Located on the edge of Etosha national park, with its own 30,000 hectare private reserve. We spent 3 nights here towards the end of the rainy season. The lodge itself is luxurious and worth hanging out in just for the view across the park and two waterholes, especially at night. The individual cabins are reached by steep steps and a path from the lodge, past a swimming pool owned by several noisy rock hyrax. After dark you need a guide to ensure you make it safely to and from your cabin. The evening game drive was excellent - we saw white rhinos, lions, zebra, wildebeest to name only a few. Good food, friendly and knowledgeable staff. We drove ourselves around Etosha - easy to do as the entrance is only 50 metres from the entrance to Ongava - but heard good reports from the fly-in safari guests regarding the early morning Etosha tour organised by the lodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The well-established Ongava Lodge is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve. Situated as it is close to the top of a hill in the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana Mountain Range, the vantage point is beautiful and overlooks a well-frequented waterhole and the plains beyond. Ongava Lodge offers luxury accommodation in 14 rock and thatch en-suite chalets. There are impressive views over the camp's waterhole from the main lounge and dining areas and there is also an inviting pool to cool off in the heat of the day. Meals are either served in the main dining area under thatch or on the dining deck under the stars.Activities include game drives into Etosha, visting hides, and nature drives and walks on the reserve. Ongava has resident white and black rhino, giving guests staying at Ongava the opportunity to see both species. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ongava Game Hotel Etosha National Park