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Okutala Etosha Lodge

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- Near Etosha National Park
- 21 rooms, very family friendly
- On site aviary, hide, water hole, farm
- Game drives, hiking, cycling

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Okutala Etosha Lodge occupies a wonderful hillside location in the far north of Namibia, a short drive from Etosha National Park. This warm and friendly property boasts picturesque views of the surrounding area and its open, unspoiled landscapes and sits about 25 km away from the national park’s southern Anderson’s Gate. The lodge is completely submerged in nature, with animals sometimes passing through camp. There are some great on site facilities including a hide, a pool and a watering hole along with plenty of activities in and around the national park.

There are 21 comfy and spacious rooms at the lodge. Rooms are grouped into three categories: single rooms, double rooms and the larger family rooms. All accommodation options are air conditioned and have mosquito nets already fitted, along with a private shaded viewing deck and coffee making facilities. Bathrooms are en-suite and all have a shower, with some including a bathtub as well. The rooms are well spaced apart throughout the lodge’s grounds.

There is plenty to explore in Etosha National Park and the surrounding area. Guided hiking tours and cycling safaris are possible, as well as feeding sessions providing visitors with the rare opportunity to feed animals such as hyenas, leopards and elephants. The superb guided game drives into Etosha National Park offer the chance to spot an array of animals, some of the most commonly seen include southern white rhinoceroses, meerkats, African bush elephants and aardvarks. Endangered species tours and sundowner drives are also a popular choice.

Back at base, stargazing is a popular activity, as is exploring the lodge’s very own aviary, which is home to many colourful bird species. The property also has its own sprawling, 24,000 hectare farm - scenic drives through the farm are offered, with some focusing on the farm’s wildlife and others on its abundant plant life.

On-site facilities include an expansive public viewing deck overlooking a watering hole, and a photographic hide for those looking to get up-close photos of the animals that gather there. There’s also a swimming pool, a curio shop and a restaurant with a bar, where freshly prepared meals and refreshing drinks are served.

The lodge prides itself on being family friendly. Children are very welcome to stay here and families are encouraged to bring along their young ones, with many of the lodge’s activities and tours suitable for people of all ages. The family rooms accommodate 2 adults sharing with a maximum of 3 children under 12 years of age and comprise 2 separate, adjacent rooms with an inter-connecting door and shared bathroom. While it is rare for animals to approach humans, parents are reminded to keep their children under constant adult supervision.

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  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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