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.
Services / facilities
Credit card facilities
Ongava Tented Camp
along the southern boundary of
Etosha National Park
From Windhoek take the B1 to Otjiwarongo,
then the C38 via Outjo towards Okaukuejo. Turn left off the tarmac
road at the signpost to Ongava, directly opposite the Ombika Gate
entrance to Etosha.
The classic safari style camp is tucked
in a hidden valley at the foot of a dolomite hill in Ongava Game
Reserve bordering Etosha National Park.
Eight large comfortable Meru-style tents all have
en-suite facilities, open air showers and private verandas; the
family unit sleeps four. The main area, built of stone, canvas and
thatch, fronts onto a much-frequented waterhole; watching wildlife
coming to drink from here or from the swimming pool is a favourite
Ongava’s proximity to Etosha allows for game
drives in the Etosha National Park and on the Ongava Reserve itself.
Other possibilities include guided walks, birding and visiting hides.