Ongava Lodge is perched on a hill in the Ongava Game Reserve which is situated on the southern boundary of the Etosha National Park. The Lodge overlooks a waterhole, where game can be spotted quenching their thirst in the searing African heat. Etosha National Park is not only one of Africa's largest game reserves, but has one of the biggest concentrations of wildlife in Namibia.
Ongava Lodge View
Ongava Lodge Location
Located in central-northern Namibia, Etosha National Park derives its name from the Etosha Pan (meaning great white place) – one of many large salt pans formed by the winds in this flat region. The Etosha Pan is what is left of an ancient super lake, parched and dry most of the time but occasionally rivers and rare heavy summer rains will fill it. The Pan itself is very salty, hence very little vegetation grows along its edges, but it does give way to the robust mopane, tamboti and terminalia woodland in the East and acacia trees, grasslands and dwarf shrub savannah in the West. Though Mopane woodland is prolific and largely dominates the region, you will spot a low row of dolomite hills, amazingly called the Ondundozonanandana Range(!), providing a stark contrast to the otherwise flat landscape.
Accommodation at Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge is a relatively small lodge with just 13 chalets and 1 family room, all built of brick, rock and thatch. Each chalet has an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning and overhead fans to keep guests cool during the hot Namibian summers. Mosquito nets are fitted to all the windows and each chalet has glass-fronted doors which open out onto a private, covered patio, with spectacular views over the plains.
Ongava Lodge Suite
Ongava Lodge Dining
Game Viewing and Activities at Ongava Lodge
- Exciting day and night wildlife-viewing game drives with qualified rangers and trackers where you will visit hides that overlook waterholes
- Guided bush walks with experienced rangers and trackers through Ongava Game Reserve or into Etosha National Park
- The camp has a specific hide for photographic opportunities
- Rhino tracking on foot where black and white rhino can be spotted
- Experiencing the sight of incredible fauna and flora of the Etosha region
- Spotting millions of flamingos on the salty waters of the Etosha pan after a good rainfall
- There are over 340 specis of birdlife around Ongava Lodge
- Meals at Ongava Lodge are enjoyed in the main dining area under thatch
- Candlelight dinners can also be served alfresco under the stars
- Meals are freshly prepared and the service at Ongava Lodge is truly wonderful
Guests travelling via Cape Town may enjoy one of Greatest Africa’s exclusive private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our unique tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.
Ongava Lodge Rhino
Ongava Lodge Lions