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Mushara Lodge

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7/10

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Highlights

- Peaceful, well-presented property
- Game drives into Etosha National Park
- Pool, bar, lounge, library
- Good selection of international wines

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Overview

The Mushara Collection consists of four well-appointed, private accommodation options all a short distance from Etosha National Park in northern Namibia. The first of these to open was Mushara Lodge, a lovely property with a traditional, ‘down to earth’ feel which lies just 8 km from the park’s eastern Von Lindequist Gate and makes for an ideal place to stay for anyone looking to explore the renowned national park either with a guide or independently.

The pristine accommodation comprises ten spacious double-bed chalets that are carefully arranged around the swimming pool. In addition, there are two single rooms for solo travellers, a triple room for larger groups and a family house designed specifically to comfortably accommodate parents travelling with children. All rooms have plenty of space and air conditioning, with mosquito nets provided for all beds. Bathrooms are en-suite and come with a shower; the triple room and family house also have a separate bathtub in addition to the shower. In-room amenities include a safe, a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.

The key draw to Mushara Lodge is the game drives into the wildlife-rich Etosha National Park. The park was established back in 1907 and covers an area of 22,270 km², with more than 550 species calling it home. It remains very well protected to this day and is highly rated for its wildlife viewing opportunities. When out on game drives, animals such as giraffes, wildebeest, zebras, impalas, elephants and lions can often be seen. The huge salt pan in the park is also a fascinating central feature - spanning an area of 4,731 km², it’s the largest in all of Africa and a wonderful sight to behold.

When not out exploring, there are plenty of good facilities to make use of. There’s a public lounge with ample space for relaxation and a cosy fire place, as well as the small but well-stocked library, a shop selling souvenirs and sundries, and a bar with an impressive collection of international wines. Meals are served in the dining area with a focus on local dishes and both indoor and outdoor dining are possible. There’s also the pool, which is of a good size and is surrounded by well landscaped greenery, with plenty of loungers too.

The lodge actively welcomes children of all ages, with those aged three and under able to stay free of charge. Additional cots are available on request and there’s a play area at the family house to keep youngsters entertained. While the lodge itself is fenced, the pool is not, so parents are reminded to keep children under constant adult supervision.

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Average Rating

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(5.00/5)

  • 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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