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Ongava Lodge

Etosha - Namibia

Ongava Lodge is situated on the 35,000ha Ongava Private Game Reserve which shares a common border with Etosha National Park. This location makes it a perfect destination in it's own right and self-drive tourists can use Ongava as a base for day trips into Etosha. An added advantage over the park is that walking safaris and night drives are conducted on Ongava's own private game reserve.

The lodge is set close to the top of a hill with wonderful views across the plains and 2 productive waterholes below. Many of Ongava's guests take advantage of the abundant Namibian wildlife and beautiful location and stay for 2 or 3 nights. The lodge is ideal for those on a fly-drive itinerary around Namibia, and offers excellent facilities and activities.

All of the 12 chalets have been attractively built out of brick, rock and thatch. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet, bath, shower and double hand basins. Air-conditioning, overhead fans, mosquito nets fitted to the windows, a tea/coffee station and an in-room safe are standard. Glass fronted doors lead you onto a private, covered verandah, overlooking the bush.

Outdoor dining under the stars, whilst viewing game drinking at the waterhole, is something never to be forgotten. A buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, can be served in the restaurant under thatch, or in the split-level lounge or dining room. Both have an outstanding view of the camp's waterhole. There is also a swimming pool and a large curio shop, stocking a good selection of African gifts and branded safari clothing.

Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season, including elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, springbok, oryx, kudu and the diminutive Damara Dik-Dik.

Local specials of Namibian birds include the Short-toed Rockthrush, Hautlaub's Francolin, Rockrunner, Ruppells Parrot, White-tailed Shrike and Chestnut Weaver. Ostrich and raptors are also in abundance.

At Ongava Game Reserve, you have an excellent opportunity to view black and white rhino. For those who enjoy close wildlife encounters, tracking white rhino on foot with an armed guide is a highlight not to be missed.

Ongava Lodge is a first choice, for the luxurious, safari experience.

There is a also a private air-strip, with a pick-up and drop off service for Ongava Lodge guests.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Ongava: Hartebeest
  • Ongava: Bedroom Interior
  • Ongava: Chalet
  • Ongava: Deck Views
  • Ongava: Evening
  • Ongava: Dining Area
  • Ongava: Entrance
  • Ongava: Family Unit
  • Ongava: Family Unit Bathroom
  • Ongava: Warthog
  • Ongava: Gesbok In Camp
  • Ongava: Lion
  • Ongava: Main Deck
  • Ongava: Black Faced Impala
  • Ongava: Bathroom Vista
  • Ongava: Pool
  • Ongava: Rhino
  • Ongava: Rhino On Foot
  • Ongava: Room Interior
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Game drives Ongava
Customized open-topped safari vehicles enhance your game viewing around Onguma Reserve.
Game drives Etosha National Park
Full or half-day 4WD safaris into Etosha National Park can be organized. These centre around drives and waterholes close to Okaukuejo Restcamp.
Guided walking safaris
Trained and armed guides will lead you through reserve with the focus being on tracking white rhino. Many other mammals will be encountered along the way.
Night drives
The appearance of nocturnal creatures at night is a completely different experience.
There is a hide and nearby waterhole located near the camp present numerous photographic opportunities.
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Directions to the lodge

Ongava Lodge is situated close to the Andersson Gate entrance to Etosha (south of Okaukuejo) on the C38

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Anderssons Camp

A mid market lodge, situated on the Ongava Private Reserve, very close to the main, Andersson, entrance to Etosha Park

Dolomite Camp

On a small hill on the extreme western side of Etosha - Dolomite is the newest (and fifth camp) to open within the park boundaries. It is a smaller lodge as opposed to the traditional resort feel of the other camps within the park

Eagle Tented Camp

Value for money accommodation in a well designed tented camp

Epacha Game Lodge and Spa

Traditional slightly formal up-market lodge. Situated on same property as Eagle Tented Camp

Etosha Safari Camp

Only 10km's from the park, Etosha Safari Camp offers good quality budget accommodation

Etosha Safari Lodge

Within 10km of the Etosha entrance this mid-range lodge offers an ideal base from which to explore the park

Etosha Village

40 Room lodge only 4km from the park. Offers self catering units and a restaurant

Etotongwe Lodge

Etotongwe Lodge is situated in the northern Namibian town of Outjo. This is 94kms south of the world-famous Etosha NP. Stopover here on your way to explore the country's most visited tourist attraction.


One of the five camps situated inside the park, generally less popular with visitors than Okaukuejo or Namutoni but has the advantage of a secluded quiet spot lit waterhole

Hobatere Lodge

On the far western edge of the park, just outside the Galton Gate, this is an excellent location to explore Etosha, Damaraland and the remote Kaokoland area

Little Ongava

Luxury accommodation, each unit with private pool, great place to spoil yourself. Guided tours on private nature reserve and inside Etosha Park

Mondjila Safari Camp

Value for money self drive option situated 32km from the park

Mopane Village Etosha

Accommodation in permanently erected tents, 14km south of the park


Extremely popular and busy accommodation inside the park with a good spot-lit waterhole, great choice if location is deciding factor on where to stay

Olifantsrus Campsite

A brand new campsite inside Etosha Park. No accommodation is available here and this only caters for self-sufficient campers. A highlight of the camp is the unique hide which overlooks the camps waterhole

Ongava Lodge

Upmarket accommodation, situated on private game reserve with easy access to the National Park

Ongava Tented Camp

On the same property as Ongava Lodge, but offering a more traditional tented safari style experience

Toshari Lodge

Once called Etosha Gateway lodge this is a budget accommodation option which has recently been renovated.

Vreugde Guest Farm

This small family owned and managed guest farm is situated in easy driving distance of Etosha. The tranquil gardens and homely atmosphere make for a relaxed stay far from the crowds of the more commercial lodges

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