Ongongo Waterfall Campsite

Ongongo Waterfall Campsite

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.

Ongongo is in a small canyon in the far northwest of Namibia. This is a completely barren landscape. But, but... there's water, permanent water. And it's oozing out of the mountain. And it's warm. And that means, yup, that means swimming all year round.

To come here, you've got to long for adventure because even getting here is a ride. You'll need a 4x4. Be prepared. Bring food, bring equipment. The nearest fuel station is in the small town of Sesfontein 27km away. This is a distant, remote part of the world.

Follow a water pipeline for about 6km, heading roughly northwards. The road is rough and very rocky in parts, sandy in others. Drive down a steep descent into the actual river bed, move along, move along, you're there. This is a raw, at one with nature kinda place.

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Obviously, the waterfall is the main attraction here. Year round.

You can also hike, swim and bird watch. Look out for zebra, kudu, oryx, springbok. You might even see ostrich, jackal and hyena.

You could go on a walking trail in the caves or visit the Ovahimba communities.

Definitely head to the Hoanib River as this is where you may see the desert adapted elephant.

The Herero were right, this is a magical place. Dry and barren, there's the odd patch of bright green, fed by underground water. And when the rains come, life bounces back.  Beautiful.


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