Andersson's Camp is named after the Swedish explorer, Charles Andersson who first discovered Ethosa, 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 old farmhouse has been totally rennovated to modern standards and now houses the main area of camp which comprises of 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. Fans and lights in tents run on solar powered as is the hot water solar heated.
There are twenty guest tents built on raised decks. Each room has been carefully designed using reclaimed wood and stone as part of its eco-friendly approach and includes a double or twin beds with ceiling fans, a veranda and a semi-open en-suite bathroom with basin, toilet and shower. For families, two sets of two tents have been linked by a walkway. 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 16 twin bedded tents, and 2 family units which each comprise of 2 tents linked by a walkway. All have ceiling fans, en-suite facilities with shower, basin and toilet and have an outdoor deck with seating.
Activities: Night drives and nature walks in the Ongava concession are offered by camp, in addition to game drives during the day in Etosha. It is also possible to self-drive into Etosha. It is worth noting that it is not possible to game drive in the Ongava concession during the day.
Facilities: There original farmhouse has been totally rennovated to incorporate the lounge, dining area and bar. With open sides, it makes the most of the views. There is a firepit area, popular in the evenings and for those hot afternoons, there are 2 pools, the smaller used to be the farm reservoir.
Dining: Meals can be taken communally or at separate tables.
Children: Children 6 years and over are welcome.
Health: This is a malaria area.
Communication: There is mobile phone reception here and WiFi in the main area.
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