Discover one of the most environmentally friendly camps in Africa when you choose Ongava’s Andersson’s Camp, on the edge of the famous Etosha National Park, in Namibia, carefully created on the site of an existing old farmstead to minimize disruption to the environment.
A conscious effort was made to decrease the eco and carbon footprint of the lodge in a reuse, reduce, recycle ethos. No cement was poured, only wooden poles embedded in gabions, and timber decks were constructed above the wilderness with recycled and reused fittings and innovative designs created from waste too!
Ongava Andersson has taken the big step to make positive changes for the planet and to put in place eco policies in terms of décor and amenities – no air conditioners exist, but rather the tents use an ingenious design of three levels to aid cooling and warming and the stone gabions absorb the sun’s heat to ward off the evening chills. Solar geysers, water saving and eco lights add to this green lodge in Namibia.
The Ongava Research Centre (ORC) is part of modern eco-tourism principles where guests can come and chat with scientists and discover how research in the field is conducted using green technologies. Meet conservationists, scientists, specialists and researchers all contributing to the future of wildlife and its habitats such as rhino protection and environmental education.
Tented accommodation in seven suites accommodates 18 guests and the theme is a connection to wildlife and wilderness, taking conservation action and making a difference to the planet. Enjoy an underground, water-level hide, an infinity swimming pool that was once a reservoir with views of the waterhole and beyond, a large open-air social area where guests interact with pro scientists and game rangers, and luxury amenities including Wi-Fi, a library, shop and a place to edit photographs on a computer.
In all of this eco activity, the camp offers no game viewing activities but guests can chill beside the pool and watch the wildlife come and go from the deck and the hide, or approach Etosha National Park to book scheduled game drives.
Etosha National Park is a wonderland for wildlife that congregates around the incredible salt pan – so huge it can be seen from space, and safari lodge accommodation so impressive it meets the needs of all visitors to this amazing destination in northern Namibia. Experience the waterholes and plains, amazing Mopani trees and open spaces. You too can appreciate the most captivating sunsets ever recorded in Namibia’s most famous park.
Close to two famous conservation areas in Namibia, Andersson’s Camp is an authentic eco-tented camp venue for visitors who want to see animals and stunning landscapes, decrease their eco and carbon footprints and be part of conservation endeavours. Explore Etosha National Park and Ongava Reserve from this attractive bush camp in the Etosha Region!
An old, renovated farmhouse in the Ongava Reserve, Andersson’s Camp is ideal for families and independent travellers on self-drive trips and offers a camp created from recycled and reused materials, no concrete and solar lighting. With the low range of Ondundozonanadana hills as its backdrop, the homestead boasts a large veranda looking out into the Etosha landscape.
Despite the zero waste ethos and minimal impacts on nature, the camp still promises a modern safari theme with comfy couches scattered in the lounge and delicious meals cooked to perfection. Watch animals at the waterhole every night from the deck or hide underground.
Cool off in the revamped reservoir, now an infinity swimming pool reminiscent of a farm dam – created from rocks with wooden and metal step ladders for entering and leaving the water. There is also an open fireplace for chatting over a nightcap before bed! Luxury accommodation at Andersson’s Camp in Namibia in 20 new tented rooms features en-suite bathrooms, solar-powered open-air showers, fans and tea and coffee-making facilities. Raised on wooden decks for stunning views and minimal environmental impacts, these rooms are stylish and comfy all in one.
Look out for black rhinos, red hartebeest, kudu, gemsbok and more from your tented suite and take daily drives into Etosha to see the Big 5 and other herds of game. Enjoy eco-sensitive amenities and a place to meet real conservation scientists and take part in rhino conservation and other ethical wildlife protection projects. Chat to Voyage2Africa for more information about thrilling tours into Namibia to view rare wildlife and plants!
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