Ongava Lodge

Reviews of Ongava Lodge

Good(88%) From 68 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 68 of our travellers who have visited Ongava Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr J & Mrs E - Namibia in November
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A very comfortable lodge with great views

We really enjoyed our stay at Ongava, which was very comfortable - until we found a scorpion in our room! However, one of the managers Will dealt with the situation very quickly and immediately put us at ease.

The rooms are very tastefully decorated and ours had an excellent view over the watering hole. The food was very good and the service excellent. Our guide, Teacher, was very knowledgeable and helpful and managed to locate lions and lionesses - in both the private Reserve and Etosha itself.

We would definitely stay at this lodge again.

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Mr & Mrs H Ulverston
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ongava Lodge - what a gem

We enjoyed our 3 night stop here. It gave us a chance to slow down and recharge batteries. It was a good place to do this. The Lodge was excellent in all respects. The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming across the board.

We spent a morning in an empty lodge watching an endless procession of animals coming to the waterhole. We were lucky to see a mother and baby white rhino close up on our sundowner drive. Black rhinos came to the floodlit waterhole every evening. The whole stay was fantastic.

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Ms & Miss S - Vancouver
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Stunning

Very exciting game drive with guide Epi. Very good at finding animals.

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Mr & Mrs W - Alabama
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ongava Lodge review

Very nice place to stay. Staff was very friendly. Rooms were nice. Animal viewing from the deck overlooking the waterholes was great.

We highly recommend Ongava Lodge.

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Mr. & Mrs. CW - Channel Islands
Arrived on: 23-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ongava Lodge review

Ongava Lodge is a most comfortable retreat in its own private game reserve. Having spent a few hours driving in Etosha where we saw more tourists than animals, we decided to stay put in camp for the duration of our stay.

The water hole in front of the main lodge attracted a fairly regular flow of thristy animals, including zebra, waterbuck, black-faced impala, warthog, giraffe, wilderbeest, lion and rhino, as well as a martial eagle!

The staff were all friendly and eager to point out any visitors to the waterhole, in case we had missed these ourselves. Salomon, our guide was most personable and kind. The service is outstanding and the rooms tastefully and comfortably furnished. The food was delicious and varied and the menu choice excellent.


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Dr & Mr B - Cardiff
Arrived on: 30-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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comfortable & friendly stay in the bush

Very warm welcome,pleasant staff, eager to please--overall a very pleasant stay. Accommodation very comfortable and clean--stunning views of Etosha and its animals. Good quality food & willingness to prepare special meal if menu did not suit.

Trips very well organised

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Mr F & Ms G - Surrey
Arrived on: 9-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Luxurious Ongava Lodge

Huge, comfortable central boma for meals and relaxation. Our lodge (number 2) had a private balcony, indoor and outdoor showers and a great view of the two waterholes. Excellent evening game drive in Ongava - six white rhinos, lions, wildebeest and much more. Etosha's Anderson Gate is right outside the Ongava reserve and self-drive is highly recommended. Watch out for the dassies, who think they own the swiming pool!

Downside: limited opportunity to walk around the lodge area on your own, especially not after dark as it's too dangerous. Same goes for Etosha - lots of signs tell you to stay in the car.

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Mr G and Miss R from Kent
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ongava Lodge, great location and safari

We had an excellent safari in Ongava's own park and very much enjoyed dinner overlooking Ongava's watering hole. There is an option to go to the hide by the watering hole to get a better view, we went after dinner when unfortunately the animals had left by the time we arrived, it might be worth going at 5/6pm before dinner.

Excellent dinner and the after dinner Amarula was a nice touch.

Ongava Lodge was a great place to stay for entering Etosha Park at sunrise the following morning.

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Mr J & Ms A - Norway, honeymoon
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ongava Lodge review

Very nice upscale Lodge. Very friendly staff, and great guides. Had very close up encounter with lions at sunset. Classic!

Also great restaurant overlooking small waterhole.

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Mr and Mrs B - Epsom
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ongava Lodge review

A great lodge. Very professional staff, who were very knowledgeable and communicated their commitment to rhinos. They were also very friendly.

A great evening drive to see rhinos and lion.

An outstanding experience.

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