May resulted in various unusual weather patterns. Everybody was stunned by the rain clouds and few drops of rain at the beginning of May. We had some beautiful evenings and as usual lovely sunny days. Winter is on our doorstep with nights getting a little bit cooler. It's time to use the fireplace in the rooms and stave of the wintry cold with a glass of South African red wine!
Wildlife and Landscape
May on Ongava Game Reserve has been very exciting with two different kills by different lion prides. The one kill was a kudu male that was killed by two females with very young cubs.
The second kill has taken place just a few metres from Little Ongava where 15 lions managed to kill a female giraffe. Guests were very intrigued by the enormous size of the lions that were lazing around the kill with bloated stomachs. The lion population is also on the increase with many cubs in the different prides.
Rhino, black and white, cheetahs and even the occasional leopard have been seen on Ongava this month.
The Lilac-breasted Roller, one of Africa's most beautiful birds has also been listed as the favourite bird of a lot of our guests. This colourful bird is a common sighting in Ongava and Etosha National Park. Throw in a host of other endemics and specials and this area quickly lives up to its name as one of the top birding spots in the country!
At Little Ongava we were treated like Royalty, thanks to all that made our 8th wedding anniversary so special. Caroline and Theo
The friendliness and hospitality of the staff and management at Little Ongava made us feel like family. Paul and Annabela.
The chefs had all round compliments with well-travelled guests saying that Little Ongava's cuisine has been the best in Africa!