You are perched on top of a hill here, so the views out from the main deck are well grand but this also means it's a trundle down to your room and back up again. The main lodge is open-sided under a canopy of timber and thatch and has a split-level living area, a dining room and a bar. The swimming pool looks out over a floodlit waterhole. There's a hide at the waterhole too. Splendid.
Ongava is a 30,000ha private game reserve on the southern edge of Etosha. There are three other lodges in the reserve - Little Ongava Lodge and Anderssons @ Ongava, for complete luxury and Ongava Tented Camp for an elegant sufficiency. The reserve has all of Namibia's wildlife and is the biggest custodian of black rhinos in Namibia. A highlight of the private reserve is a walking safari in which you track both black and white rhino or you can do white rhino approaching- with an armed ranger of course.
Overlooking a floodlit waterhole; game drives into Etosha; guided walks and safaris in the private reserve, which has game-viewing hides and waterholes; visit the research centre; rhino tracking, white rhino and elephant approaching.
Etosha National Park is Namibia's top wildlife attraction and one of Africa's great parks. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the natural waterholes making for excellent mixed sightings. Expect to see most of the big game including elephant and lion as well some of Namibia's endemics: damara dik-dik, black-faced impala, short-toed rockthrush, Hartlaub's francolin, rockrunner, Rüppell's parrot, white-tailed shrike and chestnut weaver.
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