Are you looking to experience the ultimate wilderness experience in Namibia's Etosha National Park in style and luxury? Emanya@Etosha Game Lodge is a perfect option. This 5-star safari lodge is conveniently located just a 20-minute drive from Etosha National Park's eastern von Lindequist gate.

Arriving at Etosha Lodge after a long 6-hour drive from Windhoek, undertaken shortly after landing at Hosea Kutako International Airport on a flight from Johannesburg, this was a welcome sumptuous abode.

Emanya features 20 luxurious chalets modern en suite bathrooms which can accommodate up to 40 people. The small number of guests means the friendly staff members of the privately-owned establishment pay particular attention to everyone. Each chalet even has its dedicated table at the restaurant for dinner.

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If you're really looking to get pampered, a foot massage area is set up to help guests unwind after a long day of exploration in the nearby National Park.

The lodge is located on a game-rich farm. A floodlit water hole within the grounds attracts various animals like black wildebeest, roan antelopes, zebras and oryxes who freely roam around. A dining area overlooking the water hole provides a unique experience to observe wildlife while enjoying their excellent cuisine and drinks.

It certainly was quite a sight to see two ostriches racing by the grounds as I was enjoying dinner.

Early morning wake up calls are sometimes provided by roaming animals. It's all part of the experience.

One of my top highlights was the stunning night sky with thousands of stars brightly shining as I've never seen before as a long-time city dweller.



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