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Why we like it
- Located in the private Ongava Game Reserve close to the southern boundary of the Etosha National Park
- Ongava Lodge is set on top of a hill overlooking a very productive waterhole with impressive views of the surrounding plains
- Activities on offer are day and night game drives in the Ongava reserve and the Okaukuejo area of Etosha National Park
- Desert adapted black and white rhino are often seen as well as a thriving lion population
- Perfect choice of camp to explore the Etosha National Park staying in the exclusivity of a private game reserve
Spend an afternoon in one of the private hides overlooking a waterhole observing the visiting wildlife.
Joanne Swinton was excellent and dealt with our numerous changes with courtesy and timely attention. Some of the places we stayed we might not have found without A&K and we would certainly return to them.
- TA, Somerset
Ongava Lodge has a swimming pool to relax by in the middle of the day, and there are plenty of seating areas in the main area to relax and take in the stuning views of the surrounding plains of this reserve.
Most general game are present in the Ongava Game Reserve as well as within Etosha National Park: including springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, Burchell's zebra, Hartmann's mountain zebra, waterbuck, red hartebeest, giraffe, eland and the endemic black-faced impala. Elephant can be found in the Park, with lion, leopard, and black and white rhino seen both there and on the reserve.
12 hours 30 minutes via Johannesburg
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
April - October
The best time to visit Namibia is between April and October, the days are warm and sunny and rainfall at a minimum. The wet season arrives in December and generally runs through until March.
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