Mount Etjo Safari Lodge is located in the heart of the Okonjati Game Reserve, one of the first private game reserves established in Namibia.
The Okonjati Game Reserve covers 36,000 hectares and is home to over 10,000 mammals (including elephant, black and white rhino, lion, leopard and cheetah), 600 different bird species as well as hundreds of reptiles. Mount Etjo is also home to fossilised dinosaur footprints which date back 230 million years, and is the site where the Namibian Independence Declaration was signed.
The swimming pool and garden overlook a waterhole, where hippo, nyala and porcupine visit on a regular basis. Ornithologists should head to the dam which is a bird watchers paradise.
The 15 rooms all have air conditioning, a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Dinners are served in a rustic African-furnished Lapa, around a campfire.
Activities on offer include game drives in the reserve, including to the Rare Species Game Sanctuary, which provides refuge for the indigenous black-faced impala, the roan and sable antelope, red lechwe and bushbuck.
- Swimming pool
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in communal areas
Mount Etjo Safari Lodge offers the following optional activities:
A guided game drive provides a unique opportunity to observe, encounter and admire the great variety of species that roam the Okonjati Game Reserve. Wildlife on the reserve includes
the rare roan antelope, elephants, white and black rhino, giraffe and zebra.
In 1925, German archaeologists discovered footprints in the Etjo sandstone. They are believed to be remnants of the Triassic Period and around 230 Million years old. The footprints are located 3km from the lodge. You can walk along the marked trail to look at them or go accompanied with a guide to learn more about them.
The Mount Etjo Private School was established in 1993 by the owners of Mount Etjo Safari Lodge (the Oelofse family) and was opened by Namibia’s first president, Dr Sam Nujoma. Many children who have graduated from this school have had successful careers in nursing, geology, accounting and engineering. Over 30 children between the ages of 6 and 12 years currently attend the school. Meals, school equipment, educational toys and much more is provided by the Oelofse family. Visits to Mount Etjo Private School may be arranged during their break time at 10.00am.
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