Set atop a hill with panoramic vistas of the surrounding grasslands, Little Ongava is a prized jewel in the Ongava Game Reserve’s crown of resorts. The area is filled with a combination of trees, rock buttresses and stretches of savanna, making it an ideal place to catch an abundance of game.
Lodge and Accommodation
With stone walls and carefully arrayed thatching, the lodge has an outer antiquated feel that is confirmed by the stone pathways that snake between each amenity. As you wander these passageways, high above the rocks and trees, you’ll encounter the communal areas of the camp. Here the dining area, sala and pool are all within easy walking distance and all carry the same spell-binding views of the environment.
The three bungalows hold king-size beds, air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms that are stylish and elegant beyond compare. While the outer structures hold an air of bygone times, the inner décor suggests that no cost has been spared in bringing the luxurious feel of soft fabrics, detailed furnishings, modern art and polished wood to this humble part of Africa.
Activities and Wildlife
Game drives take visitors out into the boundless lands of the Ongava Game Reserve, as well as the Etosha National Park. As the vehicle covers the land, expect to see an array of bush game that will thrill the senses. Whether you’re parked at a waterhole or pacing through the grasslands, lion, black and white rhino, elephants, impala and giraffe are waiting around each grove of trees or outcropping of rocks.
The black-faced impala is a rare sight in the world, but here it’s at home and you’re most likely to come across this bounding, leaping buck as it makes its way through the territory. Follow the expert trackers as they guide you to along the trails the rhino’s have carved. Here you’ll learn all about tracking and see the wilderness with fresh eyes and a new breed of appreciation.
Time spent on bush walks or patiently waiting in the hides produces some of the best sightings the land has to offer. Here in northern Namibia time is an illusion and with enough patience you’ll find the pulsing rhythm of the land that drives the animals through their daily routines and activities.