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A Brief History of Mushara
The Pampe family were cattle farmers in the eastern parts of Namibia. On the eastern side of Etosha they also owned a game farm which was not utilized on any commercial scale. The idea to build a lodge came up in September 1996. The farm’s close proximity to Etosha National Park was the main reason. Construction work started in May 1997 and one year later the lodge was ready for business. As Mushara Lodge became known more widely it gained popularity so rapidly that the decision to expand was a matter of course. Instead of adding on to the original Mushara Lodge and possibly losing its character, a second lodge was built during 2007 – Mushara Outpost opened in November that year. The latest addition is Mushara Bush Camp, constructed in 2009.
The Mushara Lodge
Located just 8 km from the Von Lindequist Gate on the eastern boundary of Etosha National Park, Mushara Lodge is an ideal overnight stop for visitors to the game reserve. The lodge consists of ten spacious chalets, one family unit, a triple room and two single rooms. The name Mushara is derived from the Purple Pod Terminalia tree which grows abundantly on the lodge grounds and in the surroundings. The thatched public area includes a small library with a selection of good books, a bar with an extensive wine cellar, an airy lounge complete with welcoming fireplace for winter evenings, a dining area and a well stocked curio shop. Great attention has been paid to the décor, which is an eclectic blend of traditional African and modern works of art mixed with original older paintings.
Ten well-spaced thatched chalets are arranged in a horseshoe shape around the swimming pool. All the chalets and individual rooms are extremely spacious and equipped with air-conditioning, mosquito net, mini-bar, safe, tea and coffee station, sockets for charging storage batteries and direct telephone connection.
Wifi is available at rooms/tents and common areas.
The bathrooms are en-suite with separate toilette. The chalets and single rooms have a shower, whereas the triple room and the family house have a shower and bath.
One of Mushara’s prominent features is its large bright blue swimming pool, surrounded by green lawns which are kept perfectly manicured by visiting local wildlife.