Ongava Tented Camp

Reviews of Ongava Tented Camp

Excellent(93%) From 73 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 73 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 C - Buckinghamshire
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp review

Not quite up to the standards of the other two camps and by the standards of Wilderness. Comfortable enough but food was decidedly average.

Etosha itself more like a ZA park with lots of paved roads and private vehicles. Wildlife impressive and the guides worked very hard to find what clients wanted to see. Again guides knowledgeable but not quite as deeply impressive as Botswana and Zambia - or perhaps just more reticent? Good in any event.

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Mr M & Mrs K - Hampshire
Arrived on: 2-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp review

Probably the best place we stayed on our holiday. Comfortable and very professionally run.

The lions at the waterhole on our last morning were a bonus!

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Mrs and Mr C - Toronto
Arrived on: 15-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp review

This camp was remote - a long drive in from the road - but well worth the drive. It was beautifully situated on its own reserve just outside Etosha. The tent was great - attractive, well-secured which felt necessary, and comfortable, with views over the watering hole.

On our first full day the lions moved into camp as their hunting ground and we became very aware of safety -escorted from our room both day and night to the dining area ,viewing patio and cars. Animals flocked to the hole until the lions appeared. 3 females and a large male drank 40 feet from us, and stalked their prey, day and night around us - they were stunning and very loud at night, right around our tents. I met a 7 ft male kudu on the path outside our tent, accompanied by two females, startled off by the lions.

The staff were very good, the meals delicious and guides excellant. we visited Etosha with our guide,as well as Ongava reserve, seeing rhinos, 2 types of zebra and all the regulars: springbok, warthogs, wildebeest, giraffes, etc etc! A great camp but not for the faint of heart.

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Mr & Mrs F - Kent
Arrived on: 30-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great time at Ongava Tented Camp

We didn't want to leave Ongava tented Camp, we had a wonderful time there.

Everything about the camp was excellent, The rooms were very comfortable and clean, the food was delicious ( I'm sure my waist expanded whilst there) and the game drives were exciting, we were very sad to leave.

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Ms T & Mr B - France
Arrived on: 16-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Average
Average

Ongava Tented Camp review

The camp was not what we expected and not to our taste. That said, the staff were very helpful and accommodating. Please see previous emails for more detail.

Mushara Lodge, on the other hand, was super.

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Mr G & Ms T - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp review

Guide was very lazy, irritating and frankly poor!!

Food ok?

No soul or feeling of management.

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Ms A - Cambridgeshire
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Amazing, Incredible

I had 4 fantastic nights at the camp, spending time in both Ongava Reserve and Etosha National Park. As I stayed several nights, I was able to spend a full day in Etosha, as well as a half-day. Each area produced quite different expereinces, but I enjoyed both areas equally. Gerda and her husband Paul were great hosts and really contributed to making it a most enjoyable stay.

The waterhole at camp is a definite bonus, attracting lots of visitors, including white rhino. And we frequently observed lions around camp at night.

Ongava is definitely the place to see lions. During our game drives we had several close up sightlngs; the lions were extremely intrigued by our vehicle and wandered right up to the vehicle for a closer inspection!

My guide Leon, was excellent. He was extremely patient, frequently stopping to observe even the commonest of animals, and he patiently waited as I photographed every antelope from every angle! We also stopped to observe the birds, and the small creatures were not overlooked - I was delighted to find a chameleon.

The absolute highlight was seeing black rhino mating in daylight in Etosha. We had just arrived at Ombika waterhole just inside the entrance gate, and looked on as a black rhino wandered off into the distance. The other vehicles started to leave and I thought that was all I would see of the rhino. But how wrong was I. Two more rhinos quickly came into view and what a show we had! It was incredible, we were so unbelievably lucky.

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Mr D & Mrs Martina - Switzerland
Arrived on: 20-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp review

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Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 13-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp review

A fabulous tent with a view of the busy waterhole, frequented not only by game but also by lion. Our guide, Festus, was great, he found us rhino plus baby and a cheetah with a recent kill. Welcoming staff who joined us for meals and group drinks around a fire. Nothing was too much trouble - I want to live here (Mike).

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Mr and Mrs H -Belgium
Arrived on: 6-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ongava

We had a good time here. Staff were very friendly and the room was big and well appointed. We had a great time on our drives around the area. We saw a lionness and her four cubs (very cute) and we even had the opportunity to approach a couple of rhino on foot!

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