Ongava Lodge

Reviews of Ongava Lodge

Good(89%) From 82 travellers
Excellent
47
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 82 of our travellers who have visited Ongava Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms P - Clayton
Arrived on: 20-Dec-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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!

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Mr J & Mrs E - Namibia in November
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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.

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Mr and Mrs B from Horsham
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ongava Lodge review

Great location, facilities, activities and accommodation. Helpful and friendly staff.

Food was buffet style - sometimes this could be variable.

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Mr and Mrs H - Essex
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful view across the plains

Nice atmosphere in central area. Motivated guide. Easy mingling with other guests or privacy when wanted.

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Ms J and Ms C - North Yorkshire
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ongava Lodge review

good rondaval but quite a long from main lodge.

very select as we were upgraded and only eight rondavals

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Mr & Mrs H Ulverston
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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Ms & Miss S - Vancouver
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Stunning

Very exciting game drive with guide Epi. Very good at finding animals.

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Mr & Mrs W - Alabama
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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.

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Mr. & Mrs. CW - Channel Islands
Arrived on: 23-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ongava Lodge review

Ongava Lodge is a most comfortable retreat in its own private game reserve. Having spent a few hours driving in Etosha where we saw more tourists than animals, we decided to stay put in camp for the duration of our stay.

The water hole in front of the main lodge attracted a fairly regular flow of thristy animals, including zebra, waterbuck, black-faced impala, warthog, giraffe, wilderbeest, lion and rhino, as well as a martial eagle!

The staff were all friendly and eager to point out any visitors to the waterhole, in case we had missed these ourselves. Salomon, our guide was most personable and kind. The service is outstanding and the rooms tastefully and comfortably furnished. The food was delicious and varied and the menu choice excellent.


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Dr & Mr B - Cardiff
Arrived on: 30-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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comfortable & friendly stay in the bush

Very warm welcome,pleasant staff, eager to please--overall a very pleasant stay. Accommodation very comfortable and clean--stunning views of Etosha and its animals. Good quality food & willingness to prepare special meal if menu did not suit.

Trips very well organised

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