Reviews of Ongava Lodge
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Great safari lodge
Everything you want from a safari lodge - views, waterhole with game, we'll organisenised safari drives, easy access to Etosha.
Guide took us tracking white rhino on foot - an exhilarating experience. Experienced and efficient staff.
Significant downside at the time of our visit was construction of a new deck next to the main viewing deck/loung area, which created noise for guests and the game.
Ongava Lodge and Etosha
The location of Ongava Lodge just outside the Andersson Gate is ideal. The lodge is well appointed and the rooms are well designed and comfortable. The mosquito nets were very effective. The food was excellent - we all had kudu as the main dish.
It was great looking at the animals coming to the waterhole either from the dining area or from our bedroom. We saw giraffes, a rhino and a number of different types of antelope. One of our party woke at 6 and saw a lion.
The staff were very helpful and the manager and his wife an excellent source of knowledge.
We did not go on any activities because we wanted to drive around Etosha. This was a fantastic experience. Driving ourselves was easy and gave us the chance to see animals and birds in a more natural setting than a game reserve.
We loved Ongava Lodge
Ongava was one of our favorite lodges. We enjoyed eating our meals on the open deck overlooking a small waterhole. Even though we visited in December, there were always animals at the water hole. We saw rhinos, zebras, wildebeests, giraffes and several other animals. This was all before we entered Etosha.
The staff were very pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed all of the meals. We appreciated the cook made sure there were vegetarian options for our vegetarian family member.
We had a scare after dinner when a very large python blocked our path back to our rooms. The staff member leading us, simply took a different route, but we worried where the python would show up again. This is when we realized we were surrounded by wild animals, and they were not all at the waterhole!
A very comfortable lodge with great views
We really enjoyed our stay at Ongava, which was very comfortable - until we found a scorpion in our room! However, one of the managers Will dealt with the situation very quickly and immediately put us at ease.
The rooms are very tastefully decorated and ours had an excellent view over the watering hole. The food was very good and the service excellent. Our guide, Teacher, was very knowledgeable and helpful and managed to locate lions and lionesses - in both the private Reserve and Etosha itself.
We would definitely stay at this lodge again.
Ongava Lodge review
Great location, facilities, activities and accommodation. Helpful and friendly staff.
Food was buffet style - sometimes this could be variable.
Wonderful view across the plains
Nice atmosphere in central area. Motivated guide. Easy mingling with other guests or privacy when wanted.Read more about the whole safari
Ongava Lodge review
good rondaval but quite a long from main lodge.
very select as we were upgraded and only eight rondavals
Ongava Lodge - what a gem
We enjoyed our 3 night stop here. It gave us a chance to slow down and recharge batteries. It was a good place to do this. The Lodge was excellent in all respects. The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming across the board.
We spent a morning in an empty lodge watching an endless procession of animals coming to the waterhole. We were lucky to see a mother and baby white rhino close up on our sundowner drive. Black rhinos came to the floodlit waterhole every evening. The whole stay was fantastic.
Very exciting game drive with guide Epi. Very good at finding animals.Read more about the whole safari
Ongava Lodge review
Very nice place to stay. Staff was very friendly. Rooms were nice. Animal viewing from the deck overlooking the waterholes was great.
We highly recommend Ongava Lodge.