One of Namibia’s top lodges, Ongava Game Lodge is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve. Ongava is the ideal place from which to base your activities when visiting Namibia offering game viewing on the reserve and also safari holidays into the Etosha National Park.
Situated close to the top of a hill with wonderful views across the plains and the Reserve’s own waterhole. The main lodge building has a thatched roof covering the split-level lounge, dining room and bar from which you can view the game activity. For cooling off during the day, there is a large swimming pool to enjoy or shady spots where you can read from the Lodge’s resource library.
There are 2 sister camps on the property, Little Ongava and the Andersson Camp, both offer luxury safari accommodation with game viewing on the Ongava Reserve.
Rooms at Ongava Lodge
Accommodation comprises twelve air-conditioned brick, rock and thatch chalets, each with en-suite facilities. Each chalet is air conditioned and has an en suite bathroom with shower and double basins. There is also a fantastic ‘bath with a view’, enjoy a soak in the tub whilst watching for game!
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. Breakfast is the full ‘English’ before you go out on your morning game drive, and then lunch is served on your return to the lodge. Dinner is buffet style serving international cuisine and also local game dishes. Drinks on game drives and house wine at dinner are included.
The Ongava Game Reserve is one of the few places in Africa where guests have the opportunity to view Black and White rhino. The reserve has a healthy population of lion as well as a large variety of plains game. The birding is superb with a number of Namibia’s specials including Short-Toed Rock Thrush, Hautlaubs, White-tailed shrikes and Ruppel’s parrots.
Nearby Etosha offers spectacular game viewing in the dry months, with large concentrations of Elephant, Zebra, Wildebeest, Oryx and Springbok. It is home to the unique Black faced Impala.
Activities include game drives in open 4×4 vehicles into the Okaukuejo area of Etosha where Lion, Elephant, Cheetah, Gemsbok, Springbok and Hartebeest can be seen at many of the waterholes in the park.
In addition, night drives, hides and walks with armed guides are enjoyed on the private reserve. Ongava has resident White and Black Rhino, giving guests the opportunity to see both of these charismatic species.
- Game drives on Ongava’s Reserve and Etosha National Park in the 7-seater 4×4 safari vehicles
- Guided walks with armed guide to track White rhino on Ongava’s Reserve
- Night drives on Ongava’s Reserve
- Hides on Ongava’s Reserve.
For more information about safari holidays in Namibia, or staying at Ongava Lodge, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our Africa holidays and honeymoon team.
Facilities at Ongava Lodge
- Fully Inclusive basis
- Curio shop
- En-suite bathrooms with shower, double basins and bath with a view
- Hairdryer provided
- International adaptors
- Laundry service
- Mosquito Nets
- Private wooden viewing deck overlooking the reserve
- Reference library
- Tea / coffee making facilities
- Twice daily game viewing activities
- The lodge is located just outside the southern most gate of the Etosha National Park, about 5 hours drive north of Windhoek. It also has an airstrip where charter flights which operate between lodges and from the Eros Domestic Airport in Windhoek can land.