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Andersson’s at Ongava

Luke Davies - June 27, 2019

Having just opened in mid April this year, Andersson’s at Ongava, has already made quite the impression and it’s easy to understand why. Originally a farmstead, the lodge has been transformed into an exquisite mix of luxury, colours and textures connecting guests to the landscape around them.

Andersson’s has 7 luxury guest suites and one family unit, accommodating 18 guests in total. Each suite is a combination of natural elements and luxurious amenities that reflect the surrounding environment. Watch the sunset on another day from your private viewing deck with its 180 degree views, or have a read of some published papers, journals and digital archives to further your ever growing knowledge.

Each suite has a superby fitted en-suite bathroom, with both a double indoor and outdoor shower.

As the name suggests, the camp is located on the Ongava Private Reserve, one of the largest private concessions in Namiba, which shares a border with the Etosha National Park.  All game drives take place in the Etosha National Park itself – a 22,000 square km of unrivalled game viewing opportunites, and home to 114 different species of mammal, including 4 of Africa’s famous Big 5 – lion, elephant, rhino and leopard.

Rhino tracking on foot is one of the activities that you can enjoy on the concession as part of your African adventure during your stay. An underground photographic hide also provides the perfect spot to get ‘eye to eye’ shots of the wildife as they wander nearby.

In addition, the Ongava Research Centre is a short walk away from the lodge, and provides the opportunity for guests to see firsthand the vital work that takes place here by meeting the researchers, conservationists and rhino security personnel.

The main lodge area is where guests can meet up to chat over their day’s adventures. A spacious lounge and bar area means you are never on top of anyone else, and you can choose where to dine – at either the undercover or the open-air dining room.  An infinity pool overlooks a waterhole, often frequented by wildlife during the day who come to quench their thirst.

If you want to check your many photos, there is also a dedicated photographic ‘nook’ where you can review your shots and edit as necessary – and the complimentary Wi-Fi means you can upload any to your social media accounts and make family and friends back home very jealous!

We cannot wait to visit this lodge ourselves!

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