Ongava Game Lodge is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve. Ongava is a classic safari camp and the ideal place to be based for experiencing the excellent wildlife at Etosha.
Ongava Lodge has a great waterhole in front of camp that attracts an array of wildlife particularly in the dry season. This activity alone is worth the stay!
Accommodation comprises 13 air-conditioned brick, rock and thatch chalets and 1 family chalet, each with en-suite facilities. Mosquito nets are fitted to the windows and each room features a tea/coffee station and a safe. The rooms have glass-fronted doors which lead out onto a private, covered veranda, overlooking the plains.
The main lounge, pub and dining area is close to the top of the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana Range. Meals are either served in the main dining area under thatch with a view over the camp's water hole - or on the dining deck under the stars.
Guests can track Rhino on foot, which is an activity not to be missed. Alternatively guests can go on day and night game drives to view the reserves healthy population of Lion, Springbok, Gemsbok and Hartebeest and other plains game. Leopard is also seen in this area. Birdlife is superb with Ostrich, Pygmy Falcon and raptors in abundance as well as a number of Namibia’s specials. Ongava has resident White and Black Rhino, giving guests staying at Ongava the unique opportunity to see both species. Etosha offers spectacular game viewing in the dry months, with large concentrations of Elephant, Zebra, Wildebeest, Oryx and Springbok.
Activities include game drives in open 4x4 vehicles into the Okaukuejo area of Etosha where Lion, Elephant, Cheetah, Gemsbok, Springbok, and Hartebeest can be seen at many of the water holes in the park. In addition, night drives and walks with armed guides are enjoyed on the private reserve. Visiting the hides that overlook the waterholes are also a great activity that is not to be missed.