Location of Camp: Ongava Reserve boardering Etosha National Park
Type of Safari Camp: Luxury Tented Camp
Rating (1-5+): 4
Camp Accomodations: 8 stone, canvas and thatched guests tents with full ensuite bathrooms, outdoor showers and private verandah. Family tent sleeps 4. The common area houses the bar and pool, with a deck overlooking the waterhole.
Local Wildlife: Lion, elephant, gemsbok, springbok, red hartebeest, white and black rhino, oryx.
When to Visit: March – November
Safari Activities at Camp: Day and night game drives, guided walks, “hides”, white rhino tracking on foot, watching wildlife at waterhole in front of camp.
Ongava Tented Camp
Ongava Tented Camp is set in the much-lauded Ongava Game Reserve to the south of the Etosha National Park, it overlooks a nearby waterhole to which a plethora of wildlife congregates to drink. Constructed from stone, canvas and thatch, Ongava Tented Camp accommodates 16 guests in eight large comfortable Meru-style tents – all with en-suite facilities, open air showers and private verandas. Guest also love the main area with its relaxing bar and swimming pool, watching the wildlife that comes to drink at the waterhole.
Etosha National Park is Namibia’s premier wildlife destination and one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Large herds of wildlife teem around the waterholes and the endless plains offer breathtaking vistas. The Ongava Game Reserve shares a boundary with the Etosha National Park.
Activities at Ongava Tented Camp revolve around day and night wildlife-viewing drives, visiting hides that overlook waterholes and walks with experienced guides. The Ongava Game Reserve features much of the characteristic wildlife of the area, with both desert-adapted black and white rhino to be seen as well as lion. Game drives and daytrips into the easily accessible Okaukuejo area of Etosha National Park are rewarding, with sightings of lion, elephant, gemsbok, springbok, red hartebeest, and white and black rhino.
Guests at Ongava Tented Camp share a dedicated guide and Land Rover, ensuring the best possible nature experience at one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. The Ongava Game Reserve is unique in that it is one of the few private game reserves in southern Africa where there is a chance of seeing both black and white rhino. For those who enjoy close wildlife encounters, tracking white rhino on foot with a guide is a highlight not to be missed.