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Ongava Tented Camp

Etosha - Namibia

Ongava Tented Camp is situated towards the centre of a game reserve of the same name. Many guests comment on the homely atmosphere and productive waterhole combined with the luxury bush camp setting. Self-drivers in Namibia can park up and hop on the camp's organized activities which includes walking safaris not available in the nearby Etosha National Park.

The reserve enjoys similar wildlife and habitats to Etosha Park as it is located on the southern boundary. There are 2 other sister establishments, all situated in a different part of the reserve. This allows guests to choose the style of accommodation and size of camp that suits them best. Ongava Tented Camp is located at the base of the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana Range which means "mountain where the boy took the calves".

Ongava Tented Camp has a bar and dining area built out of rock and thatch. It has a unique, intimate feel to it. Drinks and dinner can be enjoyed around the open air fire place and swimming pool, both of which overlook a busy, floodlit waterhole, situated at eye level in front of the camp.

Black and white Rhino have been seen drinking side-by-side at this waterhole. Lion are also frequent visitors. A common comment is that guests feel safe here - despite the roaring of lions at night.

Ongava Tented Camp is a small, classic traditional tented camp. There are 9 "Meru" tents, the classic East African style of tent. Each have double doors to allow for uninterrupted views of the bush and waterhole in front of the camp, and every tent has its own covered verandah.

The tents have been tastefully furnished, each with its own en-suite thatched bathroom, with flush toilet, and open air private shower.

Activities include guided walks and night drives around the reserve, and game drives during the day into the Etosha National Park. There is also a swimming pool.

Ongava Tented Camp. A real bush experience!

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Game drives Ongava
Customized open-topped safari vehicles enhance your game viewing around Ongava 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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Map of Etosha - indicating Ongava Lodge

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Directions to the lodge

Ongava Tented Camp 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

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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.


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Hobatere Lodge

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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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