Ongava Private Game Reserve

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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.

Ongava Private Game Reserve

Experience Ongava – eco-tourism for the next generation.

Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge is one of Namibia’s premier lodges on one of the country’s most important private game reserves.

The Lodge

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.

Amenities
Private viewing deck, air conditioning and overhead fans, mosquito nets, tea/coffee, hairdryers & 220V power. Thatched dining area and bar plus waterhole views, wi-fi service in the lounge, swimming pool, curio shop, a dedicated guide and shared game drive vehicle.
Location
Little Ongava

Little Ongava

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.

Amenities
Private plunge pool & sala, air conditioning, wi-fi service in rooms, sitting room & viewing deck, veranda, fireplace, bar-fridge, safe, tea/coffee, hairdryers & 220V power. Thatched/outdoor dining area with waterhole views, a dedicated guide and shared game drive vehicle.
Location
 Ongava Tented Camp

Ongava Tented Camp

Immersed in the African Mopani bush, Ongava Tented Camp is a natural extension of this wild, wonderful landscape.

The Tented Camp
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.
Amenities

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.

Location
Anderssons at Ongava

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.

The Lodge

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.

Amenities

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.

Location

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.

Ongava Private Game Reserve
Ongava Private Game Reserve
Ongava Private Game Reserve
Ongava Private Game Reserve
Ongava Private Game Reserve
Ongava Private Game Reserve
Ongava Private Game Reserve

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

Ongava Game Drives

Game Drives

Ongava On Foot
Ongava On Foot
Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park
Ongava Birdwatching

Bird watching

Ongava Waterhole Hide
Waterhole hide
Ongava Wellness Treatments
Wellness Treatments

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

Outstanding!

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

10 stars

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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