Etosha National Park, Namibia
Andersson's Camp is situated in the Ongave Game Reserve near the entrance gate to Etosha National Park, a region dominated by mopane woodland and a row of dolomite hills called the Ondundozonanandana Range, which rises up from the relatively flat landscape. A former farmstead, the camp has recently been rebuilt as eco-sensitive lodging. Twenty deluxe tents sit within the trees, each featuring a double-door entrance, en-suite facilities, and a small veranda with great views. The tents are a mix of stone cladding, canvas and wood, and all are raised on elevated decks.
The proximity of Andersson's Camp to Etosha is ideal for full-day game drives into one of Africa’s largest game parks. Etosha National Park offers marvelous wildlife viewing in any season. Sightings include lion, leopard, elephant, and large herds of plains game including springbok, zebra and wildebeest. Safari outings may also encounter the endemic black-faced impala, red hartebeest and desert-adapted black rhino. More than 340 species of birds have been recorded in this area, ten of which are endemic to Namibia. Birdwatchers will enjoy many special species such as the short-toed rock thrush, bare-cheeked babbler, violet wood-hoopoe, Carp's tit, Hartlaub's francolin, red-necked falcon, pygmy falcon, and the brilliant crimson-breasted shrike -- justifiably Namibia's national bird. All are sought-after prizes by avid birders. Other striking birds include ostrich, the immense kori bustard, and raptors like the greater kestrel, Lanner falcon and pale chanting goshawk.
The park boasts the largest saltpan in Africa. The vast pan is surrounded by a great variety of vegetation ranging from the tall canopy trees of tamobit and terminali, mopane forest, open plains, grasslands and savannah. Activities in the area include daytime game drives in the park, and morning and evening game drives outside its bounds.