Ongava Tented Camp, Etosha, Namibia

Ongava Tented Camp is one of Namibia’s best kept secrets. Located in the private Ongava Game Reserve to the south of the world-famous Etosha National Park, it overlooks a waterhole at which a plethora of wildlife congregates to drink.

Relaxation typically takes place around the main area – made of stone, canvas and thatch with bar and swimming pool – watching the diverse wildlife happenings in front of camp. Eight large comfortable Meru-style tents, all with en-suite facilities, open air showers and private verandas, accommodate 16 guests. The family unit sleeps four.

  • An intimate safari camp discreetly hidden on Ongava Game Reserve
  • Intense wildlife sightings in and around the camp thanks to its popular waterhole
  • From one wildlife reserve to the next, Ongava is beautifully placed for excursions into the iconic Etosha National Park

Some things to do at Ongava Tented Camp

  • First time to Africa

    • Enjoy a full- or half-day game drive into the nearby Etosha National Park, with its spectacular saltpan views and busy waterholes.
    • Go on a nature walk on Ongava Game Reserve, searching for fascinating plant life and all creatures great and small.
    • Sip a pre-dinner drink while watching wildlife having their own drinks at the waterhole.
  • Travelled to Africa

    • See good numbers of plains game on Ongava Game Reserve, from zebra to giraffe.
    • Take in a Namibian sunset on an afternoon nature drive on Ongava Game Reserve.
    • Find out how the low Ondundozonanandana Mountains on Ongava got their unpronounceable name.
  • Seasoned Traveller

    • Visit the Ongava Research Centre and learn more about the functioning of the Reserve.
    • Spend an evening around the camp fire finding out about Namibia’s local customs and culture.
    • Look for a Rüppell’s parrot or Anchieta’s dwarf python – both endemic to Namibia.



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