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Toshari Lodge

Etosha National Park - Namibia

Toshari Lodge is only 25 kilometers from Etosha National Park's western entrance (Andersson's gate.) They offer reasonably priced accommodation compared to many other more expensively priced lodges nearby. This is an excellent base for self-drive tourists who would prefer to drive themselves around Etosha. Others can park up and join one of Toshari's guided trips into the park.

Please note: The restaurant and bar area were recently destroyed by fire. Meals and drinks are served in a temporary tented dining room until reopening scheduled for end of October 2015.

The restaurant and bar are located in the main thatched building. Buffet-style meals are usually served at breakfast and dinner. An excellent selection of Cape wines can be ordered before and after your evening meal. A light mid-day meal and lunch packs need to be booked in advance. Relax on the terrace or at the swimming pool to enjoy those spectacular Namibian sunsets. There is also a 'boma', where you can sit around a campfire and enjoy the lodge's traditional hospitality.

Accommodation at Toshari Lodge is in Standard or Luxury Chalets. All 37 rooms are tastefully decorated with Kiaat furniture, a locally grown hard wood. Overnight in:

  • Standard Chalet: 27 Standard Chalets with either double or twin beds, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and en-suite bathroom.
  • Luxury chalets: 5 chalets with either king-sized or double beds, en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, mini-bar and coffee bar and a mosquito net.
  • Family Rooms: Fitted with a double and 3 single beds, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and an en-suite bathroom.

The restaurant offers buffet style breakfast and dinner meals. Lunch, breakfast and lunch bags can be ordered on request. For those wanting to enjoy some refreshment prior to and after dinner there is a full bar service with an excellent selection of Cape wines.

The lodge also offers half or full day game drives into Etosha National Park, with a guide in an open game drive vehicle (10 people). These outings includes your entrance fee into the park as well as a wonderful lunch.

There are also 3 walking trails available locally, starting and ending at Toshari Lodge.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Toshari Lodge: Luxury Room
  • Toshari Lodge: Garden
  • Toshari Lodge: Reception
  • Toshari Lodge: Restaurant
  • Toshari Lodge: Swimming Pool
  • Toshari Lodge: Luxury Room Interior
  • Toshari Lodge: Game Drive Vehicles
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Etosha Game Drive
The lodge also offers game drives with a guide in an open game drive vehicle (10 people). This 7 to 8 hour outing includes your entrance fee into the park as well as a wonderful lunch.
There are a number of unguided walking trails ranging from 1 to 4km in the vicinity.
The lodge's own waterhole offers opportunities for birding and observing game coming to drink.
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Directions to the lodge

Etosha Gateway Lodge (Toshari Inn) is situated on the C38, 70 km north of Outjo and 25 km south of Andersson Gate near the Etosha National Park.

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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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