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Onduli Ridge
Onduli Ridge
Onduli Ridge
Onduli Ridge
Onduli Ridge
Onduli Ridge
Onduli Ridge
Onduli Ridge
Onduli Ridge

Onduli Ridge: Our full report

Onduli Ridge, formerly Camp Onduli, is an exclusive semi-permanent camp located on the Doro !Nawas Conservancy ...

... in southern Damaraland. The camp is tucked away at the foot a granite outcrop or kopje, with spectacular views of the Brandberg Mountain, Namibia’s tallest. The camp is conveniently located for access to many of the regions many attractions and offers activities from nature drives to track desert-adapted wildlife and trips to see the rock art at Twyfelfontein to guided nature walks.

Opened in December 2020, we first visited in May 2022, a full report is to follow. The experienced team behind this new camp own and manage several other camps in Namibia including Camp Sossus and Huab under Canvas, as well as running excellent privately guided safaris. With their wealth of experience, we were expecting great things and we were not dissapointed.

Nestled at the foot of a granite outcrop and overlooking the imposing Brandberg Mountain, the camp has six suites, each with king-size beds, which can be rolled out onto a private deck for a night under the stars. The en-suite bathroom is semi-open with a flushing toilet, washbasin, and a hot running shower. Additional blankets and hot water bottles are available on request for the cool winter nights (June-September).

The camp utilises solar power and low-impact building methods with the aim of reducing its environmental impact. Where possible, the camp's chefs use local produce for meals which were superb.

Activities at Onduli Ridge focuses on tracking black rhino (this needs pre-booking and is only available on three-night stays) and desert-adapted elephants. The camp employs 'Rhino Rangers' equipped them with mountain bikes to help protect the resident rhino and assist in tracking them for guests. Other activities on offer from the camp include nature drives, guided nature walks, trips to see local Bushman rock art, solar e-bike rides and sleeping out on star beds.


Our view

We pride ourselves on keeping up to date with as many as possible of Namibia's camps, old new and, in order to give you an impartial opinion based on personal experience. We stayed at Onduli Ridge recently, and have not yet had the chance to fully update these pages. However, we have no hesitation in recommending this excellent, luxurious new camp. It is an ideal base for exploring southern Damaraland, and black rhino or elephant tracking.

Tom Morris

Tom Morris

Country manager: Namibia

Geographics

Location
Damaraland, Namibia
Ideal length of stay
2-3 nights
Directions
Onduli can be accessed on both self-drive or fly-in itineraries.

Self-drivers drive themselves to the camp's airstrip, near Twyfelfontein, where they leave their vehicle and transferred the last 30 minutes into camp.
Accessible by
Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Full Board & Activities
Drinks included
Soft and house drinks are included.

Children

Attitude towards children
Children are welcome

Our travellers’ wildlife sightings from Onduli Ridge

Since mid-2018, many of our travellers who stayed at Onduli Ridge have kindly recorded their wildlife sightings and shared them with us. The results are below. Click an animal to see more, and here to see more on our methodology.

Elephant

100% success

Black Rhino

50% success

Giraffe

50% success

Oryx

50% success

Wildebeest

50% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Leopard

0% success

Lion

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Zebra

0% success

Communications

Water supply
Borehole

Health & safety

Medical care
The closest hospital is in Outjo, about a 2½hr drive from the lodge. In case of emergency, guests can be flown to Windhoek. For more minor treatment, the guides and managers are trained in first aid,
Dangerous animals
Moderate Risk
Fire safety

Activities

  • 4WD Safari

    4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

    Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

    Cultural excursion

  • Guided walking safari

    Guided walking safari

  • Mountain biking

    Mountain biking

  • Sleeping under the stars

    Sleeping under the stars

Extras

Disabled access
On Request

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