Andersson's Camp is named after the Swedish explorer, Charles Andersson who first discovered Etosha, along with Sir Francis Galton in 1851. The Ongava Reserve, which is home to Anderssons Camp is adjacent to Etosha, it's a reserve with excellent wildlife populations of its own and is known for having healthy rhino numbers. The region is also home to lions, elephants, oryx, springbok, zebra.
Once a farmstead, the camp has been completely rebuilt (2019) and renovated to a very high standard. The spacious, attractive main area houses the lounge, dining room and bar, all open plan and open sided. It overlooks the waterhole, which is particularly popular in the dry season with a host of wildlife coming down to drink each day, enjoy this view from the comfort of the lounge. When the rest of the camp was built, one of the prime considerations was to have minimum impact on the environment. Sustainable materials were used resulting in a unique look. The waterlevel hide is the perfect place to do some up-close game viewing and get some great photographs.
There are just nine guest rooms constructed from rocks and other local materials, the unique shape results in a climate controlled sanctuary for the duration of your stay. Each unit has double or twin beds with air conditioning, a sizeable veranda offering 180 degree views, and an en-suite bathroom with double basin, shower and separate toilet. To finish it off, there's also an outdoor shower. There is a family unity which has two en-suite bedrooms and the same facilities as the other rooms. The clever use of materials gives the camp an 'up-cycle' feel quite unique and unlike any other camp you may have stayed in.
Open: Andersson's Camp is open all year round.
Location: The camp is located on the private Ongava concession, adjacent to Etosha National Park.
Rooms: There are 9 guest suites including a family unit where each room is en-suite. All have air conditioning, the en-suite has both indoor and outdoor showers, double basin and separate toilet. Outside you have an outdoor deck with seating and 180-degree views. Each room includes the free use of an iPad loaded with nature apps.
Activities: Day drives, night drives and nature walks (seasonal) in the Ongava concession are offered by camp, in addition to full and half day game drives in Etosha with a picnic lunch. There's a hide for viewing and photography and stargazing is superb on clear nights. It is also possible to self-drive into Etosha. It is worth noting that self-drivers may drive into Etosha during the day but any excursions on the Ongava reserve are optional extras.
Facilities: The main area incorporates the lounge, dining area and bar. Open to the front it makes the most of the views. There is a firepit area, popular in the evenings and for those hot afternoons there is a stunning infinity pool.
Dining: Meals can be taken communally or at separate tables.
Children: Children aged six years and over are welcome. Those 12 and under require a private vehicle to be booked.
Health: This is a malaria area.
Communication: There is limited mobile phone reception here and WiFi in the main area.
"Superb accommodation. Excellent rhino sightings and conservation measures. Great food and staff. Can highly recommend."