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Mondjila Safari Camp

Lodges near Etosha National Park

Owner run Mondjila Safari Camp is situated only 32km from Andersson's Gate, the western entrance to Namibia's most famous tourist attraction, Etosha National Park. They offer affordable accommodation to the many self-drive tourists and small groups wanting an ideal base to start or end tours to and from both Kaokoland and Damaraland. Exciting game viewing day trips into national park can also be arranged.

Mondjila is a saying of the local Herero people that means ' to be on your way somewhere' or 'to be on the road'. In modern times the road would lead to Etosha, a park of contrasts as seasons dramatically alter its vast open plains. It's name is taken from the white and greenish coloured pan that is 'the great white place of water'.

This vast 20,000km² fabled wildlife garden, is a haven for over 114 species of Namibian mammals, 340 species of bird, 16 reptile and amphibians, 1 fish (the catfish, seasonal) and a huge variety of insects. The large selection of plains game includes elephant, giraffe, Burchell's zebra, springbok, red hartebeest, blue wildebeest, gemsbok, eland, kudu, roan and ostrich. Lurking not too far behind are predators such as lion and hyena.

The main building has a restaurant, bar and a guest lounge. There is an outside boma and open-fire pit, great venues for evening conversation, sipping night-caps and gazing at the beautiful Namibian night skies. Local artefacts can be bought from the curio shop. There is a laundry service, Internet connection and secure parking at Mondjila.

The accommodation consists of 11 luxury safari tents,raised on stone patchwork concrete bases. En-suite bathrooms, twin beds, a fan and mosquito nets are standard. Each unit has a table and 2 chairs on the small veranda with great views of the immediate countryside.

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  • Mondjila Safari Camp: Main Lodge Exterior
  • Mondjila Safari Camp: Tents
  • Mondjila Safari Camp: Tent Interior
  • Mondjila Safari Camp: Bar And Dining Area
  • Mondjila Safari Camp: Hiking Trail View
  • Mondjila Safari Camp: Summer Dining
  • Mondjila Safari Camp: Leopard
  • Mondjila Safari Camp: Bathroom
  • Mondjila Safari Camp: Steenbok
  • Mondjila Safari Camp: Tent Entrance
  • Mondjila Safari Camp: Hiking Trail
  • Mondjila Safari Camp: Lodge
  • Mondjila Safari Camp: Sunset Vista
  • Mondjila Safari Camp: Tent Exterior
  • Mondjila Safari Camp: View Of Tents From Main Lodge
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Etosha National Park
Although there are organized tours to Etosha National Park from the camp, self-drive tourists usually use Mondjila as their base camp for day trips. The short distance to the entrance is in no way a disadvantage for those early morning game drives, and plenty of game can be viewed on the way in to, and at Okaukuejo Camp.

Just after sunrise (and sunset) elephant often gather to drink, with many herds in close proximity to each other. It is also a marked peak in 'audible elephant calls', a gathering of communities, communicating. Game driving along the rim of the pan to Halali Camp in time for lunch and an afternoon swim is an option, before searching for wildlife activity around Eland Drive and Rhino Drive on your return journey
Farm drive
Your guide will inform you of the history, day-to-day problems and routine's concerning a modern-day Namibian working cattle farm
Walking trail
There is a short self-guided walking trail that starts and ends in the camp grounds. Some decent birding can done on the way, so binoculars and bird books at the ready!
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Directions to the lodge

Take the C38 from Outjo to Etosha, after 70km turn right on the D2779, the Safari Camp is situated approximately 3km from this turnoff on your left hand side.

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Anderssons Camp

A mid market lodge, situated on the Ongava Private Reserve, very close to the main, Andersson, entrance to Etosha Park

Dolomite Camp

On a small hill on the extreme western side of Etosha - Dolomite is the newest (and fifth camp) to open within the park boundaries. It is a smaller lodge as opposed to the traditional resort feel of the other camps within the park

Eagle Tented Camp

Value for money accommodation in a well designed tented camp

Epacha Game Lodge and Spa

Traditional slightly formal up-market lodge. Situated on same property as Eagle Tented Camp

Etosha Safari Camp

Only 10km's from the park, Etosha Safari Camp offers good quality budget accommodation

Etosha Safari Lodge

Within 10km of the Etosha entrance this mid-range lodge offers an ideal base from which to explore the park

Etosha Village

40 Room lodge only 4km from the park. Offers self catering units and a restaurant

Etotongwe Lodge

Etotongwe Lodge is situated in the northern Namibian town of Outjo. This is 94kms south of the world-famous Etosha NP. Stopover here on your way to explore the country's most visited tourist attraction.


One of the five camps situated inside the park, generally less popular with visitors than Okaukuejo or Namutoni but has the advantage of a secluded quiet spot lit waterhole

Hobatere Lodge

On the far western edge of the park, just outside the Galton Gate, this is an excellent location to explore Etosha, Damaraland and the remote Kaokoland area

Little Ongava

Luxury accommodation, each unit with private pool, great place to spoil yourself. Guided tours on private nature reserve and inside Etosha Park

Mondjila Safari Camp

Value for money self drive option situated 32km from the park

Mopane Village Etosha

Accommodation in permanently erected tents, 14km south of the park


Extremely popular and busy accommodation inside the park with a good spot-lit waterhole, great choice if location is deciding factor on where to stay

Olifantsrus Campsite

A brand new campsite inside Etosha Park. No accommodation is available here and this only caters for self-sufficient campers. A highlight of the camp is the unique hide which overlooks the camps waterhole

Ongava Lodge

Upmarket accommodation, situated on private game reserve with easy access to the National Park

Ongava Tented Camp

On the same property as Ongava Lodge, but offering a more traditional tented safari style experience

Toshari Lodge

Once called Etosha Gateway lodge this is a budget accommodation option which has recently been renovated.

Vreugde Guest Farm

This small family owned and managed guest farm is situated in easy driving distance of Etosha. The tranquil gardens and homely atmosphere make for a relaxed stay far from the crowds of the more commercial lodges

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