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Mushara Lodge

Etosha National Park, Namibia


A comfortable, well-appointed and good value lodge not far from Etosha

Mushara Lodge is part of the Mushara Collection which comprises four camps and lodges on the outskirts of the Etosha National Park, to the east. The Mushara Collection does not have its own conservancy and so game drives are done within Etosha (which is around a 14km drive away). Each camp offers a slightly different experience.

Mushara Lodge is medium-sized, comfortable lodge within 10km of the Park Gate. The stone and thatch chalets are dotted around a garden where there is also a pool, so you can enjoy some relaxation between trips into Etosha Park. A great feature is the family of warthogs that diligently take it upon themselves to keep the lawns trimmed and make for hours of entertaining viewing from the verandah of your room.

The rooms are well spaced and although a little dated at present, there are plans for an upgrade early in 2011. There is a great family house complete with a large lounge and even a playground fro the kids. The main lounge, bar and dining area are done in the traditional dark woods of the African safari lodge but this too is due to receive a bit of a facelift. The lodge is particularly noted for the high standard of food.

Mushara Lodge is a reasonable choice if you intend to spend your time in the Park. It works well for those on self-drive safaris or for families as the rates are for dinner, bed and breakfast. If you are looking for a slightly more upmarket experience, consider Mushara Outpost or Onguma Tented Camp. For a bit more of a “bush" destination, we’d suggest Onguma Treetops.


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Etosha National Park

The Etosha National Park lies to the north of the country and covers a whopping 22,000km². The actual Pan, formerly an ancient lake, dominates the eastern side of the park at over 100km wide. Standing on the edge, this immense dry white crust dances with mirages in the heat and you can see the curvature of the earth. Read more?

2/5 Some of the highest dunes in the world
Some of the highest dunes in the world
3/5 The craggy mountains of the Naukluft against the red dunes of the Namib - surreal colours, no matter what time of day
The craggy mountains of the Naukluft against the red dunes of the Namib - surreal colours, no matter what time of day


If you are considering travelling to Namibia, chances are you are looking for something out of the ordinary.  A journey through Namibia is all about daily surprises; the impossible number of stars, the expanse of views over desert mountains, the improbable salmon-pink of sand-dunes at sunrise, the ingenuity of small creatures adapted to the harsh environment, the ochre and leather dress of the Himba and petticoated dresses of the Herero, the first taste of ostrich biltong and the excellent seafood. Some recommended experiences in Namibia Family safari through Namib desert An ideal safari holiday for the family, exploring the deserts of Namibia. A safe environment, comfortable accommodation, flexibility plus loads to do. See more and book Flying safari on the Skeleton Coast A special flying safari in a light aircraft, with an expert guide and pilot along Namibia's wild Skeleton Coast. Remote camps, unbelievable scenery. Find out more Mobile safaris in remote NW Namibia A mobile safari and wild camping is one of the few, & best, ways to properly experience the surreal landscape of the Kunene in the remote northwest Nambia. Find out more Camping safari in Sandwich Bay Visit Sandwich Bay, disappear into the remote Namib desert to discover desert-adapted species, gemstones beneath your feet and to sleep beneath the stars . Find out more Read more?

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