Mushara Bush Camp
- Longitude: 17.128408
- Latitude: -18.814472
- Luxury Tents
Mushara Bush Camp
Mushara Bush Camp is situated a mere 10 kilometers from the Von Lindequist gate of the world famous Etosha National Park. The Bush Camp accommodates 32 guest and 8 children in custom made tent like structures. The Mushara Bush Camp offers a down-to-earth tented bush camp experience which is well suited as an exceptional affordable base for independent travellers and families exploring the magical Etosha Pan National Park. The main Bush Camp House is thatched and has a true bush camp feel to it. The early evenings see a camp fire lit where guest can exchange stories of the day’s wildlife sightings. Dinner, lunch and breakfast are served on the thatched verandah with the bush being a mere step away. The Mushara Bush Camp is your optimal family destination on the doorstep to the magical Etosha National Park.
Each of the 16 custom made en-suite tents is built from canvas, wood and local limestone. With an 8 m2 private veranda and windows from floor to ceiling, these tents are spacious and airy. Four of them have a sleeper couch suitable for two children each. The large bathroom has a big window and the shower offers views into the surrounding bush. The brushed cement floors and stone walls keep the tents cool even in the afternoon sun.
A coffee station, safe deposit box, mosquito net, socket for charging storage batteries, hair drier and floor fan are standard. Whether you enjoy the privacy of your veranda or the comfort of your tent, the tranquility of the bush is guaranteed.
Wifi is available in the common area/main lodge area.
Children at Mushara Bush Camp
Children are very welcome to bring their parents along to Mushara Bush Camp. The main house features a special play area for children. Books, games, toys, drawing utensils, creative games and very friendly child minders keep your children busy. The play park outside sports a jungle gym, an old tractor and a sand pit. And of course there is also a kiddies’ pool.
Meal times and meals will be arranged according to the children’s needs.
We will do our very best to make your children feel welcome at Mushara Bush Camp.
Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park, proclaimed in 1907, is one of Southern Africa’s finest and most important game reserves. The park covers an area of 22,270 km² and is home to dozens of mammal and reptile species, several amphibian species, more than 300 bird species and even one species of fish.
The 4,731 km² salt pan, the largest of its kind in Africa, is the centre piece of the park. The pan’s shimmering white crust of salt crystals extends as far as the eye can see. In previous times this was a lake the size of Holland fed by several rivers, probably including the Kunene as well. When the rivers gradually changed their course the water in the lake started to evaporate until only the huge dry depression remained. The San (Bushmen) tell a rather gripping legend about the formation of Etosha Pan: in a raid on a village all the men and children were murdered, only the women were spared. One of them was so distraught about the death of her family that she cried and cried until her tears had formed a massive lake. When the lake dried up nothing was left apart from a huge white pan.
Etosha National Park covers a vast area which is under protection since German colonial rule and has since become one of the most productive game parks in Africa – with 114 mammal species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species, 340 bird species and one species of fish.
Great numbers of plains game such as zebra, kudu, Oryx, wildebeest, giraffe, springbok, impala and eland abound on the grasslands while elephants can also be seen in large herds.Lions dominate the predator food chain and cleverly use the waterholes as hunting grounds, while smaller predators like the black-backed jackal trot about seemingly oblivious to the presence of humans. Since every animal needs water there is constant coming and going at the waterholes. Traffic rules are simple: the stronger one always has the right of way. The diversity of species drinking at the same time can be staggering. This is the place to watch Namibia’s greatest daily wildlife dramas unfold.
On our game drives guests experience fascinating perspectives of wildlife in Etosha. Our vehicles, designed for any weather condition, are spacious and comfortable and offer 360 degree unobstructed views from elevated seats. We receive up-to-date information on game movement and therefore have a high success rate for spotting game.
Map and Directions to Mushara Bush Camp
GPS : 18° 48' 52.10" S / 17° 7' 42.27" E
- Take the B1 Northwards
- After 74km turn left onto the C38
- After 14km the entrance to Mushara Bush Camp is on the left
- Follow this road for 1km to the camp.