Lodge (Etosha Region) Namibia
Etosha National Park is Namibia's premier wildlife park.
It has great concentrations of game and there are wonderful
views out onto the salt pans which dominate the center of
the park. Etosha's drawback is that the only accommodation
offered within the park are the large rest camps.
Ongava Lodge offers an excellent alternative... The lodge
is situated on the 30,000 hectare Ongava Private Game
Reserve and shares a common border with Etosha on its
The lodge offers a full Etosha experience, but at the
same time offers great accommodation and service, as well as
the opportunity to do night drives and nature walks on the
reserve, which are not allowed within Etosha.
Ongava Lodge accommodates a maximum of 10 guests in 10
chalets attractively built out of rock and thatch. All your
comforts are taken care of.
Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom with flush toilets,
a bath and a shower.
The main lounge, pub and dining area is also under
thatch, and is situated close to the top of a hill with
wonderful views across the plains below. There is a pool as
Viewing / Activities:
Etosha is Namibia's premier game viewing destination. It
is one of Africa's largest game parks being nearly the size
of Switzerland. Large herds of plains game concentrate
around the waterholes in the dry season making for exciting
game viewing. Species that can be seen year-round include
Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra,
Wildebeest, Springbok, Gemsbok, Kudu and the diminutive
Damara Dik-Dik. Birdlife is also good with Ostrich and
raptors in abundance. Local specials include the Short-toed
Rockthrush, Hautlaub's Francolin, Rockrunner, Rüppell's
Parrot, White-tailed Shrike and Chestnut Weaver.
A highlight at Ongava is that it is one of the few
private game reserves in southern Africa where you have a
chance of seeing both Black and White Rhino. For those who
enjoy close wildlife encounters, tracking White Rhino on
foot with an armed guide is a highlight not to be missed.
Ongava Game reserve also has a good population of Lion,
Eland, Hartmann's Mountain Zebra, Black-faced Impala and a
number of other antelope species.
Ongava also has White Rhino on the reserve, so guests can
experience a wonderful variety of animals during their stay.
Birdlife around the water holes is good, with Ostrich,
Pygmy Falcon and all the raptors in abundance. Some of the
local "specials" include Short-toed Rock Thrush, Hautlaub's
Francolin, Freckled Nightjar and Meyer's Parrot.
From $565 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.