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Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge

Etosha National Park

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Ongava Lodge is situated within the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve, a 30,000 hectare private reserve which is located adjacent to the southern boundary of the Etosha National Park.

The lodge offers the full Etosha experience, whilst providing superb accommodation and service. The main lounge and bar area both overlook the floodlit waterhole with wonderful views across the plains below, as does the dining area, where meals are served around a large 'family' style table. There is also a swimming pool for guest's enjoyment in-between game drives.

Activities include morning guided game drives in an open Land Rover into the Okaukuejo area of Etosha, where it is possible to see elephant, lion and many plains game including springbok, gemsbok, giraffe and hartebeest.

Guests can also enjoy day and night drives on the private reserve, which is home to resident white and black rhino. Tracking white rhino on foot is a highlight. Walks with a guide are also available, as are visits to a hide overlooking a waterhole - a fantastic place to relax and while the hours away up close and personal with wildlife coming to drink. The arid environment where little water occurs makes this a popular drinking spot for game.

Guests are accommodated in 14 luxury brick and thatch chalets, each with air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a shower.  Each chalet is built on an elevated deck, which are linked by walkways. Glass fronted doors lead out onto a private veranda, where guests can relax and look out over the bushveld and the waterhole.

The Family Chalet consists of 2 en-suite bedrooms, joined by a boardwalk. A private vehicle can be booked at an extra cost (subject to availability).

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Our standard rates for a Luxury Room - DBB Package
1 December 2020 to 10 January 2021 GBP 226 USD 285 ZAR 4,641 EUR 249 per person sharingStandard1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

All Inclusive Package: All meals; twice daily scheduled shared camp activities; Park fees; all local branded drinks; and a laundry service are included. PLEASE NOTE: The rate excludes premium imported brands and champagne.

DBB Package: Breakfast and dinner are included. All other extras to be settled directly with the camp.

Children Policy

Children aged 8 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.

Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years; and 16 years old for rhino approaching on foot. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking activity remains with the guide and lodge manager.

All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Ongava Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.

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Destination: Namibia.

A classic two-week self-drive itinerary, taking you from Windhoek to the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, across to the wild Atlantic Coast at Swakopmund, into the deserts of Damaraland to track the elephant who have made this their home, across the vast Etosha National Park and ending with in the mountains at Erongo, with the birdsong for company.

This is a 14 night itinerary including Windhoek, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha National Park and The Erongo Mountains.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 1 Night at Olive Grove Guest House
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  • 2 Nights at The Strand Hotel
  • 2 Nights at Mowani Mountain Camp
  • 1 Night at Dolomite Camp
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.

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Ongava Lodge Location.

Directions For Drivers

From Windhoek: Follow the B1 north via Okahandja and Otjiwarongo, and then take the C38 to Outjo. Follow this road until the Etosha National Park, and the entrance to Ongava Private Reserve is on the left-hand side. Check in with the guard at the entrance, and proceed as directed to the lodge.

From Etosha - Andersson Gate: Immediately after you exit the Andersson Gate, the entrance to Ongava Private Reserve is on the right-hand side. Check in with the guard at the entrance, and proceed as directed to the lodge.

General Information For Guests

All rooms have a private viewing deck, air conditioning, overhead fans, tea/coffee facilities, and a hair dryer. There is internet service in the lapa.

The main dining area and bar overlooks a waterhole.

There is Wi-Fi service in the lounge.

There is a swimming pool and a curio shop.

There is a photographic hide in the reserve (16 years and older permitted).

Ongava Lodge has a computerised telescope equipped with a Wi-Fi Kit - with Skyportal Wi-Fi Module + Celestron NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter.

Activities that are available at Ongava include game drives, nature walks and birdwatching.

Ongava is one of the largest private game reserves in Namibia, with over 125 square miles to explore. During your stay here, climb into an open vehicle for game drives on Ongava and into neighbouring Etosha National Park to view the astonishing variety of life found in this spectacular environment.

Rhino tracking on foot in the company of your trained guides is a part of your quintessential African adventure at the lodge.

Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted.

Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years; and 16 years old for rhino approaching on foot. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking activity remains with the guide and lodge manager.

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