Surrounded by mopane scrub, Andersson’s Camp is a family-friendly destination named after Charles Andersson, the Swedish explorer who was the first European to “discover” the Etosha Pan.
The camp is designed around a refurbished farmstead. Accommodations consist of twenty residents Meru-style safari tents are set on raised decks and scattered over the farmland. There are sixteen tents with twin beds and four tents with double beds. Each tent includes an en suite bathroom with a shower, mosquito nets, pedestal fans, and 220v power. The tent’s own private decks have stunning views of the pan. For families, two of the twin-bedded tents can be connected by a raised wooden walkway to form a family unit.
The camp is located in the Ongava Game Reserve about three miles from Etosha National Park’s Andersson gate. In 1907, Namibia made Africa’s largest single saltpan the centerpiece of what was then the world’s largest game reserve, Etosha National Park. Amazingly, the massive Etosha Pan can be seen from space and makes up twenty-five percent of the park’s landscape. Millions of years old, it was formed by a slow drying lake. Throughout the year, this region provides amazing wildlife viewing. In the dry season, spectacular concentrations of wildlife converge on the dwindling waterholes, while in the rainy season herd of grazers diffuse across the revived grasslands. In addition, the area is home to excellent populations of elephant, giraffe, lion, cheetah, and leopard as well as the endangered black rhino.