Ongava – Herero for rhino – was founded in 1993 with a single lodge, Ongava Game Lodge. In the intervening years our commitment to sustainable conservation enabled us to add Ongava Tented Camp, Little Ongava and Andersson’s Camp From the outset Ongava committed to ‘Nature First’, striving to restore biodiversity and ensuring that natural processes are perpetuated. Sharing a common boundary with Etosha National Park, Ongava is considered one of the finest private game reserves in the region, enjoying global recognition for exceptional conservation and exciting safari experiences. To have achieved this in a sustainable manner provides us enormous satisfaction. Our flagship, Little Ongava, is idyllically perched on a rocky outcrop with panoramic vistas of the African savannah. Quite possibly Namibia’s most luxurious safari destination, Little Ongava has only three spacious units, offering an exclusive experience. Each sumptuous unit features its own plunge pool, a sala, en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers and a bath that takes in those breathtaking views. From the impressive vantage point of the dining and lounge areas, this magnificent setting lends itself to relaxed, stylish dining under the African skies. Ongava Game Lodge overlooks a waterhole frequented by thirsty wildlife. Choose from fourteen luxurious air-conditioned thatch lodges with viewing decks overlooking the plains. Nestled in a hidden valley Ongava Tented Camp has eight large walk-in tents. Meals are taken at the thatched dining area overlooking the popular waterhole. The family friendly Andersson’s Camp, with sixteen Guest tents and two family units, features an easily accessible underground photographic hide. Activities revolve around exploring the 74000 acre private reserve on guided drives, nature walks with experienced guides and visits to Etosha. Our founding principle – Nature First – continues as our mantra. We’re honoured to contribute to sustainable conservation, groundbreaking wildlife research and to be one of the few private game reserves in Africa where there is a chance of seeing both black and white rhino.
NEWS: Andersson’s Camp will be closed for rebuild from 1 January 2018 to mid-March 2019. Ensuring a high value and exclusive experience, the upmarket Andersson’s at Ongava will have 7 guest units and a family unit. During this closure, the new campus for the Ongava Research Centre will also be established at the Andersson’s Camp site.
Where we operate
- Safaris - Fixed Camp