Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge: Information from the owner

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Type Safari Lodge
No. of rooms 14
Last updated 11-Aug-2017

Main description of Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge is one of Namibia’s premier lodges on one of the country’s most important private game reserves.

The well-established Ongava Lodge is situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Placed as it is close to the top of a hill in the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana range, the vantage point is beautiful and overlooks a well-frequented waterhole and the plains beyond.

Ongava Lodge offers luxury accommodation in 14 rock-and-thatch en-suite chalets. There are impressive views over the camp’s waterhole from the main lounge and dining areas and there is also an inviting pool to cool off in the heat of the day. Meals are either served in the main dining area under thatch or on the dining deck under the stars.

Activities include game drives into Etosha, spending time in the camp hide, and nature drives and walks on the reserve. Ongava has resident white and black rhino, giving guests staying at Ongava the opportunity to see both species.

Unique Selling Points

· Set on a hill with a beautiful vantage point overlooking miles of African scenery, 30 000-hectare private reserve with convenient access into Etosha National Park

· Well-placed hide to look onto the productive waterhole near camp

· Monitoring the black-faced impala, and reserve has high densities of big game including lion, white and black rhino and plains game

Ongava Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities Secure Parking
Room facilities En-Suite, Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, Fan, Hair Dryer, Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Rhino Tracking, Walks (Guided), Game Viewing Hide

Room types at Ongava Lodge

Family Tent

Family Tent

There is one family room which has an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet. Shower and double hand basin. Each unit consists of 2 bedrooms, each with two three quarter beds, and their own bathroom and entrance, joined by a boardwalk.

Standard Tent(s)

Standard Tent(s)

There are thirteen standard tents which are made up of 11 twin bedded tents and two twin bedded tents. There are two twin bedded guide/pilot tents which are smaller than the standard units.

Activities at Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge - Camp Hide

Ongava Lodge - Camp Hide

The hide is a fantastic place to while the hours away up close and personal with wildlife slaking its thirst at the camp waterhole. This arid environment where little water occurs makes this a popular drinking spot for game.

Ongava Lodge - Excursions into Etosha National Park

Ongava Lodge - Excursions into Etosha National Park

Full- or half-day guided morning and afternoon game drives in Etosha, Namibia’s prime savannah wilderness area (with a packed lunch on full day) tale place; see the massive saltpan as well as the perennial springs that provide the water required by the Park’s high-density big game population, including its elephant population.

Ongava Lodge - Game drives on Ongava Game Reserve

Ongava Lodge - Game drives on Ongava Game Reserve

Guided morning and afternoon/evening game drives take place on the private Ongava Game Reserve. The reserve is famed for its population of rhino as well as lion and other game such as antelope, including endemic black-faced impala.

Ongava Lodge - Guided Nature Walks

Ongava Lodge - Guided Nature Walks

Offered seasonally and subject to an available walking guide, nature walks through the area take in the abundant array of life, small and large.

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