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, no one from Expert Africa has visited Onduli Ridge yet, but we are planning to do so as soon as possible. However, the experienced team behind this new camp runs several other camps in Namibia including Camp Sossus and Huab under Canvas, as well as running excellent privately guided safaris, so we are expecting great things when we do get to stay.
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, they use local produce for guest's meals.
Activities at Onduli Ridge focuses on tracking black rhino 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.
We pride ourselves in 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. While we haven't yet had a chance to visit Onduli Ridge, we expect it to be a very exclusive and authentic option for your safari holiday. It should be an ideal base for black rhino or elephant tracking. Once one of our team has visited, we'll post more details here.
Country manager: Namibia
- Damaraland, Namibia
- Ideal length of stay
- 2-3 nights
- 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
- Attitude towards children
- Children are welcome
- Water supply
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
Guided walking safari
Sleeping under the stars
- Disabled access
- On Request
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