Andersson Camp

Andersson's Camp takes its name from Charles Andersson, the Swedish explorer who first discovered the Etosha Pan with Sir Francis Galton in 1851.
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Set against the backdrop of the low Ondundozonanandana Mountains Andersson's Camp is surrounded by scrub-covered plains and white calcrete soils.



This former farmstead has been tastefully rebuilt to modern-day standards. The old farmhouse now forms the main area of Andersson's Campwith twenty tents (sixteen twin-bedded and two family units) radiating outwards into the secluded mopane woodlands typical of the region. Tents are a clever mix of calcrete stone cladding, canvas and wood, with double-door entrances and a small veranda that is an extension of the elevated wooden decks on which the tents are constructed.



Andersson's Camp's close proximity to Etosha Pan is ideal for full-day self-drives or guided drives into the Etosha National Park to take in the plethora of game found here. The eco friendly lodge is also easily accessible by road and energy-saving initiatives include solar-heated water for showers, while throughout the camp most of the natural vegetation has been retained.



Most general game are present in the Ongava Game Reserve as well as within Etosha National Park including springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, Burchell's zebra, Hartmann's mountain zebra, waterbuck, red hartebeest, giraffe, eland and the endemic black-faced impala. Elephant can be found in the Park, with lion, leopard, and black and white rhino seen both there and on the reserve. Birdlife around Andersson's Camp within the Ongava Game Reserve is prolific, with over 340 species to be seen - amongst them ten of Namibia's fourteen endemic bird species. Specials like Short-toed Rock-Thrush, Bare-cheeked Babbler, Violet Wood-Hoopoe, Carp's Tit, Hartlaub's Francolin, Red-necked Falcon, the Sociable Weaver and its enormous communal nests, the miniature Pygmy Falcon and the brilliantly colored Crimson-breasted Shrike - justifiably Namibia's national bird - are sought-after prizes by birders. Others include Ostrich, the immense Kori Bustard and raptors like Greater Kestrel, Lanner Falcon and Pale Chanting Goshawk in abundance. In the Etosha National Park, on the open plains towards Okondeka, Namaqua Sandgrouse, Double-banded Courser, and Spike-heeled Lark can be seen. Acacia thickets can harbor Yellow-bellied Eremomela and Acacia Pied Barbet.



The camp can be booked for self drivers or on all inclusive bases. Children of any age are welcomed here on request.