Ongava Game Lodge and the Tented Camp are situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve. Ongava is the ideal place from which to base your activities when visiting Etosha.
Accommodation comprises the Lodge with 10 air-conditioned brick, rock and thatch chalets, each with en-suite facilities. Ongava Tented Camp is built in a different sector of the reserve to Ongava Lodge and comprises 7 large comfortable walk-in tents each with en-suite facilities, including flush toilet and a hot shower.
Activities include game drives in open 4x4 vehicles into the Okaukuejo area of Etosha where Lion, Elephant, Cheetah, Gemsbok, Springbok, and Hartebeest can be seen at many of the water holes in the park.
In addition, night drives, hides and walks with armed guides are enjoyed on the private reserve. Ongava has resident White and Black Rhino, giving guests staying at Ongava the opportunity to see both species.
Etosha is Namibia`s premier game viewing destination and one of Africa`s largest game parks. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season making for exciting game viewing.
Species that can be seen year round include Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeast, Springbok, Oryx, Kudu and the Diminuative Damara Dik-Dik.
Birdlife is also good with Ostrich and raptors in abundance.
A highlight at Ongava is that it is one of the few private game reserves in Southern Africa where you have a chance of seeing both Black and White Rhino. For those who enjoy close wildlife encounters, tracking White Rhino on foot with an armed guide is a highlight not to be missed.
Ongava Game reserve also has a good population of Lion, Eland, Mountain Zebra, Black Faced Impala and a number of other anteloppe species.
There are 10 large rock and thatched chalets consisting of eight twins and two doubles, and two guide rooms sharing bathroom facilities
- En-suite bathrooms with shower, double basins and bath with a view
- Air-conditioning and overhead fan
- Tea / coffee making facilities
- Private wooden viewing deck overlooking the reserve
- 220v electricity in the rooms
- Soaps, shampoos and insect repellents are supplied in each room
- Large square mosquito nets
- Hairdryer provided
Meals are either served in the main dining area under thatch with a view over the camp`s water hole - or on the dining deck under the stars.
The Lodge is situated close to the top of a hill with wonderful views across the plains and waterhole with a split-level lounge, dining room and bar, swimming pool, curio shop supplying a wide selection of "African gifts" and branded safari clothing, reference library and a spotting scope for viewing game.
Ongava Tented Camp
There are six twin-bedded tents, and one tent that can accommodate four guests or used as a guides tent.
- Luxury tents with double doors in the front allowing for views to the bush and waterhole.
- Overhead fans in all tents
- Every guest tent has an en-suite thatched bathroom with open air shower.
- All tents have covered verandas.
- Soaps, shampoos and insect repellents are supplied in each room.
The bush around the camp gives it an intimate atmosphere and it has a stone and thatched communal area consisting of bar and dining room, swimming pool, eye-level view of a highly productive waterhole, curio shop and a reference library.
Affordable accommodation at Etosha 1km from the Andersson gate near Okaukuejo. 40 well appointed self-catering chalets with twin beds, sleeper couch & en-suite bathroom with open air shower.