Eco Awards Namibia
Surrounded by scrub-covered plains on white calcrete soils and against the backdrop of the low Ondundozonanandana Mountains, Andersson's Camp is situated close to Etosha National Park. A former farmstead has been tastefully rebuilt and now forms the main area fronting onto a waterhole. From here twenty tented guest units radiate outwards - mostly secluded in the mopane woodland so typical of the area.
The tents are a clever mix of calcrete stone cladding, canvas and wood each elevated on wooden decks. These unusual, organic-style tents have double-door entrances and a small veranda for uninterrupted views. The en-suite bathrooms feature a uniquely designed open-air private shower.
Andersson's Camp's close proximity to Etosha is ideal for full-day self-drives into the Park. Etosha National Park is Namibia's premier wildlife destination and at almost the size of Switzerland it is certainly one of Africa's largest game parks. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season, whilst the summer rainfall produces a profusion of new life - pronking baby springbok and comical young wildebeest herald the onset of summer.
This model of eco-sensitive lodging provides an authentic, safe and down-to-earth experience for small groups, families and independent travellers to Etosha and is easily accessible by road. Energy-saving initiatives include solar-heated water for showers, while throughout the camp most of the natural vegetation has been retained.
Reassessed in 2013 and awarded 4 eco awards flowers.