Ongava Game Reserve
Nestled in the mountains and plains, Ongava Game Reserve provides visitors with the ultimate in accommodation, offering comfort, luxury and a connection to the earth. Each lodge on Ongava has its own unique style, layout and atmosphere; but all offer the same wonderful sense of luxurious seclusion. Built from local materials in traditional fashion, they blend tastefully into the surrounding landscape, allowing visitors to feel at one with nature.
Designed for privacy, luxury and intimacy with the land, Little Ongava is set on a high hill with pristine views across the plains. A boardwalk meanders over rocks and trees, connecting the beautiful main area with one of only three secluded en-suite thatched suites. Each suite is like a home, featuring a large sala with a cosy fireplace, comfortable seating, a private deck, infinity pool and sun loungers. The overall impression is one of pure natural indulgence indoors, surrounded by untamed nature outdoors. The lounge and dining areas have wonderful views of a popular waterhole, the open deck allowing for relaxed, stylish dining under the African sky. Guests at Little Ongava share a dedicated guide and vehicle, ensuring the best possible nature experience including bird watching, game drives, guided nature walks, white rhino approaching, excursions into the Etosha National Park and use of the photographic hide. The newly opened Ongava Research Centres Visitors Centre boasts dozens of in-depth displays where guests can interface with science and research on a personal level.
Central to the design of the new Anderssons at Ongava is the connection to the wild, and it is most keenly felt at the waterhole and nearby underground viewing hide. Here guests have a water level view of the prolific wild and birdlife on Ongava Game Reserve in a setting that inspires intimacy without intrusion. The social area, where guests gather for meals and to meet fellow wildlife enthusiasts, guides and naturalists, encompasses an undercover and open-air dining area, a spacious lounge and bar, a sunken observation terrace, an open fireplace, as well as a dedicated photographic nook for reviewing and editing images. Additional features include the curio shop, library, complimentary Wi-Fi, and connectivity to the research data gathered over years of cutting-edge scientific endeavours on Ongava. The Ongava Research Centre's Visitors Centre is a short walk away and guests can meander through the self-guided exhibition area at their own pace.
Ongava Lodge is perched on a ridge with seemingly endless views across the plains. Ongava Lodge’s fourteen air-conditioned brick, rock and thatch chalets, each with en-suite facilities, offer a relaxing retreat in the African bush. Gather at the main thatched dining area and enjoy a drink at the bar while watching wildlife interact at the floodlit waterhole. Your lodge experience includes a refreshing swimming pool, curio shop, Wi-Fi and a dedicated guide and shared game drive vehicle to participate in bird watching, game drives, guided nature walks, white rhino approaching or make use of the photographic hide. Guests now have the opportunity to explore the newly opened Ongava Research Centre's Visitors Centre.
Immersed in the African mopane bush, Ongava Tented Camp is a natural extension of this wild, wonderful landscape tucked in a hidden valley at the foot of a dolomite hill. Eight large, comfortable tents all have en- suite facilities, with double basins, indoor and open-air showers and private verandas. The dining area, bar and deck have an unobstructed view of the active waterhole. Your lodge experience includes nights at the campfire, stunning waterhole views, curio shop, swimming pool, a dedicated guide and shared game drive vehicle. The available activities include bird watching, game drives, guided nature walks, white rhino approaching, excursions into the Etosha National Park and the opportunity to meander through the self-guided exhibition area of the Ongava Research Centre's Visitors Centre.