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Ongava Game Reserve, a 70,000 acre private reserve on the southern boundary of Namibia's Etosha National Park, has three camps: Ongava Lodge, Ongava Tented Camp and Little Ongava, each located in a different part of the reserve. Guests can choose the style of accommodation and size of camp that suits them best. The camps are managed independently and each has its own full-time staff, guides, managers and vehicles. All three camps have a similar activity schedule. Ongava Tented Camp is situated more towards the center of the game reserve, at the base of the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana Range, meaning "mountain where the boy took the calves".

Little Ongava is built along a crest of a hill with wonderful views onto the plains below and is the ideal lodge from which to base your activities when visiting Etosha. Little Ongava is a premier-styled camp with only three luxury guest chalets - small and very personalized!

Etosha has great concentrations of game, especially in the dry winter months, and there are wonderful views out onto the salt pans which dominate the center of the park. Etosha's only drawback is that the accommodation offered within the park is in the form of large, impersonal public rest camps. Ongava offers an excellent alternative. Little Ongava offers the full Etosha experience while providing great accommodation and service, as well as the opportunity to take night drives and nature walks on the reserve, activities that are not allowed within Etosha. Little Ongava is operated by Wilderness Safaris.

At a Glance

  • Accommodation - Capacity - 6 guests
  • 3 spacious and very luxurious brick and thatch suites
  • Each suite with their own plunge pool
  • En-suite bathroom, a "sala", an additional outdoor shower
  • Game drives
  • 24 hour electricity
  • A true african safari

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Accommodation is provided by three spacious and very luxurious brick and thatch suites, each of which have their own plunge pool, en-suite bathroom, a "sala", an additional outdoor shower and a view of the waterhole in front of camp. Little Ongava's main lodge is also constructed of brick and lends itself to relaxed, stylish dining under an African sky or under thatch.

Mornings are normally spent within the Okaukuejo area of Etosha National Park, returning to Ongava in time for a well earned lunch. After tea, guests head out onto the private reserve to enjoy more flora and fauna. The option of tracking White Rhino on foot is available as are night drives. Additional activities also include full day excursions into Etosha National Park, taking along a picnic, subject to availability of vehicles and also a visit to one of the hides on the property. Private vehicles can be booked at an additional charge subject to availability either prior to departure or directly with the Camp Manager.

Etosha National Park is Namibia's premier game viewing destination. It is one of Africa's largest game parks, being nearly the size of Switzerland. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterhole's in the dry season making for exciting game viewing. Species that can be seen year round include Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Springbok, Oryx, Kudu and the diminutive Damara Dik-Dik. Birdlife is also good with Ostrich and raptors in abundance. Local specials include the Short-toed Rock Thrush, Hautlaub's Francolin, Rockrunner, Ruppell's Parrot, Whitetailed Shrike and Chesnut Weaver. A highlight of Ongava is that it is one of the few private game reserves in Southern Africa where guests have a chance of seeing both 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 Game reserve also has a good population of Lion, Eland, Hartmann's Mountain Zebra, Black-faced Impala and a number of other antelope species.

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Situated along the southern boundary of the Etosha National Park, adjacent to the Anderson Gate in northern Namibia. South of Okaukuejo. In own private game reserve 30,000 hectares in size. Access by road or air into Ongava airstrip.

Child Policy
Children over the age of 8 years are welcome.

Power supply
There is 24 hour electricity to all rooms.

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