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Eldorado Guest House & Camping

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8kms South of Anderson Gate, Etosha National Park Namibia
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#24 of 36 Speciality lodging in Etosha National Park
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Farm style Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.Overnight guests may view our cheetahs for free.Light lunch available when booked in advance.Swimming pool and bar facilities.Camping facilities.Cheetah, leopard and caracal tour at affordable prices.Only 8km south of Etosha.1km from tar road.
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8kms South of Anderson Gate, Etosha National Park Namibia
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Brittany_11_10 wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California1508 contributions717 helpful votes
First off, the camping aspect of Eldorado was great. We were able to easily book online, had no problems w/ reservations, etc., check-in was easy, all of that was good. The campsites themselves were also nice, with shady areas, picnic tables, and some that had grassy patches. The ablutions nearest the viewing platform were fantastic (w/ plenty of hot water for showers, sinks for washing dishes, etc.), and the others in the campground were fine too. The viewing platform overlooking the manmade waterhole was also nice, and we saw a kudu and an eland wander up late afternoon, as well as lots of birds stop by. Really no complaints at all about the camping facilities themselves, and if that was all I was reviewing, this would be five stars no doubt. Oh, the location is also great b/c it's just outside of the Anderson Gate of Etosha, and by that I mean one or two songs' worth of driving :) The reason I'm giving Eldorado three stars is b/c I'm just not sure about the animal situation. On their website, they say that the animals they keep on their property are from Etosha, and that the options are either to kill the animals who have gotten out of Etosha, or keep them in their government-approved camps. This may be true, I'm not sure. I don't know how the permitting process works for reintroducing animals that have escaped Etosha back into the game park. (We were told at reception that the permitting process was difficult, timely, something like that). Maybe also true. (But the skeptic in me also wonders why Etosha wouldn't make the process very easy b/c, hey, the more animals in the park, the more people will visit and pay their entrance fees, resort fees, game driving fees, etc.). I currently live in sub-Saharan Africa, though, and I know that just b/c something makes sense to me doesn't mean that's how the government does things. Also, Etosha is entirely fenced in, so I'm not sure how animals are escaping apparently so readily/prolificly. Granted, I am well-aware of how easy some animals can escape fencing (and certainly saw plenty of baboons, for example, actively climbing under one of the fences elsewhere in the country). If animals are escaping by the truckloads, does it make sense that only predators (that everyone always wants to see on safari) either a) escape and/or b) that Eldorado wants to house? Again, maybe; I just don't know. Furthermore, while I understand that it's likely quite expensive housing lions and cheetahs and leopards and other carnivorous animals, I thought the price of the hour-long (2-hour? I can't remember what the brochure said at reception, and we didn't do the safari so I don't remember from personal experience) safari was quite pricey considering how little Etosha charges for a full day's worth of game driving--in a natural setting. Finally, I'm not sure how fond I am of any kind of non-natural animal homes (zoos, sanctuaries, government-approved camps, etc.) not respecting the animals' natures, in exchange for catering to guests/paying customers. Case in point: hyenas are primarily nocturnal (though they sometimes venture out in the early mornings; and I say this from experience having visited numerous game parks in numerous southern and Eastern African countries, including going to the one in Rwanda at least a dozen times), so I just don't know how much I agree w/ feeding them at 4pm, in the heat of the day, just to cater to paying guests who want to see hyenas eating. Caracals, same thing (though I can't attest to their behavior in the wild as I've never seen one in the wild). Lions and leopards, okay, they're often lying around in the shade during the day, and cheetahs are actually diurnal, but hyenas and caracals? Probably not fair to make them wake up/come out in the late afternoon just to show them off to people? Anyway, that was a lot, and again, I can't say that I 100% know the way they're running their animal...situation...is questionable. I just have a number of reservations about it is all. Camping was fantastic though. And the grounds were clean, well-maintained, and had good facilities and viewing platform.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from JIPEtosha, Owner at Eldorado Guest House & Camping
Responded 05 Feb 2020
Dear Brittany! Thank you for this great review about our campsite! Your questions about our animals are valid, however had you taken the time to do the tour, you would have had the whole picture, as we do an information session just before it starts, where all questions are answered. Kindly in future take the time to not come to un-verified conclusions. You are welcome to visit us again in future and also visit our animals and get the proper information. xo
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aalpol wrote a review Dec 2019
Muenster, Germany89 contributions8 helpful votes
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We booked a camping place at Eldorado through internet and we were completely surpurised when we arrived there. Not only the little campsite and our camping spot and ablution was quite good, but the main surprise was the dinner in he evening that we booked at arrival: deliclious! It was a buffet with all kinds of meat, vegetables, potatoes, soup and dessert, all prepared by a very good cook. Truly a surprise to find such a spot in the semi desert. In the afternoon we went on a little safari with them were we saw lions, cheetas, leopards, hyenas and rhinos. Don't camp in Okaukuejo but here!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from JIPEtosha, Owner at Eldorado Guest House & Camping
Responded 05 Feb 2020
Dear Guest! Thank you for this kind review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and food! You are welcome again any time! xo
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jbburger5 wrote a review Nov 2019
New Plymouth, New Zealand182 contributions43 helpful votes
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We popped over for a quick look expecting a guided tour to see the animals to be too expensive, but to our delight the price was very reasonable and we were treated to cheetah, rooikat, brown hyena, spotted hyena, leopard and lion!! All up close and personal! The kids loved it!!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from JIPEtosha, Owner at Eldorado Guest House & Camping
Responded 05 Feb 2020
Dear Guest! Thank you for this review! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. xo
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friedayvan wrote a review Nov 2019
Brussels, Belgium33 contributions18 helpful votes
We stayed two nights at this guesthouse. Rooms are very nicely decorated and are large. Good shower. Airco and fridge present. Family-run business. Shaded parking area available. Good food. Refreshing swimming pool. Very friendly staff. Lovely cat and dog as well! Close to Etosha national park. Owners and staff were very efficient at dinner time when there were all of a sudden heavy rainfalls. They had to reinstall tables etc. several times because of the pooring rain, but it all turned out well. We can recommand this place for sure. Also large camping area.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from JIPEtosha, Owner at Eldorado Guest House & Camping
Responded 13 Nov 2019
Dear Guest! That was a night to remember! Thank you for being understanding about all the chaos! Luckily at the end all worked out fine for all our esteemed guests. You are welcome again anytime.... xo
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Susanne412 wrote a review Oct 2019
Sandton, South Africa1622 contributions207 helpful votes
The lodge has lovely chalets to stay in. There is nothing missing in the rooms, a few are newly built as well, making use of the surrounding rocks.The breakfast is good and the dinners we had were very delicious, lot's of venison on offer. It's close to the Anderson Gate and if somebody would like to see there animals, just book a drive to see them. It's a basic stay but the price is right and other establishments just asked for more money but there is no difference in the room. Here the rooms have a fridge which was well liked and noted. We didn't like the cats which jumped onto chairs and tables, that should be more controlled as some people have allergies.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from JIPEtosha, Owner at Eldorado Guest House & Camping
Responded 14 Oct 2019
Dear guest! Thank you for this kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will look into the matter with our (only 1) cat. It is not supposed to behave in that way and we are sorry it bothered you. We hope you have a safe trip through Namibia and journey back home. xo
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US$102 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Eldorado Farm
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NamibiaOshikoto RegionEtosha National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Eldorado Guest House & Camping
What are some of the property amenities at Eldorado Guest House & Camping?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Eldorado Guest House & Camping?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Eldorado Guest House & Camping?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Eldorado Guest House & Camping?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.