Etosha Aoba Lodge is a small, intimate safari camp on the eastern side of Namibia’s game-rich Etosha National Park.
In the indigenous San Bushman language, the word aoba means “when the sun goes down.” Inspired by watching a particularly spectacular sunset over Fischer’s Pan, the owner George Zimmerman christened the lodge after the sunset. The lodge accommodations consist of four free standing, air-conditioned luxury bungalows, three thatched bush bungalows that each have two rooms with an inter-leading bathroom that can accommodate four adults, three new explorer bungalows, and a honeymoon bungalow. All the bungalows offer large twin beds with separate mattresses, mosquito netting, a bush-mini bar, ceiling fan, and tea/coffee facilities. The en suite bathrooms come with an outdoor shower while the honeymoon bungalow even includes an outdoor bath. Each bungalow also enjoys a private veranda for relaxing and taking in the spectacular views.
The lodge is located in the Onguma Game Reserve which stretches across 84,015 acres of protected land. Plains game such as kudu, giraffe, eland, oryx, hartebeest, zebra, and impala roam freely, and predators including lion, cheetah, and leopard are frequently sighted. The reserve even boasts its own family of Black Rhino. During the Namibian summer months, when the rains have finally come, the park becomes a birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 300 bird species migrate to the wetlands and the once-dry riverbeds. The private reserve also borders Fischer’s Pan, offering easy access to Etosha, Namibia’s premier wildlife destination.