Mushara Outpost accommdates up to 16 guests and with its farmhouse-style main building and smiling staff, the lodge has a welcoming feel. It lies just 10kms from the entrance to Etosha, so you can spend as much time as you wish watching wildlife at the waterholes with morning and afternoon game drives available, before returning to The Outpost to unwind. The main lodge has inviting lounge with plenty of sofas and chairs and a large fireplace, and a dining room where you sit down at the long table foir group meals, a great chance to catch up with other guests and swap some stories. The building leads to a wrap-around veranda and a firepit where pre-dinner drinks are served. A short walk brings you to the swimming pool, and walking in the grounds you can see dikdiks and warthogs.
Tents are spacious and ligh thanks for the picture windows and glass doors, and kept cool by air conditioning. They are deliberately uncluttered, so your attention is effortlessly drawn to the views beyond the windows. Strolling out to the deck you can contemlplate the scene is quiet seclousion. Minibar, tea and coffee maker and battery charging points are among the thoughtful touches that make you feel at home, and there's an en-suite bathroom with a glass-walled cublicle allowing you to enjoy views of the gardens a you shower.
Open: Mushara Outpost is open all year.
Location: Mushara Outpost 10kms from the Von Lindequist Gate, at the eastern border of Etosha National Park. It is in a private reserve of some 2,500 hectares.
Rooms: The 8 tents are mounted on wooden decks. They are substantial structures with a sliding glass door and large glass windows, and have the benefit of air conditioning. The accommodation is open plan and includes a glass shower cubicle with one canvas wall that can be unzipped for views of the bush. There’s a separate toilet. Amenities include telephone, safe, hair dryer, minibar, coffee maker and battery charging points, and there is Wi-Fi. Each tent has a bathroom with a shower cubicle and there’s a separate toilet. To the front there’s a veranda.
Activities: Go for game drives, self-drive or with a guide, in Etosha National Park. The scheduled game drive operate twice daily, leaving at 07:00 in the morning and returning at 11:00, and departing again at 15:00 in the summer or 14:00 in winter and returning at sunset. Private game drives are also available.
Facilities: The main lodge has large rooms with lofty ceilings. It houses the lounge, dining room and gift shop, and there is a long veranda. Outdoors there’s a swimming pool and a small hide for bird watching. There is a laundry service, pay locally.
Dining: Meals are usually eaten as group around the large table in the dining room. Breakfast is a buffet and dinner a 3 course meal and both are included. Lunch is available at extra cost and can be either an a la carte option or a packed lunch.
Children: Children aged 12 years and upwards are welcome.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in the main lodge and tents.