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Reno, NV
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Ongava Tented Camp is located in the private Ongava Reserve, not far from the Andersson Gate at the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. The camp offers game drives in both Etosha and the Reserve, giving you the best of two quite different environments. In Etosha, you drive, along with quite a few other visitors, from one water hole to...

Thank RenoBill
Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Ongava Tented Camp is located on the private Ongava Reserve bordering Etosha National Park. We visited two nights, 14 and 15 June 2016. This is a small, quiet camp with fantastic wildlife viewing at the waterhole directly in front of the reception tent. Tents were smaller than our previous camps but still spacious enough & comfortable, although the bed linens...

Thank Kate_46_12
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

After a long drive from the gate we were welcomed by the duty manager with a cool drink and cold towels and lots of smiles. We stayed in the 'tent' nearest to the Lala (central dining area and bar) and found it a bit noisy. The tents are fairly close together which could cause problems if there were noisy guests,...

Thank SandRKent
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Our second year in a row at Ongava Tented Camp. We loved it so much last year that we wanted to come back. We asked for Leon, our guide we had last year, we were happy that it all worked out. Exciting game drives with lions, walking with the Rhino's and a variety of game on the private reserve of...

Thank lhuot1234
Rockville, MD
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We love staying in the permanent tents and hearing animals at night. This lodge to is close to Etosha, and we recommend driving over there to see animals. This private reserve did not have as many animals as Etosha, although it is more fun as you can go off road, and do walking safaris. A nice mix, but not the...

Thank Harletta
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Leon, our guide, is a lovely man and great person to hang out with for a day or two in the bush. Tents are great, clean - spacious - large. Food and bar - great. Nothing can beat this: we went into Otosha Park, it was boring and tame in comparison. 100% recommend, a truly great african experience. The game...

Thank Mark H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Part of a wonderful reserve that offers a range of experiences. The tented camp is down in the bush, next to a waterhole and close to the animals (including water buck, unusually for the area). We went on a game drive and saw a number of Rhino, but we particularly enjoyed our morning walk with Bono, a very interesting guide....

Thank Grahame A
Ogden, Utah
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We enjoyed this camp very much. The tent was very comfortable. We especially liked the water bottle in our bed. If you are here is July, it is very cold at night and you do need a warm coat. Because there are rhinos and lions around you need a guide back to your tent when it is dark. The shower...

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Ashford, Kent
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is a good place - easy to find and great fun driving through the concession to the camp. This was our first experience of self drive and it's very exciting! A warm (and the customary cool cloth) welcome awaits. We had 3 days here which was great - could have probably done another one and wish we had opted...

Thank vanessa h
Denton, Texas
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is on a private Ongava reserve so it is more private yet very close to Etosha Game Reserve...thus the best of both worlds. The water hole on site can get very busy and we delayed dinner one night as 5 Rhinos including a baby decided to come get a drink. The animals take turns, one group waiting up trail...

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Ongava Tented Camp is tucked into a hidden valley at the foot of a dolomite hill in Ongava Game Reserve bordering Etosha National Park. Eight large comfortable Meru-style tents all have en-suite facilities, open air showers and private verandas; the family unit sleeps four. The main area, built of stone, canvas and thatch, fronts onto a much-frequented waterhole; watching wildlife coming to drink from here or from the swimming pool is a favourite pastime.Ongava's proximity to Etosha allows for game drives in the National Park and on the Ongava Reserve itself. Other possibilities include guided walks, birding and spending time in hides. Ongava holds one of the largest rhino custodianships for the Namibian government in the country and is one of the few private game reserves in southern Africa where guests can see both black and white rhino. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ongava Tented Camp

Address: Etosha - Ongava Game Reserve | PO Box 58, Okaukeujo, Etosha National Park 9000, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Oshikoto Region > Etosha National Park
Price Range: ₹ 65,846 - ₹ 91,111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ongava Tented Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Avoid tents 1-3, too close to parking lot”
 of 5 bubbles grenzenlosesFernweh, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 - 4 are close to the water whole”
 of 5 bubbles schmumues, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles AnaChristinaP_13, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had tent with the " donkey" for heating water so always piping hot.”
 of 5 bubbles 899felicityj, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Closer to the water hole the better.”
 of 5 bubbles granville0, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
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