Tented Camp (Etosha Region) Namibia
Ongava Game Reserve on the southern boundary of Namibia's
Etosha National Park has two camps; the main lodge, and the
tented camp in a different part of the reserve.
Guests can choose the style of accommodation and size of
camp that suits them best. The camps are managed
independently and each has its own full-time staff, guides,
managers and vehicles. Both camps will have a similar
Ongava Tented Camp is situated more towards the center of
the game reserve, at the base of the foothills of the
Ondundozonanandana Range, meaning "mountain where the boy
took the calves".
Ongava Tented Camp is a small classic traditional tented
camp. Guests sleep in "Meru" tents which are the classic
East African style of tent.
Each have double doors to allow for uninterrupted views
of the bush and waterhole in front of camp and every tent
has it's own covered verandah. The tents have been
tastefully furnished each with it's own ensuite thatched
bathroom with flush toilet and unique open air private
The bar and dining area is built out of rock and thatch
and has an intimate feel. Drinks and dinner can be enjoyed
around the open air fire place and swimming pool, both of
which overlook a productive floodlit waterhole situated at
eye level in front of the camp.
Ongava Tented Camp is built in a different sector of the
reserve and sleeps 8 guests in comfort with en-suite
facilities. The tented camp is open March through November.
It also boasts a pub and dining room, both under thatch, and
also has a swimming pool.
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
Species that can be seen year round include Elephant,
Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest,
Springbok, Oryx, Kudu and the Diminutive Damara Dik-Dik.
Birdlife is also good with Ostrich and raptors in
abundance. Local specials include the Short-toed Rockthrush,
Hautlaubs Francolin, Rockrunner, Ruppells Parrot,
White-tailed Shrike and Chesnut 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. White Rhino can
be trekked on foot. Ongava Game reserve also has a good
population of Lion, Eland, Mountain Zebra, Black Faced
Impala and a number of other antelope species.
From $475 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.