Inspiring, soulful, essential.
This is the magic of the African bush.
THIS IS ONGAVA
Named for the original Herero word for rhinoceros, Ongava shares a common boundary with the renowned Etosha National Park and is considered among the finest private game reserves in the region, enjoying global recognition for exceptional conservation, ground-breaking research and spectacular safari adventures.
Each lodge has its own unique genre, underpinned by a theme of luxurious seclusion and a profound connection to nature.
Experience Ongava – eco-tourism for the next generation.
Ongava Lodge is one of Namibia’s premier lodges on one of the country’s most important private game reserves.
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. All rooms are en-suite with double basins, plus indoor and outdoor showers.
Designed for privacy, luxury and an intimacy with the land, Little Ongava is set on a high hill with pristine views across the plains.
The Luxury Suites
This intimate camp has only three spacious suites each with its own plunge pool, en-suite bathroom, “sala”, and outdoor shower. The lounge and dining areas have wonderful views of a productive waterhole below the camp, the open deck allowing for relaxed, stylish dining under the African sky.
Ongava Tented Camp
Immersed in the African Mopani bush, Ongava Tented Camp is a natural extension of this wild, wonderful landscape.
The Tented Camp
Classic Meru-style tents with double doors, covered veranda, a safe, fans, mosquito net, tea/coffee and 220V power. Stone/thatched dining area, bar & deck with camp fire and waterhole views, curio shop, swimming pool, wifi service in lapa, a dedicated guide and shared game drive vehicle.
Anderssons at Ongava
Anderssons at Ongava, named for Charles Andersson, the Swedish explorer who first described the Etosha Pan, takes the past and moves it decidedly forward.
Ensuring a light footprint and an exceptional experience, Anderssons at Ongava will have seven contemporary designed luxury guest suites and one family suite, accommodating a maximum of 18 Guests. En-suite facilities with separate toilet, indoor shower and outdoor shower, double vanity basin. Enjoy our lounge area with 24-hour live views of the waterhole.
Private viewing deck with 180 degree panorama, climate control, mosquito net, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer, electronic safe and 220V power. Undercover and open-air dining area, a spacious lounge with waterhole to views of the surrounding nature, curio shop, library, infinity edge pool, water level photographic hide, wi-fi service in the lounge, and a dedicated guide and shared game drive vehicle.
While your visit helps protect some of the most endangered wildlife in Africa, we thrive off welcoming guests with genuine smiles and a fun sense of adventure.
What to do at Ongava
Ongava Research Centre (ORC) Visitor Centre
Ongava is committed to ‘Nature First’, striving to restore biodiversity, provide a safe haven for rare and endangered species and, through understanding, protect natural resources for the future of the planet. www.orc.eco
An AMAZING place!
We were lucky enough to stay 2 nights at the Lodge and were so happy! The staff was friendly and so helpful! The food was delicious! Our cabin was so comfortable and spacious. We loved being able to watch the animals at the watering hole and our game drives on the Ongava reserve were beyond our expectation! We saw so many animals! We highly recommend Ongava Lodge!
Alison, Guest at Ongava Lodge
We spend three day’s at Little Ongava lodge. The lodge itself is very tasteful and luxuriously decorated. The service, food and staff is outstanding. Our guide, Teacher was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to spend three day’s with him. We have seen a lot and have been totally spoiled!
Rutger, Guest Little Ongava
Fantastic experience. This has to be the best staff of any hotel on the planet. The people were just wonderful the view from the deck was amazing and you can get really close to the animals in the hide we liked the rooms everything about the drives plus the location and food.
Freddy, Guest at Ongava Lodge
One of the best experiences EVER!
This was our last stop on a 2 week self-drive tour of Namibia, and the absolute highlight of the trip! This lodge is stunning. It is set above a waterhole, and we watched rhinos (with babies) during dinner, elephants at lunch, and such a variety of animals come and go from our room. The view absolutely defies description. The staff is absolutely incredible, and the service outstanding.
Sarah, Guest at Ongava Lodge
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