Ongava Tented Camp – May 2014

May 31, 2014 Ongava Tented Camp
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Climate and Landscape
The winter winds are starting to blow, heralding the changing of the seasons. Trees and grass are still green and tall in both Etosha National Park and on the Ongava Reserve. This is good for game viewing as the animals tend to stay relaxed and more at ease.

The mornings and evenings have become really chilly, but midday temperatures are still moderate to quite warm. The campfire is lit every evening and is a central gathering point, not only for good stories but also warmth.

A game drive with Bono that seemed as though it might end with sightings of ‘only’ general game suddenly produced a cheetah on its way to a waterhole! This was one of the first sightings of cheetah on the Ongava Reserve after the rainy season. She drank and moved into the road, relaxing in the warmth of the sand before disappearing into the darkness.

Ongava Tented Camp Wildlife
Etosha is drying out and more and more giraffe are being spotted moving to the waterholes. Elephant and huge herds of zebra are also to be found back at the waterholes now.

Is there anything to beat a beautiful Namibian sunset with one of the Ongava Reserve male lions roaring at the top of his lungs? He created a truly perfect African safari experience for our guests!

Ongava Tented Camp Lions
Camp Activities
Bush lunches and breakfasts are always popular with guests (and the occasional jackal), especially as they often come as a complete surprise.

Ongava Tented Camp Sundowner
Please click here to see a larger image of the surprise jackal visit.

Guest Comments
"Sightings of rhinos and lions especially the white rhino. Setting of camp is beautiful and staff very friendly and helpful. Everything was perfect thank you."
"Finding cheetah and 50 elephants and plenty rhino! Big thank you for taking the effort with my gluten free diet."
"Breakfast on the plane with the rhino. The cheetah sighting. Bono and Leon were amazing guides. Festus, Louis and all the staff made my stay unforgettable."

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