Ongava Lodge

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Location:

Ongava Reserve, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Rooms: 14

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Perched on the top of a small kopje (rocky outcrop), overlooking the plains below, Ongava Lodge was the original 'luxury game lodge' near Etosha. It stands on the private Ongava Game Reserve, which borders the southern side of Etosha National Park near the Andersson Gate, south of Okaukuejo.

Ongava Lodge remains a luxurious place to stay and the views from the lodge are quite spectacular. The game on the Ongava Reserve is generally excellent and as well as game drives on the reserve and into the national park, activities such as walking safaris – not allowed in Etosha itself - and night drives are also possible here. Though the guiding was disappointingly mediocre on our most recent stay, we have over the years found it to be really good.

Ongava Lodge has 14 large, stone-and-thatch chalets, all with a private wooden veranda, and most with great views across the plains below. Each stylish room has air conditioning and an overhead fan, 24-hour 220V electricity, tea- and coffee-making facilities and large mosquito nets around the beds. The en-suite bathroom has a flushing toilet, twin handbasins and an indoor shower, as well as a selection of complementary toiletries. There’s an outdoor shower, too, in all of the chalets except the family unit. This family chalet has two separate en-suite bedrooms joined by a shared wooden deck.

The hub of Ongava Lodge itself is the main lounge, bar and dining area, which has great views down to the waterhole below, and across to the unpronounceable Ondundozonanandana hill range. Meals are served either here or under the stars on the dining deck, where one evening, while enjoying a delicious dinner, we watched a white rhino come to drink at the floodlit waterhole.

Activities at Ongava Lodge, as at its sister lodges on the reserve –Little Ongava, Ongava Tented Camp, and Andersson’s Camp – focus firmly on game safaris. As well as guided 4WD game safaris in open 4WDs, Ongava Lodge offers guided walking safaris, including tracking white rhino on foot, which aren't available in Etosha itself; also night game drives which are not possible for many properties in the Etosha area. Ongava also has a hide near the camp, which is good for photographers, but it is popular and visits need to be requested in advance.


The hotel offers a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. An Internet point is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

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4.5/5
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4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Service & staff
4.5
Room comfort
4.5
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5
by Yvonne W
from
Little Ongava
Posted Jul 26, 2017

We stayed at Little Ongava which is up the hill from the Lodge Three separate chalets and only 6 guests in total! Was wonderful and the best so far! Nic I made us so welcome and all wishes were...More

5
by EHB186
from Christchurch, New Zealand
Well placed for exploring Etosha NP
Posted Jul 11, 2017

The lodge is near the southern gate to Etosha National Park and some of the good waterholes there. The units are luxurious and very private with great views across the valley and to a floodlit...More

5
by bethoSydney
from Sydney
Excellent location and welcoming staff
Posted Jun 26, 2017

From the moment we arrived the staff were fantastic, very welcoming and helpful. Bloomie, the manager who met us on arrival was attentive and knowledgable. Our guide Delicious was excellent, we did...More

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Ongava Lodge has 14 large, stone-and-thatch chalets, all with a private wooden veranda, and most with great views across the plains below. Each stylish room has air conditioning and an overhead fan, 24-hour 220V electricity, tea- and coffee-making facilities and large mosquito nets around the beds. The en-suite bathroom has a flushing toilet, twin handbasins and an indoor shower, as well as a selection of complementary toiletries. There’s an outdoor shower, too, in all of the chalets except the family unit. This family chalet has two separate en-suite bedrooms joined by a shared wooden deck.

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.

Amenities
Amenity:
Airconditioning, Toilet, Indoor Shower, Safe Box, En-Suite Bathrooms, Coffee-making facilities & mini bar, Bathroom with full size bath.


The hub of Ongava Lodge itself is the main lounge, bar and dining area, which has great views down to the waterhole below, and across to the unpronounceable Ondundozonanandana hill range. Meals are served either here or under the stars on the dining deck, where one evening, while enjoying a delicious dinner, we watched a white rhino come to drink at the floodlit waterhole.

Soft drinks, house wine and local spirits are included in the full board rate, but fine wines, champagne and imported spirits and liqueurs will be charged as extras.

Venue : Individual Tables
Cuisine : Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Activities at Ongava Lodge, as at its sister lodges on the reserve –Little Ongava, Ongava Tented Camp, and Andersson’s Camp – focus firmly on game safaris. As well as guided 4WD game safaris in open 4WDs, Ongava Lodge offers guided walking safaris, including tracking white rhino on foot, which aren't available in Etosha itself; also night game drives which are not possible for many properties in the Etosha area. Ongava also has a hide near the camp, which is good for photographers, but it is popular and visits need to be requested in advance.

There is also a welcoming swimming pool.

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