Mushara Bush Camp
Etosha National Park, Etosha, Namibia
At a Glance
Stylish tented bush camp close to Etosha National Park
Very family friendly as the owners have children
Large swimming pool to cool off in
Wonderful children's play area
Five family tented rooms
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The best time to visit Etosha is from April to September as the temperature is tolerably cool, especially at night. From May to September the increasingly thirsty animals gather at waterholes, making it the best time to go to Etosha for game viewing. Summer is the best time to travel to Etosha for bird watching as migratory birds (both intra-African and Palaearctic) flock into the park's many habitats after the summer rains.
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Mushara Bush Camp, on the Mushara Private Reserve at the edge of Etosha National Park, Namibia is a family-friendly lodge with just 16 en-suite tented rooms.
Mushara Bush Camp is a down to earth camp that is ideally located on the Mushara Private Reserve about 8km from the Von Lindequist Gate on the eastern outskirts of the Etosha National Park.
The camp has a bush chic feel to it and has 16 tented rooms which are linked to the main area by a stone pathway and covered with a thatched roof to keep the rooms cool. Five of these rooms are a little larger and have a sofa bed which pulls out for children. The owners have children so they have very much designed this great value lodge with families in mind.
There is a fantastic large swimming pool to cool off in during the heat of the day, one end is shallower for children and there are plenty of sun loungers to relax on. In the children's outdoor play area there is a fantastic climbing frame and inside the main area lots of toys and a table set up with crayons and colouring and story books. The lodge is also able to offer flexible meal times and menus to fit in with families.
Mushara Bush Camp has 16 en-suite tented rooms which are linked to the main area by a stone pathway. Five of these rooms are a little larger and have a sofa bed which pulls out for children, these rooms are also located closer to the main area.
Mushara Bush Camp accepts children of all ages and has five family tented rooms. There is a children's play area outside and in the main area there is also an area with toys and colouring table. There is a large swimming pool, which is great for children to cool off in as well as shady areas with sun loungers. The lodge also has some baby cots and highchairs.
Activities at Mushara Bush Camp include Etosha game drives, guided walks, bush picnics and sundowners. Guests are able to self drive into Etosha National Park.
Louisa Verney (Staff)
I really liked Mushara Bush Camp which is well located close to the Von Lindequist Gate, to the east of Etosha National Park. The main area has a stylish bush camp feel and had a play area for children with toys and a little table with crayons to amuse creative minds. The tented rooms are also stylish and comfortable - a perfect base from which to explore the park. There is also a large pool, perfect to relax by during the heat of the day.
Location & directions
Etosha National Park, Etosha, Namibia
Mushara Bush Camp is a beautiful camp situated just 8km from the Von Lindequist Gate on the eastern outskirts of the Etosha National Park.
How to get there
Windhoek Airport (530 km) is the closest international airport. From here you can take a light aircraft flight to Mushara's (1-hour 30-minutes) private airstrip near the camp where a member of staff will meet you and transfer you to the camp. Alternatively, there is a Luxury Road Shuttle Service between Windhoek and Mushara Lodges or you may wish to self-drive from Windhoek which takes approximately 6-hours.