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
- Each suite with their own plunge pool
- En-suite bathroom, a “sala”, an additional
- Game drives
- 24 hour electricity
- A true african safari
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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
Children over the age of 8 years
There is 24 hour
electricity to all rooms.