Little Ongava

Reviews of Little Ongava

Excellent(98%) From 9 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 9 of our travellers who have visited Little Ongava, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr D & Ms T - Ontario
Arrived on: 24-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Little Ongava review

enjoyed the peaceful luxury. Franco the guide was super.

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Mr & Mrs J - Munich
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Little Ongava Paradise

We did not want to leave! Absolutely fantastic and exceedingly friendly and accommodating staff.

We were originally booked into the Okaukuejo Camp, but due to a local hiccup our reservation was cancelled. Our Expert Africa rep (Gwynneth) managed to negotiate this upgrade for us to this fantastic place - thanks!

Amazing trips with very knowledgeable guides (esp. Franco). If you get the chance go on the White Rhino Tracking Walk.

A 5 star place indeed.

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Mr & Mrs M - Hereford
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Little Ongava review

Ongava was very dry and game was hard to come by. That said we saw several lions and had a fantastic hour in the hide by the water hole. We saw 6 Black Rhino including 2 mothers and calves very close by plus 3 lions just outside the hide door!

Etosha is a bit of a culture shock as we shared our game viewing with 2 large buses and some quite noisy self drivers. We only went into Etosha park once which we felt was enough for us.

Little Ongava is amazingly luxurious but rather characterless we felt. Again 2 nights is enough.

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SBD - Namibia in May
Arrived on: 10-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Ongava review

Spectacular location on top of the hill. Very good food. The managers Michael and George very friendly and communicative.

Our guide Willem excellent with a great sense of humour. very good game viewing, particularly for rhino and lion

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Mr & Mrs O - Lechdale
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Quite simply - magnificent !

The suite of rooms were the most spacious & luxurious we have stayed in, the setting was magnificent & in keeping with the spectacular surroundings, the activities were varied & interesting, led by knowledgeable & enthusiastic staff.

Good conversations with Michael who is clearly passionate about the environment & what he does. Caroline, very friendly & efficient at the lodge.

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Prof. & Mrs S from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Viewpoint over the waterhole

Franco is the best guide we have ever had in Africa; his breadth of knowledge is exceptional for a young man - he made our stay a pleasure. Michael was an extremely attentive host. His wine list is worth investigating. The portions at both lunch and dinner were enormous (that's Namibia, we were told).

We made two visits to the waterhole at Okaukuejo and were stunned by the number and variety of animals and birds - hundreds of zebra etc in the morning, and around 50 elephants later on.

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The C family - Sussex
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Ongava review

This was amazing. The rooms were beautiful, the food was excellent, and the staff incredibly helpful and welcoming.

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Mr G M - Madrid
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Ongava review

The rooms and facilities are probably the best, or very near, you can get in Namibia, or maybe in the world, but of course for a price. Rhinos are easy to see in their private reserve, which may be not the case if you go just to the National Park, due to the restrictions. We visited in the dry season, the rainy season may be not so good.

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Ms M & Mr C - London
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Little Ongava review

The lodge itself is excellent and our room was fabulously appointed with a great view over the valley. However if we were visiting again we would stay nearer/in Etosha - as it's quite a drive to get the The Pan from Little Ongava and in some respects we would have preferred to explore Etosha in our our vehicle at that provides more flexibility on what you want to visit and the time you spend there.

The game drive on Ongava's private reserve was not at all interesting on the day we went.

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