Ongava Tented Camp

Reviews of Ongava Tented Camp

Excellent(92%) From 122 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 122 of our travellers who have visited Ongava Tented Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms M from London
Arrived on: 12-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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spectacular water hole

The room was large with a desk and armchair and great bed.
Kettle and water provided.
Plenty of wild life, on arrival while at lunch a Giraffe came to the waterhole 20 metres away.
Comfortable relaxing area.
Disharmony and unhappiness among the staff.
Our guide was good and we saw much wildlife.
We really loved Namibia.

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Mrs & Mr J - Birmingham
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful all round

A very close second to our favourite in Namibia. The accommodation was good with indoor and outdoor showers, plenty of space inside and out but the communal areas were so good that we spent most of our time, when not on game drives, there. There were plenty of comfortable chairs under cover and outside facing the waterhole, which was regularly visited by a variety of animals. The small pool was also very welcome.

All the staff were friendly and helpful and there were nice extra touches, such as cold towels when returning from game drives, but hot towels after we were caught in the rain. The Kaluha afterwards was good too.

Game viewing was also excellent, especially the number of rhinos we saw. Good to see they have an anti poaching squad.

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Mr A. from Horsham
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ongava

Ideal location for Etosha although the game drive was better at Ongava than in Etosha.

We saw lions being chased by black rhino then saw a white rhino. The water hole was interesting and well positioned to be able to watch what was happening there while we were eating.

Good accommodation.

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Paul & Nicky from Keswick
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp review

An absolute pleasure to stay here. You need to book well in advance; we could only get in for one night despite booking many months in advance.

An exciting, open camp, not for the faint hearted. We had lions very close to the tent and enjoyed having dinner watching two white rhinos at the camp waterhole. Excellent staff, outstanding tents with first class facilities and very good food. Out guide, Bono, was an absolute professional and of the highest calibre. We very much enjoyed the game drive on the Ongava Reserve which is so much more peaceful than Etosha.

We were taken on a game drive into Etosha, which although flush with game, it is also full to capacity with vehicles, large tour groups that are often noisy and we were disappointed with the atmosphere in Etosha. However, that is a personal view and it really reflects our desire for tranquility.

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Dr and Dr A - Cleveland, UK
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A terrific experience

We had a great three nights at Ongava. Situated just outside the Anderson gate, within its own reserve, we were treated to game drives both within Etosha (mornings) and on their own ground (afternoons).

We saw a huge number of animals - the radio contact between drivers within Etosha meant that we saw more than we would have on our own, including a fascinating encounter between lioness and jackels over a zebra carcass.

The camp is very comfortable, with the communal area looking out over a waterhole - we saw a beautiful giraffe drinking here at sunset. Food is excellent too.

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Mr P & Mrs E - Pelican Point Lodge
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp review

Very good, the only drawback is distance from the gate if you are visiting Etosha from here.

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The Leemings - Kent
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Well up to expectations

We had looked forward to returning here after many years & were not disappointed. Our guide ,Michael, was enthusiastic & clearly wanted to share his knowledge with us.

He responded well to our desire to do some walking in the reserve & we managed to successfully track & closely approach a rhino & her baby.

Our visit to Etosha with him was a great success in that we saw a pair of mating lions with the brother of the male running an interference then being severely reprimanded by his elder brother.

The tents have been upgraded since our last visit & are now quite luxurious. Similarly,Netherlands central area is now very comfortable but retains a good view of the busy waterhole. Lions still visit the camp which make for a little excitement, particularly when you come across one in the car park!

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Ms F. from Southampton
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ongava Tented Camp review

This was great accommodation and the guide was excellent.

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Mr & Mrs J. from London
Arrived on: 12-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Exciting Lion camp

Great game drives, with an excellent local guide.

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raedrian
Arrived on: 15-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Pleasant stay at Ongava Tented Camp

This resort had a unique character as the cabins and main buildings were very airy and the dining sitting area had a close view of a watering hole. This made for interesting game viewing from an easy chair with camera and beverage in hand. The game safaris in their own reserves surprised us with close sightings of Rhinos (rare blacks) and giraffes.

The safaris into Etosha were more challenging as there had been a lot of rain so the game was not as plentiful at the usual waterholes. Nevertheless, we saw about a dozen lions spread out over 3 locations along with other game.

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