Andersson’s Camp

Etosha, Namibia

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Andersson’s Camp

Andersson's Camp is a family camp with a sensational waterhole, with a good chance of seeing some of Ongava's famous white and black rhino - in amongst a variety of other game. It is a model eco-lodge that provides authentic, safe and down-to-earth experience for small groups, families and independent travellers to Etosha National Park.

UNLEASH IT: WITH FULL-DAY SELF-DRIVES OR GUIDED DRIVES INTO THE ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK.

 

We Love
  • The most successful reintroduction project on the Ongava Game Reserve, is the white and black rhino project.
  • Ongava Game Reserve is one of the few places in southern Africa where you will have a realistic chance of encountering both of these amazing creatures.
  • Tents under canvas are on a wooden deck with double door entry to allow for an uninterrupted view of the bush.
Need to Know
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated and partake in activities with all other guests.
  • Please check Children’s Policy for age restrictions for each activity.
  • Power is supplied from the National grid. Fans and lights in tents powered by 12v solar power.

The Review

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 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.

Your Stay
This former farmstead has been tastefully rebuilt to modern-day standards. The old farmhouse now forms the main area of Andersson's Camp with 20 tents (16 twin-bedded and 2 family 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 veranda that is an extension of the elevated wooden decks on which the tents are constructed. The en-suite bathrooms continue the unique design. The family units comprise two tents connected by a raised boardwalk.

Wildlife
Etosha is Namibia’s premier game viewing destination. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season, making for exciting wildlife viewing. 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. Lion 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.

Experience
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.

Getting There

Andersson’s Camp is situated in northern Namibia along the southern boundary of the Etosha National Park, with Anderson Gate being the closest access to Etosha National Park. It is located in a private Ongava Game Reserve. It can be reached by air from Windhoek in 1 hr 30 mins or from Swakopmun in 1 hr 45 mins.

 
Andersson’s Camp Etosha, Namibia

Andersson’s Camp

Rating                         Adventure Camp
Type                           Safari Lodge
No of rooms                 18
Max Occupants             40 guests plus 6 leaders/guides
Interests                      Wildlife, Nature, Birding
Location                      Ongava Game Reserve


Standard Tents
There are 16 twin bedded units. There are three twin bedded pilot/guide rooms which are smaller than the standard tents.

Family Tents
There are two family tents – each comprising two separate rooms joined by a boardwalk with a shared entrance. The tents can sleep five on request.

Leader/Guide Tents
There are three twin guide rooms – although not of the same standard as a guest room

Room Details
The canvas tents are on a wooden deck with double door entry to allow for an uninterrupted view of the bush. Each tent has a natural stone en-suite bathroom with flush toilet, basin and open air shower. Soaps, shampoos, body lotion, torch and insect repellents are supplied. Each tent has a covered veranda.

Camp Description
Andersson’s Camp is a recycled farmstead which forms the anchor of the main area fronting onto a thriving waterhole. Main area comprises an under-cover and open-air dining area, a spacious lounge and bar. There is a pool and two open fireplaces adjacent to the lounge area.

Electricity & Water
Power is supplied from the National grid and each unit have power points. However fans and lights in tents are powered by 12v solar power and water is solar-heated. Video battery recharging facilities available at a recharge station in the office area. Please bring spare batteries and adaptors for this purpose.


Activities

Guests may self-drive into the Etosha National Park or book onto any of the scheduled camp activities below. These scheduled activities are at an additional cost if guests are not booked on a

Fully Inclusive rate basis.
Morning and afternoon/evening game drives on the Ongava Game Reserve (subject to availability of vehicles).
Morning and/or afternoon game drives in Etosha National Park.
Night drives on the Ongava Reserve on request.
Nature walks on the Ongava Game Reserve.

Please note that rhino tracking on foot is only available to guests at Little Ongava, Ongava Lodge and Ongava Tented Camp.

Suggested Daily Activity Schedule
Morning wakeup call is between 0530h followed with a continental breakfast. By 0600h, guests depart for Etosha National Park (approx 10 minutes drive to the entrance) and return for lunch in camp. Rest until 1530h, and then take an afternoon walk on the Ongava Reserve until sunset when the reserve gate closes. Dinner. Guests may partake in a night drive on the Ongava Reserve after dinner.

Seasons
    Low Season: 11 January 2013 to 14 June 2013
    Shoulder Season: 01 November 2013 to 19 December 2013 & 20 December 2013 to 10 January 2014
    High Season: 15 June 2013 to 31 October 2013


Policies

Child Policy
    Children of 6 years and older are accommodated and partake in activities with all other guests.
    Children between 6 and 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same room.
    The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years.

Other Policies
    Local drinks and house-wines are included if guests are booked on a fully inclusive basis. Guests booked on a dinner, bed and breakfast pay for all drinks direct.
    Laundry facilities are limited due to water shortages in the area but can be provided at an extra cost.
    Payment can be affected by: Cash, Travellers Cheques or Visa / MasterCard

Taxes and fees
    All taxes and fees imposed by the property, unless otherwise noted, will be added at the time of purchase on AwimAway.
    Guests are responsible for all incidental charges during their stay (e.g., room service, minibar, in-room movies, etc).
    A 10 percent per night service charge will be collected at the AwimAway checkout.

Additional Services
    Rates quoted for additional fees and services are subject to change due to currency conversion.
    Please indicate any requests for additional services to include, airport transfers or city tours in the ‘Tell us more’ field on the contact us page or call AwimAway.com on 0208 350 6199.

Check in & Check out
    Check in:           2:00 PM
    Check out:      12:00 PM
    Minimum stay:     1 night

 

Ongava Game Reserve

On the southern boundary of Etosha National Park and forming a buffer to the Park lies Ongava Game Reserve, a 30,000-hectare private reserve. It is a haven to large concentrations of wildlife: notably lion, wildebeest, springbok, gemsbok, Hartmann's mountain zebra, red hartebeest, giraffe, eland and the largest population of the endemic black-faced impala outside of Etosha. The Reserve is also known for the successful reintroduction of white and black rhino.

Birdlife
Bird life is prolific with 340 species seen, amongst them ten of Namibia's 14 endemic bird species including White-tailed Shrike, Short-toed Rock Thrush, Hartlaub's Francolin, Ruppell's Parrot and raptors in abundance. Ongava also provides easy access to the prime game viewing areas of western Etosha, Namibia's premier wildlife destination.

Gratuity Schedule
The following is the suggested gratuity schedule only and is subject to service standards:
Guides – £6.00 per person per day
General Camp Staff – £3.00 per person per day
Specialist Guides (if applicable) – £6.00 per person per day


When to go

The summer months between November and April bring rain and turn the country green, occasionally bringing floods to the desert. But December can be rewarding for game viewing in Etosha and bird watching in Caprivi Strip (Zambezi Region) though danger from Malaria persists. The region is best avoided in the peak wet months of January and February.

The winter months between May to October are the best for seeing the dramatic sand dunes at Sossusvlei and game viewing - especially in Etosha National Park. The skies are clear, the risk of malaria is at its lowest, and animals are increasingly concentrated around water the waterholes as the dry season wears on. The months of June and July can have freezing night time temperatures while September and October can be extremely hot.

Visa
All visitors require a passport for entry into Namibia, which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended stay in the county, and have sufficient pages for entry and exit stamps. All visitors must also have a valid return ticket. You require a passport valid for the next 6 months with two completed visa application forms, two passport photographs and a copy of airline tickets/itinerary.

Health
You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while travelling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel. Check with your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.


Getting There

Andersson’s Camp is situated in northern Namibia along the southern boundary of the Etosha National Park, with Anderson Gate being the closest access to Etosha National Park. It is located in a private Ongava Game Reserve. It can be reached by air from Windhoek in 1 hr 30 mins or from Swakopmun in 1 hr 45 mins.

Airstrip Details
Ongava Airstrip Coordinates: S 19.19.7, E 015.54.9
Length: 1700m Surface: calcrete
Altitude: 3774ft Runway: 08/26