Ongava Tented Camp

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Situated in the private Ongava Reserve, Ongava Tented Camp is an intimate property tucked away at the foot of a dolomite hill in a hidden valley to the south of Etosha National Park. The camp overlooks a waterhole that plays host to a wide variety of wildlife that frequent the oasis to quench their thirst. The Ongava Reserve boasts the rarity of both black and white rhino species being present a luxury to all wildlife enthusiasts and anyone with a passion for conservation.

The small camp consists of only 8 tents, some of which possess views over the waterhole. Designed in the Meru-style, wooden decking raises the spacious tents slightly off of the ground. There is a shaded veranda out the front of each tent which leads to double wooden doors, through which is the bedroom. Tent interiors possess an authentically rustic ambience with canvas walls and open shower in the en suite bathroom, juxtaposed by comfortable furnishings.

The main area is made of stone and thatch and houses many of the lodge's communal facilities, all of which overlook the waterhole. Guests are welcome to relax in the comfort of the bar and open deck area, which boasts a campfire; perfect for gathering around in an evening and sharing stories of the day's adventures with other guests. Adjacent to the main area is the swimming pool, a welcome addition to camp, particularly in the warm winter months.

How to get to Ongava Tented Camp

Ongava Tented Camp is approximately 1h20 minute flight from Windhoek. The airstrip is located approximately 15 minutes drive from the camp.

Activities at Ongava Tented Camp

Game drives in both Ongava Reserve and Etosha National Park, guided walks and white rhino tracking as well as private vehicle booking available at an extra cost.

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Ongava Tented Camp Reviews

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Client Score: 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews 5 View more reviews
Ongava Tented Camp

Richard Mash & Catherine Wood

5

Simply wonderful. Great viewings at the camp waterhole and on drives.

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Ongava Tented Camp

Mrs Jillian Schellenberg

5

I was the only person staying but ALL the staff were again very friendly and spent a lot of time socialising - and I was shown a special dvd about the bushmen and their history. I was not left to eat dinner on my own - a guide or lovely Nandi and fiance Wilhelm took care of that. I loved this place and it was certainly the most amazing and brilliantly constructed tent one could imagine. How impressive and very comfortable. Iced coffee the special welcome drink this time. Guide Rio knew so much about Birdlife (and all else|) and kindly let me use his very superior binoculars. The lion wandering about my first night, grumbling away as he called for his pride, was amazing especially as I felt so safe and secure. All in all a wonderful experience and once again an after dinner performance which featured a handsome couple in their victorian Herero dress.

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