Our luxury chalets offer panoramic views over Ongava Reserve and our waterhole, which attracts a host of wildlife…
Enjoy a luxury safari experience at Ongava Lodge, which sits on an outcrop in the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana range. Ongava is a 30,000-hectare nature reserve made up of former cattle ranches located next to Etosha National Park. Everything has been created with conservation in mind; Ongava is the indigenous word for rhino, and our strapline is “Nature First”, which is what we’re all about, harnessing tourism to protect this beautiful ecosystem and the animals who depend on it.
Our 14 luxury chalets are made from rock with thatched roofs to meld into the environment. Our lounge and restaurant offers panoramic views over the reserve and waterhole, which attracts a host of local wildlife. You can dine on a terrace under the stars – there’s also a spa and pool for relaxing afternoons. Guests love sitting on the deck at sunset with a cold drink, watching the sun light up the plains.
As one of the largest private reserves in Namibia, Ongava is home to all kinds of animals, from rhinos, lions and elephants to black-faced impalas, giraffes and rock hyrax. We have a brilliant hide at the waterhole where you can observe animals at eye level. There’s been a lot of action there recently, we’ve got some rhino calves and tonnes of elephants – guests rave about the wildlife sightings from our hide.
Morning and afternoon nature drives are also an essential part of Ongava and our guides have expert knowledge of the landscape and wildlife. Unlike in Etosha, there’s a limited number of safari vehicles on the reserve, so you get private animal sightings and feel alone in the bush. The photography is fantastic, particularly at sunrise and sunset when the light comes over the mountains. Guests love our walking safaris as you don’t often get the chance to be on foot in the wild – it’s a thrilling experience.
Contact us and one of our UK team will help shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. Someone like Malcolm who's travelled extensively in Namibia. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the expert guides who can help you spot rare animals or the fat bike enthusiasts who can take you on a cycling adventure through the Namib Desert. Give us a call, set up and appointment or enquire online to start planning your tailor-made Namibia holiday.
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