Etosha Safari Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia

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#1 of 1 small hotel in Ombika
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Guests rave about the view: the restaurant and chalets, situated on a hillock, offer magnificent views of the African bush savannah. All of the 65 double room chalets have air conditioners and mosquito nets, and a choice of three swimming pools between them. Apart from the restaurant and bar there is a wooden platform for sundowners high above the Mopani bush.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Mosquito net
Dry cleaning
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Secured parking
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Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Afrikaans, German

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Ombika Namibia
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purplemyrtles wrote a review Oct 2023
Kent, United Kingdom293 contributions137 helpful votes
It’s more like a hotel than a Safari lodge as it big and busy but clean and functional. The food and service are ok considering the number of large groups they have with all meals being self-service buffet style. The chalet rooms are nice and spacious which makes up for the limited communal areas which comprises mainly of the large restaurant and small outside bar. Great location not far outside Etoshas southern Anderson gate and there is a very good new petrol station and shop nearly opposite.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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JCNel2014 wrote a review Feb 2020
Windhoek, Namibia31 contributions3 helpful votes
Very nice, very hot during our visit - the A/C struggled to keep us cool. swimming pool nice, food good - due to the rain season lots and lost of flies, but that one can understand.
All in all - very good as ususal.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from GondwanaCollection, Community Coordinator at Etosha Safari Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia
Responded 12 May 2020
Dear JCNel2014, Thank you very much for taking your time to share your feedback with us. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us as we strive to improve with each and every stay. Please do not hesitate to contact us again if there is anything else that you would like to share. Kind regards Koney
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AChiara78 wrote a review Aug 2022
Arezzo, Italy383 contributions218 helpful votes
We loved our one-night stay at this lodge. It is located few km s outside the Anderson gate and we enjoyed the intimacy of our individual chalet despite the presence of many guests in the lodge. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable (with separate toilet and shower room). The restaurant area is nice and it opens to a deck on the park with an amazing view, especially at sunset time. The food for both the dinner buffet and breakfast was good, though not outstanding. We also enjoyed an afternoon game drive in the Etosha, with a very friendly and informative guide who could spot a lot of animals for us. I would definitely go back!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Gondwana Collection Namibia, General Manager at Etosha Safari Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia
Responded 09 Aug 2022
Dear Guest Thank you so much for your positive review and for taking the time to provide feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had a positive experience with us at Gondwana Collection Namibia. We will convey your feedback to our team. Kind regards The Gondwana Team
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whistler2010 wrote a review May 2022
Whistler, Canada100 contributions74 helpful votes
This review may be a little unfair because we were travelling on a Rovos journey which is upscale, but this lodge is not. The comparison is with Mokuti Lodge which is where we stayed last time we made the same Rovos journey. We had a couple specific of complaints. The walks to the rooms is very long and for anyone older the distance could be a problem. And meals were buffet style and the food seemed to run out from time to time. I would not chose to stay in this lodge again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Bernd Grahl, General Manager at Etosha Safari Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia
Responded 14 Jun 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving a review. We’re so glad you were able to visit us. Our team is always working to offer the best service and experience to our guests. We hope you’ll have a chance to come back. Yours sincerely, The Gondwana Team
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Lauren plrs wrote a review Jan 2024
Playa del Carmen, Mexico26 contributions12 helpful votes
Installations are really beautiful. It has a a great deck from which you can watch a beautiful sunset. Lodges are very nice decorated as well as functional. Staff was helpful.

We were really disappointed with the food. Probably the worst we’ve had in Namibia: flavorless , meat full of fat, bread dated of few days, frozen fruit salad… especially when you are paying extra 500pp you expect a lot more quality for the diner.
Other disappointment was the WiFi. Only available at the lobby, the quality was extremely low.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Gondwana Collection Namibia, General Manager at Etosha Safari Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Lauren We appreciate your review and appreciate your honest feedback. We regret that we could not meet your expectations but we are glad that you enjoyed the majority of your stay. I have shared your valuable feedback with our operations manager to take action. We hope to welcome you back sometime in the future. Kind regards Angelique Your Gondwana Team
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Dieter Schmid wrote a review Sept 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions4 helpful votes
We experienced the most exceptional service from the most amazing staff, including but not limited to the reception, front desk, manager, maintenance team and maintenance supervisor Moses, waiters, chefs, cleaning staff and security. We arrived with a flat tyre and everyone helped us to change the tyre and get the flat tyre repaired without adversely affecting our short 2 night stay at the lodge. It was simply amazing service from everyone.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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KCrC2011 wrote a review Jul 2023
Brisbane, Australia448 contributions213 helpful votes
This is a spectacular lodge spread out across the ridge of a mountain just outside Etosha National Park with stunning views. The room was a good size, clean and comfortable but a little walk from the main building. Sundowners on the large deck overlooking the plains was just amazing! The inside bar area had a great atmosphere with very friendly staff and was so comfortable with the big armchairs. The offering for dinner and breakfast was okay.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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SteveU wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom1,191 contribution115 helpful votes
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We stayed here for 1 night as part of a large group.
We received a very warm welcome and settled into our room with was clean and very modern. The toiletries were of very good quality.
The setting is stunning with a raised platform to watch the sunset and appreciate the surrounding landscapes.
The buffet dinner was very good with a range of foods including salads.
Breakfast was also very good.
We would happily have stayed another night or two but we had to move on.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Gondwana Collection Namibia, General Manager at Etosha Safari Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia
Responded 15 Dec 2022
Dear SteveUz Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards Your Gondwana Team
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GwenBester wrote a review Jul 2023
Western Cape, South Africa24 contributions8 helpful votes
I am a Gondwana card holder and this time around I decided to travel the northern part of Namibia. I booked 5 nights at Etosha safari lodge. Upon arrival the gentleman at the gate informed us that we are not on the list for check in. I had to provide proof of my booking in order to get to the reception area. Arrived at the reception and I was informed Gondwana head office made a mistake and only booked me from the next day. After handing them my printed booking they allocated me to room 14 but I must moved to room 10 the next day. I told them there is no way I am going to inconvenience myself I booked a month ahead of time. The breakfast is average and no service during breakfast I had to get my own coffee where others was served at their table. You are still eating and they are ready to clear your plate. I will not stay at this lodge next time I will rather book at Taleni.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Avon Reyneke wrote a review Jan 2021
Pretoria, South Africa12 contributions
Not our first choice but we are glad we went there because the lodge has the best vibe of all the places we visited on our trip. The band that played in the evening made a great meal so much better. A very much better option to stay here and visit Etosha (which is very close) than to stay inside Etosha. The service at Etosha Safari Camp is a lot better than the accomodation inside the park.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Bernd Grahl, General Manager at Etosha Safari Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia
Responded 02 Feb 2021
Dear Nomad26421152574, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating. We are pleased to know that your experience with us was a good one! Please come back again when you get the chance. Lovely regards Koney
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Answer from Sampie8
Mossel Bay, South Africa68 contributions6 helpful votes
Etosha Safari Lodge is part of Gondwana Collection
Answer from GondwanaCollection
Windhoek, Namibia16 contributions2 helpful votes
Thank you very much for the question. The distance between Etosha Safari Lodge and Namutuni is about 161 km via the C38 route. Best wishes with your travel plans. Kind regards, Koney
Answer from GondwanaCollection
Windhoek, Namibia16 contributions2 helpful votes
Thank you very much for the question. The distance between Etosha Safari Lodge and Namutuni is about 161 km via the C38 route. Best wishes with your travel plans. Kind regards, Koney
Answer from GondwanaCollection
Windhoek, Namibia16 contributions2 helpful votes
Dear Flockhar, thank you for your message. Our reservation should be able to conform your request. I unfortunately can not send you their direct email via this chat function. Please go to the Gondwana Collection website under the contact section you will find the contact email address for reservations. Did you book via a Tour Operator or directly. Regards Bernd Grahl
Answer from GondwanaCollection
Windhoek, Namibia16 contributions2 helpful votes
Dear Flockhar, Thank you for your message. Unfortunately we do not do night game drives. Dinner is priced at 270-00 N$ per person and it a Buffett. Have a great day. Regards Bernd Grahl
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Lauren plrs wrote a tip Jan 2024
Playa del Carmen, Mexico26 contributions12 helpful votes
"If you don’t want to have dinner at the hotel you can just to at the post office which is a few kilometers away. Much cheaper and quite good"
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RizuGotham wrote a tip Dec 2023
21 contributions9 helpful votes
"Rooms spread out over a long ridge line so if you have mobility issues, ask for a room near to the main lodge"
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LibC wrote a tip Nov 2023
10 contributions
"Nice pool , good laundry service, lovely uphill walk to main lodge , "
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Pieter Lubbe wrote a tip Mar 2023
Swakopmund, Namibia6 contributions
"Just relax and enjoy. "
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Pieter_Lubbe wrote a tip Mar 2023
Swakopmund, Namibia4 contributions
"The food is so good, don't eat too much. 😀😀"
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,388 - R 4,908 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
etosha safari lodge & camp hotel etosha national park, etosha safari lodge and camp
LOCATION
NamibiaKunene RegionOmbika
NUMBER OF ROOMS
65
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ETOSHA SAFARI LODGE, GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA - Now R 2 967 (Was R̶ ̶4̶ ̶7̶4̶3̶) - UPDATED 2024 Hotel Reviews & Price Comparison (Ombika) - Tripadvisor