Located on a private reserve of 66 000 hectares adjacent to Etosha National Park, Ongava Lodge offers quality accommodation and the possibility of night safaris and guided walks.
Ongava Lodge has 10 chalets which are attractively built out of brick and thatch close to the top of a hill. All your comforts are taken care of. Each chalet has an ensuite bathroom with flush toilet, bath, shower and double hand basins. There is airconditioning in the rooms and overhead fans. The rooms have glass fronted doors which lead out onto a private covered verandah overlooking the bush. The main lounge, bar and dining area is also under thatch with wonderful views across the plains and floodlit waterhole below. Outdoor dining under the stars, whilst viewing game drinking at the waterhole is something never to be forgotten. There is also a swimming pool and a large curio shop stocking a good selection of “African Gifts and branded safari clothing” As the lodge is built close to the top of a hill, there are several steps. If you can not climb steps, we suggest you book into Ongava Tented Camp.
Etosha is Namibia’s premier game viewing destination. It is one of Africa’s largest game parks being nearly the size of Switzerland. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season making for exciting game viewing.
Ongava Tented Camp is a small classic traditional tented camp. Guests sleep in “Meru” tents which are the classic East African style of tent. Each have double doors to allow for uninterrupted views of the bush and waterhole in front of camp and every tent has it’s own covered verandah. The tents have been tastefully furnished each with it’s own ensuite thatched bathroom with flush toilet and unique open air private shower. The bar and dining area is built out of rock and thatch and has an intimate feel. Drinks and dinner can be enjoyed around the open air fire place and swimming pool, both of which overlook a productive floodlit waterhole situated at eye level in front of the camp.
Mornings are normally spent within Etosha National Park, returning to Ongava in time for a lunch. After tea, guests head out onto the private reserve to enjoy more flora and fauna. The option of tracking white rhino on foot is available as is night drives. Additional activities at Ongava could also include full day excursions into Etosha National Park, taking along a picnic, subject to availability of vehicles and also a visit to one of the hides on the property. Private vehicles can be booked at an additional charge subject to availability either prior to departure or directly with Ongava’s camp