Andersson’s Camp, Etosha, Namibia

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4Cs Projects at Andersson's Camp

Andersson’s Camp is situated in Ongava Game Reserve, which was formed in 1991, when shareholders of Ongava converted four unproductive cattle ranches into a highly productive 30 000-hectare private game reserve that is now a haven to large concentrations of wildlife.


Eco-friendly Practices

Andersson’s Camp is set in a fragile ecosystem, and therefore has been built with the aim of minimal impact on the environment. We have ensured that the designs of the guest units and main area maximise natural lighting, air movement and insulation, while solar-heated water is used for showers.

Ongava Game Reserve Reintroduction Project

Most general game has been reintroduced, including springbok, gemsbok (oryx), Hartmann's mountain zebra, red hartebeest, southern giraffe, eland, Damara dik-dik, and the largest population of the endemic black-faced impala (listed as Endangered) outside of Etosha.

White and Black Rhino Project

Another successful reintroduction project is the white and black rhino project – where Ongava holds one of the largest rhino custodianships for the Namibian government. These custodianships are set up in safe havens throughout the country in hopes of breeding rhino to more sustainable numbers and reintroducing them into areas where they previously flourished. Ongava Game Reserve is one of the few places in southern Africa where you will have a realistic chance of encountering both of these amazing creatures.

Ongava Research Centre (ORC)

ORC was established in 2006 in recognition of the fact that accurate and up-to-date information and research is crucial for the optimal management of the ecosystems that make up the reserve. The Centre is involved in outstanding conservation efforts, specifically regarding the Endangered black rhino and endemic black-faced impala.

Black-faced Impala Research

After fantastic initial growth, the population of endemic black-faced impala (Apyceros melampus petersi) at Ongava has been stable at around 300 animals. This is the largest ‘pure’ population outside Etosha and is thought to represent around 10% of the global population of the subspecies.

Ongava Environmental Team

Closed ecosystems like Ongava have boundaries that impose artificial limits on the available resources. To this end, a dedicated environmental team manage the day-to-day running of the reserve, ensuring its long-term biological diversity and sustainability.

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Latest News From Andersson's Camp

  • Andersson’s Camp – October 2014
    Nov 19, 2014

    Not one but three sightings of elephant at the Andersson’s Camp waterhole – the first ever in the history of the camp…

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  • Andersson’s Camp – September 2014
    Sep 30, 2014

    World Rhino Day was celebrated at Andersson’s Camp by giving guests the opportunity to name one of four black rhino…

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  • Andersson’s Camp – June 2014
    Jun 30, 2014

    The Andersson’s Camp hide reveals a myriad wildlife wonders, from giraffe fighting to black rhino drinking to lion roaring right in front of the waterhole…

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ This place is the epitome of eco friendliness! Everything is built from reclaimed materials and the position close to a very active waterhole is very impressive. ”
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Reviewed by: RobynS57, 2013.08.20