions move between the Park and the reserve and both black and white rhino can be seen.
- Birding is also good with Ostrich, Kori Bustard and raptors like Greater Kestrel in abundance.
- Local specials include Short-toed Rock-Thrush, Namaqua Sandgrouse, Double-banded Courser, Yellow-bellied Eremomela, Spike-heeled Lark and Acacia Pied Barbet
What To Do?
On a dinner, bed and breakfast (DBB) basis, guests may self-drive into the Etosha National Park or book and pay for any of the scheduled camp activities listed below.
If booked into camp on a Fully Inclusive (FI) basis, the following activities are included in the rate:
- Morning and/or afternoon game drives in Etosha National Park in 3 x 10-seater
open 4x4 Land Rovers. Each Land Rover accommodates a maximum of 9
- Hot water bottles (during winter and on early morning game drives only) and lined
- ponchos are provided on game drives.
- Guided nature walks on the Ongava Game Reserve (seasonal & subject to
qualified walking guide being available).
- Stargazing with a laser pointer.
Night drives on the Ongava Reserve on request basis only.
On the FI rates specifically, note that a game drive on the Ongava Reserve is NOT included in the rate. Subject to the availability of vehicles and guides, morning and afternoon/evening game drives on the Ongava Game Reserve may be possible from Andersson's Camp, however, they cannot be guaranteed. If available, these will be offered and sold direct in camp to guests at additional cost.
EXAMPLE OF A TYPICAL DAY
Morning wake-up and activity times vary according to the seasons, activities on offer and
Early morning wake-up call
Light breakfast before departing on the morning activity
Return to camp for a meal and rest period.
Meet for afternoon tea before departing on the activity.
Return to camp to freshen up or meet for drinks, followed by dinner and
thereafter, perhaps a nightcap.