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4.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Etosha - Ongava Game Reserve | PO Box 58, Okaukeujo, Etosha National Park, Namibia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful camp. We stayed here for 4 nights flying in from Cape Town and driving in from Windhoek. Built right against a waterhole, we saw giraffe, rhino, waterbuck, kudu, zebra and all kinds of buck. By night the lions came and walked past the tents pretty well every night. Plus a lion kill only a few minutes away!... More

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Ongava Tented Camp, responded to this review

It is evident from your extremely flattering comments that your had a superb experience at Ongava Tented Camp, ThatsMySunbed. Your appreciation of our guest hosting skills is highest accolade one can receive from a guest and instils an even greater sense of pride within in us to attain greater heights of service delivery. Your insights have made us so provide... More

Surrey, UK
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My wife and I spent two nights here in July 2014 immediately after staying at Okaukuejo. We can't speak highly enough of the staff - very friendly, keen to chat and did everything that they could to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. In particular, our guide, Bono, was very , very good and worked hard for us to... More

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Ongava Tented Camp, responded to this review

What a stunning review of Ongava Tented Camp, KevinW59, thank you very much for the flattering comments, they are most appreciated. Your enjoyment of our facilities and all it has to offer, is music to our ears. Kindest regards the OTC Team. More

Brisbane, Australia
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33 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

A 2 night stay with a family of 6. A good 4 star camp. Staff warm, friendly and will try and meet any request. We found the food very basic but tasty and fresh. Safari dinner was lovely but our packed lunch for the day in Etosha was a let down. Tents don't offer a lot of privacy. They are... More

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Ongava Tented Camp, responded to this review

goldenjays, wonderful to note that you enjyed the visit to Ongava Tented Camp, especially the the interactions with and company of our lovely camp staff, the good food and great game viewing. The tents are located 8-10 meters apart (except for the family unit) and on occasion the sounds from guests in neighbouring tents can be heard but this is... More

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Just spent 2 nights at the camp. We arrived late the 1st day having driven from dora noras, part of the aame wilderness group. This is an inclusive resort and we set of on a late afternoon safari in their private reserve. Had great sighting of rhinos, and sundowner and sunset seeing a group of moving giraffes was special. Dinner... More

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Ongava Tented Camp, responded to this review

Your rave review of Ongava Tented Camp, is very much appreciated Hugh C. It is our aim to ensure that every aspect of a guest's experience - the accommodation, interaction with the staff, activities including game drives, meets if not exceeds all expectations. We are over the moon that we were successful in this regard. We look forward to seeing... More

Melbourne, Australia
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44 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Ongava Tented camp is situated within the Ongava Game Reserve a little south of the Etosha National Park. I spent two wonderful nights at the tented camp and it is just that - albeit quite luxurious (I love the hot water bottles in the bed each night). The tents have all the trapping you expect, and are very nice,... More

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Ongava Tented Camp, responded to this review

Good to know you will pay us a return visit, Grant T, it was a pleasure hosting you ! It is heart warming to read about the marvellous time you had at OTC including your enjoyment of relaxing in the comfy room, super game viewing, companionable staff and great food. We thank you for your wonderful compliments. Fondest regards the... More

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It was our last Wilderness camp we had not seen or visited in Namiba and as awalys, Wilderness came out tops of all companies having more than 1 top accomodation facility in Namibia! Service, proffessionality, friendliness of staff, price-value-relationship is unbeatable! We'll be back!

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Ongava Tented Camp, responded to this review

We look forward to your return Horst S and are extremely happy that your experience at our camp was such a stunning stay for you. Can not wait to host you again. Warm regards the OTC Team. More

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13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Best part of this camp is the water hole in the camp itself-- we saw lions, rhinos and giraffes right outside our rooms. The staff, especially Festus, are super friendly, and the camp has wifi which is quite rare! Unfortunately we didn't find the game viewing very impressive-- it was best in Ongava (lots of rhinos) but once we got... More

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Ongava Tented Camp, responded to this review

okhs, thank you for your review. We are disappointed to hear that your game viewing experience was a little disappointing. The Ongava Game Reserve drives are always very fruitful with the opportunity to view rhinos, lions, elephants, black faced impala and many more, making use of the specific road network and only off-roading for very important sightings with the sole... More

Brisbane, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Recently spent 3 nights at Ongava Tented Camp. What a wonderful experience. Tent was extremely comfortable. Staff were excellent nothing was too much trouble, even baked me gluten free chocolate cookies and bread. Wonderful experience to sit so close to a water hole and watch the animals.

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Ongava Tented Camp, responded to this review

113Sheila, thank you so much for the glowing comments. The comfortable tents, lovely staff and gluten free food seemed to have worked a special kind of magic for you during your sojourn with us. We are very happy you had such a super experience that exceeded all your expectations. Ongava Tented Camp is a special place for us too. Kind... More

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Exceptional experience in this camp, the staff was super experience and friendly, we saw a lot of great animals. The water hole right in front of the camp was brilliant, we saw many animals walking very close by. The room was nice and clean, although food was fairly simple. The only little problem we had was the smell in our... More

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Ongava Tented Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your exceptional experience in this lodge with us, Ting S. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and are delighted that every aspect of the stay exceeded your expectations. Fond regards the OTC Team. More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
73 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We have been in 4 Wilderness Camps, and this was the worst by a mile. Unfriendly staff (apart from Adolf), food is basic and the guide was lost. Again, i am only comparing Ongava with other camps and they need to do a lot of catch up. The timing is bad, you leave late for the game drives and will... More

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Ongava Tented Camp, responded to this review

We are sorry to learn of your disappointing stay at Ongava Tented Camp. Our Guest Experience and Food Experience Managers have been made aware of your concerns and have spent quite a bit of time in camp providing additional training, advice and insights in to elevating the service and hosting skills of the Management, Staff and Guides. We are confident... More

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Address: Etosha - Ongava Game Reserve | PO Box 58, Okaukeujo, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Oshikoto Region > Etosha National Park
Hotel Class:4 star — Ongava Tented Camp 4*
Also Known As:
Ongava Tented Camp Hotel Etosha National Park

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Ongava Tented Camp is tucked into a hidden valley at the foot of a dolomite hill in Ongava Game Reserve bordering Etosha National Park. Eight large comfortable Meru-style tents all have en-suite facilities, open air showers and private verandas; the family unit sleeps four. The main area, built of stone, canvas and thatch, fronts onto a much-frequented waterhole; watching wildlife coming to drink from here or from the swimming pool is a favourite pastime.Ongava's proximity to Etosha allows for game drives in the National Park and on the Ongava Reserve itself. Other possibilities include guided walks, birding and spending time in hides. Ongava holds one of the largest rhino custodianships for the Namibian government in the country and is one of the few private game reserves in southern Africa where guests can see both black and white rhino. ... more   less 
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