Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge

Please note: Our review of this property has not yet been added. Watch this space. We're working on it.

As a tailor-made tour operator, we often have to get creative when designing your perfect itinerary.

For example, your travel consultant might add this property to your itinerary if:

Location is a significant factor
It offers a unique feature that will enhance your experience
This is a last-minute booking and room availability is limited
Cost is a factor and you'd rather splash out on another part of your trip
This is a newly opened or refurbished property that we have not inspected yet

When designing your custom itinerary we have much to consider not least of which is the value proposition of every product and service included in your quote. In all cases we strive to give you the best experience possible within your budget so please feel free to ask your travel consultant to share their reasons for including this property in your itinerary.

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.

Lodge Facilities

Room Facilities


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.


Energy Efficiency
  • Energy-efficient lighting - e.g. LED lightbulbs, natural lighting
  • Renewable energy sources - e.g. solar power, wind power, biogas
  • Solar water heating
Waste Management
  • Recycling program
  • Donating and/or composting excess food
  • Water bottle filling stations
  • Refillable toiletry containers
  • Minimise packaging and paper use
Sustainable Sourcing
  • Locally sourced food and beverages
  • Responsibly sourced seafood
  • Vegetarian and vegan meals
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
Water Conservation
  • Towel and linen reuse programme (guests can opt-out of daily room cleaning)
  • Grey water system
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Water-saving shower heads
  • Water-efficient toilets
Community and Environment Benefit
  • Employ local staff
  • Support local entrepreneurs
  • Invest % of revenue back into the community
  • Support local projects, a wildlife charity and/or environment project
Site and Building Impact
  • Building structure is well integrated into the natural landscape for minimum site disturbance
  • Recycled or locally sourced materials used in the structure
  • Use of non-invasive plants within the landscape plan
  • Organic vegetable garden on the property

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