ONGAVA TENTED CAMP

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Location
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".

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. Ongava Tented Camp 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. Ongava Tented Camp is operated by Wilderness Safaris.

At a Glance

  • Accommodation - Capacity - 18 guests
  • Small classic traditional tented camp
  • Each tent has double doors to allow for uninterrupted views of the bush and waterhole in front of camp and every tent has its own covered verandah
  • En-suite thatched bathroom with flush toilet and unique open air private shower
  • Swimming Pool
  • Game drives
  • 24 hour electricity
  • A true african safari

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Accommodation
Ongava Tented Camp is a small classic traditional tented camp. Guests sleep in "Meru" tents which are the classic East African style of tent. Each tent has double doors to allow for uninterrupted views of the bush and waterhole in front of 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 unique open air private shower. There are six guest rooms at the camp, including a family room. The bar and dining area is built out of rock and thatch and has an intimate feel. Drinks and dinner can be enjoyed around the open air fire place and swimming pool, both of which overlook a productive, floodlit waterhole situated at eye level in front of the camp.

Activities
Mornings are normally spent within 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.

Wildlife
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.

Access
Situated along the southern boundary of the Etosha National Park, close to the Anderssen Gate in northern Namibia. South of Okaukuejo. In our own 30 000-hectare (65 000-acre) private game reserve.

Child Policy
Children 6 - 12 years are welcome.

Power supply
There is 24 hour electricity to all rooms.

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Ongava Tented Camp Guest tent Bedroom Dining Room Lions often seen in the camp Lions often seen in the camp Swimming pool Tea prior to evening game drive Outdoor dining Campfire area and pool Game drive Etosha waterhole and Etosha pan in the distance

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