Ongava Tented Camp

Reviews of Ongava Tented Camp

Excellent(92%) From 70 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 70 of our travellers who have visited Ongava Tented Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs R from Corby
Arrived on: 6-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp review

Afternoon times not precise. Not too much liason between staff

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Ms V from London
Arrived on: 21-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp Excellent

Outstanding in every way and in fact Wilderness were super helpful when Liz missed her connection, lost her bag etc. Particularly Costa at the desk in Windhoek airport who was a legend.

This is an extraordinary and amazingly special place. Emsie was our wonderful hostess and Rio was an excellent guide

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Mr A & Ms J - Hampshire
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very enjoyable stay.

Very welcoming staff. Good safari drives.

Surprise, post evening drive, dinner for all guests under the stars was a holiday highlight.

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Mr G & Mrs F - North Vancouver
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp review

We stayed at a few camps run by Wilderness Safaris, including this one. They were consistently well run, with good staff, facilities and services. We went on 3 game drives from Ongava Tented Camp and were thrilled to see lots of lions, elephants, all kinds of antelope, giraffes, zebras, and a few white rhinos.

We drove through Etosha on our way from Ongava to Onguma Camp. We really enjoyed our day and saw an amazing number of elephants. It you like watching animals close up, the waterholes in Etosha are wonderful. But we appreciated staying at lodges outside the park so we could go on evening drives.

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Family O - Salt Lake City
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp review

Very much of a safari experience down to the armed escort taking us from our tent to dinner after sundown.

Personal, friendly and attentive staff across the board. Great viewing of rhinos and lions in this reserve including nightly visits by the rhinos to the waterhole.

Safari guides will take you to Etosha but it makes for a significantly longer drive. Excellent food and lively meals. Luxury tents.

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Mr & Mrs O - Salt Lake City
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp review

The Ongava Tented Camp was very enjoyable because the water hole is so close to the coffee shop and lobby of the camp that it was so wonderful to watch the many animals drink and have a taste of the blocks of salt.

The Camp was specially enjoyable because the husband and wife managers, were so fun to talk with. The people involved in running the Camp were very helpful and cheerful.

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Miss WM & Mr DS - Dublin
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp review

Ongava Tented Camp was fabulous.

The staff have a way of making you feel like you're the only guests there. Activities were excellent and it afforded us our best wildlife spotting, rhinos and lions, of the holiday.

Exhilarating to hear lions roaring next to your tent!

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The M family - Hampshire
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ongava great lions and rhino

We arrived at the reserve gate to be asked what sundowner drinks we wanted on the evening game drive: a good start! We could not get to the camp because the road was blocked by a pride of lions lazing on the sand; eventually rescued by a safari jeep. 30 minutes later we were seeing our first rhino! We saw 10 white rhino in all, all close up and including 4 when we went on a early morning walk.

Expert guides Leon and Festus. Nothing seemed to much for them or camp manager Elizabeth. They also had Wilderness Safari staff inspecting while we were there, also very friendly.

Fantastic location overlooking well frequented waterhole, although with lions close to camp we had to be escorted at pre-arrranged times after dark and once in your tent you did not open the door.

Comfortable accommodation but our donkey boiler had sprung a leak so our room had no hot water for the 2 days which they did not seem to have noticed. It would be good if they could use solar power rather than burning wood. A very sociable camp where we all ate together at large table overlooking waterhole. The animals made this another highlight.

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Ms B & Ms M - Washington DC
Arrived on: 1-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp Review

We had an incredible experience at Ongava Tented Camp.

Accomodations were well-appointed tents--simple safair luxury right in the bush. And the service here was unsurpassed. We dined each night with the charismatic manager Festus and spent our days with our knowledgable and attentive guide Bono. One night we even had the entire camp to ourselves--a rare treat!

If you want to be close to game, stay at Ongava! The first animal we saw was an alpha male lion no more than 10 feet from our vehicle. And we went on to see more than 20 lions at close range, white rhinos, and a plethora of other animals.

Travelers should beware that the tented camp is not fenced. You are escorted to your tent each night by a guide with a rifle, and two of our three nights we were awoken by lions roaring right outside of our tent! That said, we never felt unsafe. To the contrary, we knew we were in expert hands and our experience was all the more memorable for being that close to the animals.

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Ms E - Sweden
Arrived on: 27-May-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp review

Compared to the previous camps this felt a little different. I can't really put my finger on what it was - the atmosphere between management and staff was not as "close" as in the other camps.

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