Accommodation rating: Superior
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 its own covered veranda. The tents have been tastefully furnished each with its own ensuite thatched bathroom with flush toilet and unique open air private shower. 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.
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, wildebeeste, 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 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. Ongava Game reserve also has a good population of lion, eland, mountain zebra, black faced impala and a number of other antelope.
Mornings are normally spent in Etosha and afternoons on the reserve, tracking white Rhino on foot being one of the many highlights. Additional activities could also include full day excursions into Etosha National Park, taking along a picnic, subject to availability of vehicles. Night drives on Ongava Reserve and visits to one of the hides on the property can also be arranged and private vehicles can be booked at an additional charge subject to availability either prior to departure or directly with the Camp Manager.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.