Taleni Etosha Lodge

The ultimate family destination 4 km from 
Anderson Gate near Okaukuejo. Self-catering (self-contained) accommodation at Etosha National Park










Tel: +27 (0) 21 855 0395

Taleni Etosha Lodge can best be described in four short words: authentic, affordable, stylish and fun. Right on the doorstep of Namibia’s famous Etosha National Park, the Etosha Lodge offers self-catering (self-contained) accommodation for families and the discerning traveler alike.

The self-catering (self-contained) accommodation comprises 40 canvas chalets, all en-suite, with twin beds, sleeper couch, air-conditioning and open air shower to indulge the adventurous souls. To add to the safari atmosphere, each unit has its own cooking boma, equipped with braai area, stove, fridge, washing basin, cutlery and crockery. One of the units is wheelchair friendly.

Do not despair if you forgot to stock up on sunblock – the Etosha Lodge offers a One Stop Cuca Shop to cater for the basic necessities. Experience a Namibian adventure to remember at the Etosha Lodge.

Start the day with a game drive in a game viewing vehicle and watch the Namibian veld come to life. The guide will stop at a number of watering holes in the Etosha National Park, along the route from Anderson Gate to Okaukuejo. During the stop at Olifantsbad (‘Elephants’ Bath’) you can savour lipsmacking snacks prepared by the expert chefs of the Etosha Lodge.

If you decide to start your day a bit later, you can opt for the second game drive of the day which leaves the Etosha Lodge at 2pm and follows the same route. Upon your return to the Etosha Lodge, you can relax next to the swimming pool, try to master quad-biking, or enjoy bird watching in a region renowned for the variety of bird species. At sunset the magic of the African bush casts its spell.

Weather permitting, you can enjoy a leisurely sundowner on a hilltop while the surrounds glow blood red. When you return to the camp, the chefs at the Etosha Lodge will be ready to provide you with an unforgettable gourmet meal served in the ‘kraal’ (a restaurant in the traditional African style).




Etosha Lodge in Namibia are proudly associated with other lodges in this beautiful country. Okaukuejo the oldest rest camp in the Eetosha National Park is less than 20 kom from Etosha Lodge.

After your visit to Etosha Lodge you might decided to drive west. This area used to be known as Damaraland but it is now known as Kaokoland or the Kunene District. This area is famous for fossils and rock paintings. Near the Petrified Forest and at one Namibia's best known rock paintings is Twyfelfontein Country Lodge perhaps Damaraland's most famous lodge.

Much further south, but still in the Namib Desert are the world's highest sand dunes. This is where you will find Etosha lodge's sister lodge. The Sossusvlei Lodge is the flagship lodge of the Taleni Group. Allow two days to drive from Etosha Lodge toSossusvlei and try to stay there for at least two nights. From Sossusvlei you can easily visit Canon Lodge near the Fish River Canyon, the world's second largest canyon after the Grand Canyon.


Many people combine a visit to Etosha with a visit to Botswana and the Okavango Delta. Within a days drive from Etosha Lodge is Drotsky's Cabins near Shakawe on the western banks of the Okavango Delta.  Drotsky's Cabins and its sister lodges Xaro Lodge and Lawdons are famous amongst birders and fishermen. Within two days from Etosha Lodge is the famous Chobe Game Reserve. In this area a selection of hotels and lodges are available, but the only self-catering accommodation is Senyati Safari camp. Senyati is in the bush and you are guaranteed to see big game at the local waterhole. From Senyati you can drive south to Nata and than turn west to Gweta. Near Gweta on the Makgadigadipans is Planet Baobab. This lodge is well worth a visit.

Etosha Lodge are proud to recommend Caribea Bay Resort. Caribbea Bay Hotel is a luxury hotel on the northern bank of Lake Kariba in the town of Kariba in Zimbabwe.

The Wild Coast of South Africa is perhaps the most beautiful coast on the continent. The lodges there expose you not only to the beauty of the enviroment but a place such asKob Inn is a fisherman's paradise and a family resort. Mazeppa Bay Hotel is equally beautiful and in the same area. If you are interested in hiking and an excellent sea holiday, Etosha Lodge proudly recommends these two lodge.

Temba South Africa is best known for the high quality tailor-made tours and safaris in South Africa such as the Great South African Tour, Cape and Winelands Tour and Kruger Park Safaris. Temba arrange Youth Tours to Europe and school tours to Botswana and Namibia such as the Kalahari Vasbyt tour and the JIP tour.

Etosha Lodge recommends the following links to other lodges and hotels.

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge    Lucas Viljoen    Sossusvlei Lodge    Caribbea Bay Hotel    Temba Tours 
Temba Youth Tours     Senyati Safari Lodge    Mazeppa Bay     Drotsky's Cabins    Planet Baobab    Okaukuejo