Ongava Lodge, Etosha, Namibia

Ongava Lodge is a Classic Camp

A beautiful vantage point over the plains of Africa

Ongava Lodge is cleverly constructed on the slopes of a small hill in the Ongava Game Reserve which lies on the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. From up here, guests can sit back and watch a host of wildlife species that come to drink at the waterhole just below – or sit quietly at the hide to see these close up.

13 chalets and one family room, attractively built out of brick, rock and thatch, have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and glass-fronted doors leading onto a private veranda. There are impressive views of the waterhole and surrounding plains from the main lounge, bar and dining areas. Meals are either served under thatch or on the dining deck under the stars.


  • Explore both the private Ongava Reserve and Etosha National Park
  • The camp has impressive views of a waterhole and surrounding plains
  • Enjoy a host of thirsty wildlife congregating around the waterhole in the dry season
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Some things to do in Ongava Lodge

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • Enjoy a full- or half-day game drive into the nearby Etosha National Park, Namibia’s premier wildlife destination.

  • Spend time at the camp hide and watch the comings and goings of wildlife.

  • Take in a Namibian sunset on an afternoon nature drive on Ongava Game Reserve.


Activities and Facilities:

Game Drive (Day) Game Drive (Night) Rhino Tracking on Foot (Seasonal) Guided Walks Floodlit Waterhole Birding Hide Pool Family Room Solar Power

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Submitted by: Heinrich Röntgen, Nov 17, 2014

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Latest News From Ongava Lodge

  • Ongava Game Reserve - July 2015
    Jul 1, 2015

    An abundance of lion and rhino activity on the Ongava Reserve this month, with guests experiencing a lion kill one night, right between Tents 8 and 9 at Ongava Tented Camp…

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  • Ongava Game Reserve - June 2015
    Jun 1, 2015

    An interesting sight this month was that of a juvenile rock python catching a red-headed finch on the edge of the Ongava Lodge waterhole…

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  • Ongava Lodge - May 2015
    May 5, 2015

    Guests witness an amazing sighting at Ongava Lodge as an African rock python attempted to catch a rock hyrax…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ View from the dining area overlooking the waterhole was really something. The variety of animal life was amazing, one would not really have to go out on Safari, as it comes to you. ”
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Reviewed by: Anne H, 16 August 2015