Ongava Lodge, Etosha, Namibia

Ongava Lodge is cleverly constructed on the slopes of a small hill in the Ongava Game Reserve which lies on the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. From up here, guests can sit back and watch a host of wildlife species that come to drink at the waterhole just below – or sit quietly at the hide to see these close up.

13 chalets and one family room, attractively built out of brick, rock and thatch, have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and glass-fronted doors leading onto a private veranda. There are impressive views of the waterhole and surrounding plains from the main lounge, bar and dining areas. Meals are either served under thatch or on the dining deck under the stars.

  • Explore both the private Ongava Reserve and Etosha National Park
  • The camp has impressive views of a waterhole and surrounding plains
  • Enjoy a host of thirsty wildlife congregating around the waterhole in the dry season

Some things to do at Ongava Lodge

  • First time to Africa

    • Enjoy a full- or half-day game drive into the nearby Etosha National Park, Namibia’s premier wildlife destination.
    • Spend time at the camp hide and watch the comings and goings of wildlife.
    • Take in a Namibian sunset on an afternoon nature drive on Ongava Game Reserve.
  • Travelled to Africa

    • Spend the morning at the pool or on the deck enjoying the fabulous surroundings.
    • Sip a pre-dinner drink while watching wildlife having their own drinks at the waterhole.
    • Find out how the low Ondundozonanandana Mountains on Ongava got their unpronounceable name.
  • Seasoned Traveller

    • Go on a nature walk on Ongava Game Reserve and look for an antlion – and other fascinating life.
    • Visit the Ongava Research Centre and learn more about the way conservation and research takes place on the Reserve.
    • Check out the black-faced impala population or Hartlaub’s spurfowl – both endemic to Namibia.



Camp Gallery