Ongava Tented Camp, Etosha, Namibia

Ongava Tented Camp is a Classic Camp

4Cs Projects at Ongava Tented Camp

Ongava Lodge is situated in Ongava Game Reserve, which was formed in 1991, when shareholders of Ongava converted four unproductive cattle ranches into a highly productive 30 000-hectare private game reserve that is now a haven to large concentrations of wildlife.


Ongava Game Reserve Reintroduction Project

Most general game has been reintroduced, including springbok, gemsbok (oryx), Hartmann's mountain zebra, red hartebeest, southern giraffe, eland, Damara dik-dik, and the largest population of the endemic black-faced impala (listed as Endangered) outside of Etosha.

White and Black Rhino Project

Another successful reintroduction project is the white and black rhino project – where Ongava holds one of the largest rhino custodianships for the Namibian government.

Ongava Research Centre (ORC)

ORC was established in 2006 in recognition of the fact that accurate and up-to-date information and research is crucial for the optimal management of the ecosystems that make up the reserve. The Centre is involved in outstanding conservation efforts, specifically regarding the rare black rhino and endemic black-faced impala.

Black-faced Impala Research

After fantastic initial growth, the population of endemic black-faced impala (Apyceros melampus petersi) at Ongava has been stable at around 300 animals. This is the largest ‘pure’ population outside Etosha and is thought to represent around 10% of the global population of the subspecies.

Ongava Environmental Team

Closed ecosystems like Ongava have boundaries that impose artificial limits on the available resources. To this end, a dedicated environmental team manage the day-to-day running of the reserve, ensuring its long-term biological diversity and sustainability.

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Latest News From Ongava Tented Camp

  • Ongava Tented Camp – January 2014
    Jan 31, 2014

    A hot month, filled with big cat moments at Ongava Tented Camp.

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  • Ongava Tented Camp - September 2013
    Oct 29, 2013

    As usual the waterhole has been very productive this month. Due to the high temperatures we had some wildlife using the waterhole as a pool, the zebra in particular.
    One morning, we had five male eland at the waterhole and of...

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  • Ongava Tented Camp - October 2013
    Oct 27, 2013

    Sightings a little further away from camp have been excellent as well, with many guests returning to camp very happy after their game drive.

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ We just loved it! The open dining area and all the tent terraces have a view on the waterhole, which can get very busy with zebras, kudus, oryxes, and other types of antelopes. On our first night even a lioness came and rested at the waterhole for a while. ”
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Reviewed by: Maria_F111, 2013.10.03