Gondwana Etosha Safari Lodge
About Gondwana Etosha Safari Lodge
Gondwana Etosha Safari Lodge provides an intimate and luxurious option for travellers wanting to explore one of Africa’s greatest wildlife treasures – Etosha National Park.
The lodge is found just 10km from Andersson Gate, close to Okaukuejo.
Etosha Safari Lodge forms part of the Gondwana Collection, established in 1995. The lodge is one of the results of the Collection’s efforts to purchase farmland and convert it into eco-friendly tourism offerings by reintroducing endemic game species and creating jobs for local people.
Visitors are accommodated in 65 spacious family rooms and twin luxury suites, overlooking the surrounding mopane woodland and hills. All the rooms are equipped with:
- Private bathroom
- Large shower
- Tea and coffee making amenities
- Air conditioning
- In-room safe
- Personal veranda
Most of the rooms offer prime sunset views.
All guests are party to the highest standards of discreet service and hospitality while staying at Gondwana Etosha Safari Lodge. For the ultimate convenience, a shuttle is offered from the chalets to the communal building. Here you will find a curio shop and restaurant with a fully-stocked bar.
Breakfasts are large and hearty, with cereal, fruit, yoghurt, tea and coffee served buffet style, or bacon and scrambled eggs.
Lunch and dinner present an amazing array of local and international dishes including salads, soups, meat, vegetables and desserts prepared from only the highest quality ingredients.
The fire pit creates a novel and sociable way to enjoy your evening meal under the stars, while an outdoor deck offers opportunities for outdoor dining and surveying the lie of the land, cocktail on hand
Gondwana Etosha Safari Lodge specialises in game drives which depart for Etosha National Park on full- and half- day excursions in the company of charismatic and well-informed game guides.
A 1.5 hour hike takes you to Etosha Safari Camp with its games room, shop and shebeen.
Back at the lodge, enjoy a dip in one of three swimming pools located in amongst the chalets, or relax on your deck watching the world go by.
The lodge is best enjoyed by children over the age of 8, although youngsters are welcome and those under 5 years old stay free of charge. Highchairs and cots are available on site.
Although there are no conference facilities, group bookings are easily arranged and Gondwana Etosha Safari Lodge is a popular choice among tour operators.
The lodge’s location, just minutes from the entrance to Etosha National Park means that you are free to embark on your own game viewing excursions into the park. You can explore at your own pace or settle down at one of the waterholes to see what luck brings your way.
The unique Fairy Tale Forest near Okaukuejo is the only place in the world where Moringa Trees grow en-masse and have adopted a surreal twisted appearance.
History and culture
There are a few historical sites in Etosha National Park such as Fort Namutoni, The Thirstland Trekkers Memorial and the Halali Stone Memorial.
Eating out and shopping
Take a hike or drive to nearby Etosha Safari Camp for an evening in the lively Okambashu Restaurant or spend some time browsing in the curio shop located in a railway carriage.
Also at Etosha Safari Camp, the Oshebeena Bar offers live entertainment and a township vibe.
If you feel like a little culture and change from the Etosha scene, you can embark on day trips to:
- Find out about the Damara culture in the museum at Khorixas
- Take the 3-hour trip to the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein
- Check out the arts and crafts scene and museum of Tsumeb
- Visit the German Fort and Hoba Meteorite at Grootfontein
- Spend the day at the Cheetah Conservation Centre or Rare and Endangered Species Trust in Otjiwarongo.
The lodge is reached via the B1 and C38 from Windhoek and along the B2 and C33 from Swakopmund.
Hosea Kutako Airport is the usual point of entry for international visitors and from there you can hire a car for the 480 km to Gondwana Etosha Safari Lodge.
Another alternative is to proceed to Eros Airport from Hosea Kutako and take a domestic flight or private plane from Eros Airport to Ondangwa Airport. This airport is 200km from Etosha National Park.
A shuttle service between Windhoek and Etosha Safari Lodge is offered by prior arrangement.
Gondwana Etosha Safari Lodge is a treat for nature lovers and photographers wanting to experience Etosha National Park and the surrounding areas.
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