Epacha Game Lodge is a luxurious safari lodge located near Etosha National Park, one of Namibia’s most renowned highlights. This world-famous park is located in the northwestern region of the county. It is a game reserve since March 1907 and got the status of a national park in 1967. With 22,270 km2, Etosha National Park is a huge wildlife park. The name of the park derives from the Etosha salt pan, which covers 23% of the area of Etosha National Park. The pan is so large that it is even visible from space. Etosha park is regarded as one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. It is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including several threatened and endangered species such as the beautiful black rhinoceros. The abundance of wildlife congregates around several waterholes that are scattered around the park, which ensures almost guaranteed game sightings. It is also one of the most accessible game reserves in the world and visitors can even drive their own vehicle within the park.
Many of the best places to stay in or near Etosha National Park are located just outside the park. Epacha Game Lodge is one of the best and most luxurious options. The Epacha Game Lodge experience is one filled with an abundance of Namibian wildlife, topped with views over the surrounding majestic mountains and valleys. It combines the highest level of hospitality with a setting that takes you back to Africa in the Victorian era. Located on top of the hills of the own 13,000 ha large Epacha Private Game Reserve, which borders the road to Etosha, the location is unique and very secluded. Breath-taking views over the park are ensured from all rooms and communal areas. Etosha national park is located about 60 km from Epacha Game Lodge.
Rooms And Suites
The main buildings and the chalets at Epacha Game Lodge are all designed in a colonial, luxurious Victorian style. The lodge features 18 luxury chalets scattered around the hills on the property. With 80 square meters each, the chalets offers plenty of space. The center of the property is the main lodge building and all chalets and communal areas are overlooking the private game reserve. Bedrooms are very spacious and include a luxury bathroom with spacious bathtub, a large inside shower, and an outside shower. Each chalet has a large balcony that is the perfect spot for a sundowner with a stunning view over the Epacha Private Game Reserve. Of course, all rooms have air conditioning, as well as a mini-bar, a safe and coffee & tea facilities. The colonial interior style combines lots of wood with Victorian furniture and marble. Very cosy and the perfect spot to relax after a day of wildlife spotting.
For those seeking the ultimate luxury, the Royal Impala Private Villa could be a great option. It features three bedrooms, an own secluded swimming pool, and can be booked with private chef, butler, game ranger and game drive vehicle.
For the more adventurous travellers, Eagle Tented Lodge is also located on the reserve and features sixteen luxury safari tents, with an outdoor shower or an open-air bathtub on the deck. For more information about Eagle Tented Lodge, please consult our separate article.
Lodge Assets And Experiences
Epacha Game Lodge offers a relaxation area complete with a well-equipped health centre, billiards room, library, smoking lounge, and much more. There is also a conference room, fitted with the latest audio and visual equipment. Food at the lodge is excellent and the restaurant offers both continental or English-styled breakfast, and an ‘a la carte’ menu as well as multicourse meals for lunch and dinner. There is also a nice wine menu with bottles at correct prices.
One of the biggest stars at Epacha is the Mystique spa. The Epacha Game Lodge was the first property in Namibia to combine the African safari experience with wellness when it first opened its doors in 2001. This Spa is equipped with a Sauna, a Steam Room and 2 treatment rooms (including one double treatment room).
The beautiful location inside the Epacha Game Reserve is a big asset as well. This reserve covers more than 13.000 ha, and is one of the biggest Private Wildlife Reserves in Namibia. Guests can participate in morning, afternoon or night drives and admire many different game species inside the reserve, including some rare species like the Blackfaced Impala and the Bat-eared fox. Excursions to Etosha National Park are available as well. If you are looking for another unique experience, the clay shooting comes highly recommended.
Epacha Game Lodge is one of the best options to stay when visiting (the region around) Etosha National Park. The lodge is a great hop off point to the park but is a decent destination in its own right as well. The spacious, luxurious rooms; the spa; the surrounding Epacha Park and the great on-site activities make a stay at Epacha Game Lodge an experience you will never forget.
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Written by Sven & Ellen