Andersson's at Ongava

Reviews of Andersson's at Ongava

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Below are independent comments from 5 of our travellers who have visited Andersson's at Ongava, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr K. from Egham
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A stylish home in the bush

Beautiful rooms that look out onto a small waterhole. Very decent service and quality food.

Wildlife viewing is a bit challenging because the Ongava reserve is mainly thick scrub. That said, the wildlife that we did see offered close views, and we drank , .

We very much liked the stay here and - again - felt it was too short.

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Richard from Truro
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Andersson's at Ongava review

The camp is very special and to a high standard as it was only recently upgraded, facilities were amazing - an infinity pool, an open bar/eating area and a hide all with a view of a very special waterhole (attended by lions, rhinos and various game).

What lets it down is the quality of the guiding and the paucity of game in the Ongava park - we saw much more by self-guiding into Etosha.

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Mr & Mrs D from Sussex
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful experience at Andersson's

Andersson's at Ongava was new and impressively hi-tech. The suites were really spacious with wifi everywhere, air conditioning, TV with web cam feed from the nearby waterhole, and an actual phone to ring between rooms and make emergency calls (although there was the usual fog horn too!)

The eight double rooms were fully booked out so the communal areas were busy-ish. We'd been allocated the 'Family Suite' but the two rooms weren't actually linked, fine for us but not really suitable for a family with young children. By contrast, at Mountain Lodge, there actually was an adjoining door between our two suites, which could have been unlocked for direct night-time access.

The facilities were excellent, with interesting displays at the research centre, an underground hide, and a swimming pool overlooking the waterhole. We only saw animals at the waterhole after dark (when floodlit) but sightings during dinner included a rhino chasing off two young male lions!

The wonderful Tuly was our guide during our 2-day stay and we can't say enough good things about him. He was so friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, he really made our trip. Effectively we had private tours again, since it was just the four of us in the jeep with him. The afternoon drive around Ongava's private reserve began with finding a pair of lions under a tree and concluded with a Sundowner just yards away from a white rhino and baby munching on a pile of grass.

The following day we went into Etosha National Park, a quite different experience with proper roads (and toilets) and masses of other vehicles. So not quite 'Out of Africa' but the sightings were many and fabulous, particularly at the waterholes, one with masses of elephants and babies, the other with an array of animals worthy of Noah's Ark. Unmissable.

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Ludocie from Sheen
Arrived on: 24-May-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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6 Star.

Faultlessly luxurious and superbly laid out.

Ridiculously lovely and feels really intimate... there's a tunnel to the hide, right by the rhino at the waterhole!

Great people running it, staffing it, guiding etc etc.

If you're taking the rough with the smooth, it doesn't get any silkier than this place.

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Mr J. from Ireland
Arrived on: 15-Apr-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Andersson's at Ongava review

We stayed the first night it opened after renovations. It is a top class lodge with beautiful chalets and wonderful friendly staff.

Etienne, the manager, was a pleasure to deal with and most welcoming. The pool is spectacular. The food was very good, although they need to improve their offering for kids.

The reserve safari trip was a lovely treat. We didn't go on the Etosha morning safari as that seems very expensive. The family chalet may not be suitable for very young children as they are not adjoining rooms. Our kids ended up staying with us in our chalet which was large enough to accommodate a family of four in any event! Really top class accommodation.

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