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!
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.
Photography: There is a hide and nearby waterhole located near the camp present numerous photographic opportunities.
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These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
The climax during our trip. A wonderful place to stay few days watching the game. it was an outstanding stay.
Excellent - staff were wonderful and they went out of their way to cater for my gluten free needs. Fantastic glamping experience.
wonderful location, a full immersion in the bush; beautiful infrastructure and welcome; very good dinner; super guide: we found the rhino on foot! We appreciated the politic of the camp (preservation of nature and work with local staff)
Ongava Tented Camp is situated close to the Andersson Gate entrance to Etosha (south of Okaukuejo) on the C38Download Map
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