Mushara Lodge, Etosha
Located only 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the Von Lindequist Gate on the eastern outskirts of Etosha National Park, Mushara Lodge is ideally situated for travellers visiting the park.
Thatched guest areas consist of a small library, bar with an extensive wine cellar, airy lounge with welcoming fireplace (see below), dining area and well-stocked curio shop. During the summer months (November to April) meals are enjoyed on the covered terrace.
There is a large swimming pool surrounded by green lawn that is kept well manicured by visiting kudu. Mushara comprises 10 well-spaced thatched chalets and 2 villas. Each chalet features air-conditioning, mosquito net, mini-bar/fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, electric lights, direct dial telephone, wardrobe and luggage rack. Bathrooms are ensuite (some with shower and others with bath and shower) with separate w.c. The décor is an eclectic blend of traditional African and modern art works combined with original paintings. At Mushara, emphasis is on friendly and personalised service accompanied by innovative dining. The only meal served buffet style is breakfast with a choice of continental or cooked English-style fare. All other meals are served on a set menu basis and are accompanied by a choice of excellent South African wines.