Built within the shade of a Mopani grove, Ongava Tented Camp fills an ample space within the Ongava Game Reserve.
Lodge and Accommodation
Designers had a field day when taking the reins in shaping Ongava. The thatched ceilings, stone floors and Meru-style tents hold a stylish charm in their distinctive shape. Soft, golden light fills the interiors, setting the cream furnishings and polished wood ablaze. The deck and the dining areas offer perfect views of the nearest pan, where giraffes, lion and zebra are constantly visiting for a refreshing drink.
The 8 tents are walled with fine canvas and floored with strong timber for additional comfort. The four post beds are dressed in mosquito netting and each room has been carefully dabbed with a splash of colour and textured lines to bring the space to life. 6 of these suites are twin-bedded tents, then follow with a double-bedded tent and a family unit, creating a variety of abodes for guests to choose from. Each carries an en-suite bathroom with double basins and indoor and outdoor showers. However, it’s the ease with which you’ll wake up in the morning, turning to find the sun drenched across the grasslands and nothing impeding your view that will make each moment at Ongava Tented Camp more beautiful than the last.
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 your 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.