Ongava Lodge offers luxury accommodation in 14 en-suite chalets made of rock and thatch. There are impressive views from the main lounge, pub and dining areas, as they are situated close to the top of a hill, part of the foothills of the unpronounceable Ondundozonanandana Range. 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 with a view over the camp’s waterhole, or on the dining deck under the stars. Ongava Lodge was listed on the Condé Naste Traveller’s Gold Reserve List for 2005.
14 large rock and thatched chalets consisting of:
- 11 twins (2 extra beds available for children/triples)
- 2 doubles
- 1 family
- 2 guide rooms (4 guide beds – not the same standard as guest rooms)
This camp can accommodate 30 guests plus tour leaders. It can also be combined with Little Ongava (premier style) and/or Ongava Tented Camp (vintage style) to increase capacity for a group.
- En-suite bathrooms with shower, double basin and outside shower (except for the family unit)with a view.
- Overhead fans
- Tea / coffee making facilities
- Private wooden viewing deck overlooking the reserve.
- Hairdryers provided in rooms
- 220v Electricity in the rooms
- Soaps, shampoos and hand lotion are supplied in each room.
- Twin 3/4 size beds
Situated close to the top of a hill with wonderful views across the plains, Split-level thatched roof covering the lounge, dining room and bar, View over waterhole, Swimming pool, Curio shop. Reception, Steps at the Lodge, so not wheelchair friendly.
Attractions & Activities:
Activities include game drives in open 4×4 vehicles into the Okaukuejo area of Etosha where lion, elephant (seasonal), Gemsbok, Springbok, Black Rhino, greater Kudu and Red Hartebeest can be seen at numerous waterholes and fringing habitats. Apex predators like Leopard, Cheetah and Spotted Hyena also occur in this area. In addition, hides and walks with guides are enjoyed on the private reserve. Ongava has resident white and black Rhino – one of the few private reserves in southern Africa – allowing guests staying at Ongava the unique opportunity to see both of these charismatic species. For those who enjoy close wildlife encounters, tracking white Rhino on foot with a guide is a highlight not to be missed.
Game drives in Etosha and Ongava Reserve in 5 x Land Rovers, Walks with armed guide (White Rhino can be tracked on foot), Full day excursions into Etosha National Park (subject to availability of vehicles), Private vehicles can be booked at an extra cost, subject to availability), Photography at the Hide.
- Situated along the southern boundary of the Etosha National Park, close to the Anderson Gate in Northern Namibia
- South of Okaukuej
- In its own private game reserve 30,000 hectares in size
Ongava Airstrip Co-ordinates: S 19.19.7, E 015.54.9
|Fully Inclusive Rates|
|1 NOV 2011 – 19 DEC 2011||R3770 pppn|
|15 JUN 2011 – 31 OCT 2011||R5290 pppn|
|20 DEC 2011 – 6 JAN 2012||R4270 pppn|
*Rates includes accommodation (sharing), all meals, scheduled lodge activities, park fees and all local drinks (premium exports and bottled wine are extra).
|Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Rates|
|1 NOV 2011 – 19 DEC 2011||R1855 pppn|
|15JUN 2011 – 31 OCT 2011||R1855 pppn|
|20 DEC 2011 – 6 JAN 2012||R2100 pppn|
*All rates are subject to change