Ongava Lodge

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Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia

Perched atop a rocky outcrop overlooking a waterhole in the private Ongava Game Reserve is Ongava Lodge, the original luxury safari lodge near Etosha in Namibia.

Offering impeccable service, superb cuisine and excellent facilities including a swimming pool, it will appeal to honeymooners, couples and families seeking a secluded and unforgettable wilderness safari experience in a spectacular setting.

Ongava Lodge provides 14 individually designed chalets built from rock, stone and thatch that blend in with the natural surroundings. These exceptionally stylish and tranquil retreats feature delightful wooden verandahs, perfect for relaxing on as you watch game drinking at the waterhole below.

There are plenty of activities on offer including game drives, guided bush walks and bird watching. Tracking rhino on foot is an experience not to be missed. After a tiring day, cool off in the pool or sip a G&T at the bar as you admire the views.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Etosha into a greater Namibia and African holiday. Take a look at Namibia – A Desert Adventure as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Ongava Lodge Information

Location and getting there:

The camp is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia. It is a 1.5-hour flight from Windhoek International Airport.


There are 14 chalets including one family chalet. 11 of the chalets have twin beds and two have double beds. Each one features a mix of contemporary and traditional African decor, a colour palette of oranges, browns and creams, glass doors leading to a covered verandah, an ensuite bathroom with outdoor shower and all-modern amenities.


Main dining area, lounge and bar
Swimming pool
Curio shop
Viewing hide


Activities are focused on day and night game drives, hikes and bush walks, bird watching, visiting the viewing hide and rhino tracking to spot Ongava’s thriving population of White and Black Rhino.


The lodge welcomes children over the age of six but the camp has a grown-up atmosphere and is better suited to families with older ones. The camp is unfenced.

Ongava Lodge Price Guide

2 out of 5

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