Climate and landscape
The weather at Ongava Lodge has been mostly cloudy in the mornings with a few showers at the beginning of the month. The temperature drops at night to a “hide under your blankets” chill but during the day, as soon as the sun is up, it warms up to a perfect “lounge around the bar or pool area”.
Our excellent safari guides make it possible to find animals in the most difficult of situations and we love to see our guests’ happy faces returning back from a game drive on Ongava Reserve or to Etosha National Park with great stories to tell.
The animal activity in front of camp included waterbuck with their unmistakable bulls-eye marking, zebra, rhino, black-faced impala, a variety of birds, and the clown of the bush, black wildebeest, around the waterhole.
Three lions spent an entire night at the waterhole giving guests fantastic photo opportunities all evening!
With the ongoing rains, the African bullfrogs have come out to play. Pictured is Willem Mpasi giving a presentation on this extraordinary species.
Willem and Teacher also led a number of rhino tracking activities and brought home some great photographs.
Kapona did a presentation with Gillian and Joel about locally-made alcohol and cooking oil, showing the ingredients used and offering guests a taste.
"Sundowner with Henoch and 3 rhinos"
"Our guide Kapona was superb and Rosalie was extremely helpful!"
"Giraffes having fun dancing legs"
"Wild dogs spotted at Etosha National Park"
Staff in Camp
We welcome to the Ongava team Willem Retief from Damaraland Camp and wish him the best of luck with us at Ongava.