1 perfect night at The Mushara Outpost at Etosha National Park

by | Sep 19, 2021 | Africa, Inspiration, Namibia, Unique Stays | 0 comments

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Located just 10 km from Etosha National Park’s Von Lindequist Gate, The Mushara Outpost is the perfect getaway for travelers looking for a bit of luxury and homely hospitality.

The Mushara Outpost is part of the Mushara Collection, a family-run business, owning 4 properties in the eastern Etosha area. The first property, The Mushara Lodge, opened its doors in 1997. As its popularity grew, The Mushara Outpost, The Mushara Bush Camp, and Villa Mushara were added to the collection.

The Mushara Outpost consists of a farmhouse-style main building, and accommodation for up to 16 people, nestled in the surrounding bush. The atmosphere at The Mushara Outpost is incredibly warm and welcoming, making it feel more like visiting an old friend than spending the night at a hotel.

Mushara Outpost_Etosha National Park Accommodation
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Sleeping at The Mushara Outpost

Guests at The Mushara Outpost are accommodated in 8 custom-made tents, designed with wood and canvas, scattered on the banks of an ancient, dry river bed. Each tent has its own wooden deck and is furnished comfortably and with attention to detail.

The tents all have a minibar, coffee station, and an open-plan bathroom, with a glass shower cubicle. You can simply unzip the tent canvas as far as you like, and enjoy your shower with gorgeous views of the surrounding bush.

And the best thing about the tents? Definitely the extremely comfortable beds!
2-week Namibia itinerary
2-week Namibia itinerary

Eating at The Mushara Outpost

For me, the food is an important factor of a perfect hotel stay. Luckily, at The Mushara Outpost, both a scrumptious 3-course dinner and a delicious à la carte breakfast are included in the room rate. Depending on the weather, meals are either served at the large shared dining table in the lodge or at the smaller tables on the terrace.

Before you head to dinner, you can gather around the firepit in front of the lodge for a sundowner, and for a chat with the other guests.

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2-week Namibia itinerary

Activities at The Mushara Outpost

Due to its proximity to the Von Lindequist Gate, The Mushara Outpost is an ideal base to explore the world-famous Etosha National Park. Extending over an area of more than 22.000 km2, Etosha National Park is home to an abundance of wildlife, providing epic game sightings.

Besides being a perfect accommodation base while exploring Etosha National Park, The Mushara Outpost is also a great spot for a romantic, relaxing getaway. The lodge also has its own, small private waterhole attracting a variety of game, including oryx, steenbok, and impala.

If you want to relax, you can lounge on your own deck, on one of the sofas and armchairs in the lodge, or around the pool. There’s also a small curio shop, selling local crafts and trinkets. This is a great spot to check out if you’re still looking for some Namibian souvenirs.

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If you’re looking for an amazing, homely, and luxurious accommodation near Etosha National Park, The Mushara Outpost is a great choice. It is a bit more pricey than the NWR camps inside the park, but the cozy tents, delicious meals, and warm hospitality are absolutely worth the price.

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