The Arcaro Rest Camp
Are your summer vacation plans bogging you down, keeping
you awake at night? Do you want to
go somewhere that has palm trees and sand, yet is not overrun by other tourists?
Did you just inherit two grand with the stipulation that it must be spent
on airfare to a little-known country in southern Africa?
Do you like cows? If you
answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, then Namibia is the place you
ought to go!
At the Arcaro Rest Camp (ARC), conveniently located
80km southeast of the bustling metropolis of Ondangwa and only 15km from the
gate to Etosha National Park, we provide guests with the classical experience of
cattle post Ovamboland. Come
experience the joys of waking up to bellowing livestock.
Spend your mornings watching the cattle walk one direction and your
evenings watching them walk the other. Other
pastimes include watching butterflies, sunsets, flowers, ants, birds, giant
beetles, frogs, and people.
The ARC provides accommodation free of charge to
visitors who speak English fluently and are willing to tell stories about
what’s happening out there. Bringing
burned CD’s and cherry pie filling will also win you the favor of the host and
hostess. For your convenience, the
ARC has several modern amenities such as electricity, flush toilets, hot
showers, a very slow lap-top computer, and Travel Scrabble. For your dining pleasure, we serve breakfast, lunch, and
dinner from an extensive menu of creative concoctions comprised of a few key
ingredients. For the
potato-pasta-rice-lover, there could be nothing better.
Meals are also free, but you have to help with the washing-up. Sleeping
accommodation is on a first-come, first-serve basis—eg, if you get here first,
you get a bed; if you get here second, you get a bed; if you get here third, you
get a sleeping bag on the floor where the freak spiders might crawl over you.
So you make your travel plans today!
click here to
view photos of the Arcaro Rest Camp interior