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.
Why we like it here
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 of the black-faced impala, and the reserve has high densities of big game including lion, white and black rhino and plains game.
Ongava has resident white and black rhino.
A fantastic photographic hide allows for unforgettable photographs to be taken.
Things to be aware of
Private vehicles can be booked at an extra cost (subject to availability).
Guided nature walks are offered seasonally and are subject to an available walking guide.