Ongula Village Homestead Lodge

Ongula Village Homestead 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.

30km from Ondangwa, Ongula Village Homestead Lodge is an experience that avoids the tourist clichés. Here you will get to know the Owambo people while you sip away on a traditional drink or two.

Each thatched hut has a private veranda and WiFi, so don’t worry, you can still relax with the modern ages. The rondawels comprise of a double bed, bathroom with a shower, mosquito nets and a tea and coffee station. The rooms are simple and oh so metal, no but really. The beds have a metal frame and the bathrooms are tied together with metallic elements and décor.

Ongula's restaurant serves typical traditional foods. Part of the experience is hearing every detail involved in each dish and the history that makes it. Don't forget about the bar, although that would be difficult since a refreshing drink is a must in the heat. Why not try something local?

Around the boma bonfire, if you listen carefully, you can even hear the people dancing and singing at the nearby shabeen.

One of the most down to earth experiences you could have while in Namibia and if you are lucky, you might even be in time for a traditional wedding or the Marula Festival.

Lodge Facilities

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At Ongula, you become part of the village. Get down and dirty and do some village chores such as cattle herding or cooking. You can meet the Owambo tribe and learn pottery or basket weaving.

If you want something more “touristy” you could do a day tour to the Nakambale Museum, go to the Ondangwa open craft market and take a tour of the Owambo tribal houses.

For the foodies out there there is the chance to learn how to make some of the traditional food and drink you have sampled.


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