• Ongava Lodge, Namibia

About Ongava Lodge

About Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge is situated on the small private reserve on the southern border of the Etosha National Park. The lodge offers luxury accommodation in 14 ensuite stone and thatch bungalows each with a balcony overlooking the Namibian bush below. The main communal area consists of a restaurant which is under thatch, a split level lounge, dining area and a swimming pool.

Meals are often eaten in the lounge or dining area which has views out over the waterhole which often has animals drinking from it, including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and black and white rhino as well as a host of plains game. 

Lodge details


A luxury lodge focused entirely on wildlife and game.


Ongava Lodge sits on a rocky outcrop (kopje) overlooking the plains below. The lodge is within the 70,000 acre private Ongava Game Reserve on the southern boundary of Etosha National Park.

Accommodation & Facilities

There are 14 stone and thatch chalets, all large and stylishly presented. Chalets are en-suite with a shower, bath and complimentary toiletries. Your very own private wooden veranda offers spectacular views across the plains and over to the Ondunozonanandana Range. All rooms are air conditioned with 24 hour electricity and large mosquito nets easily covering the large beds.

The main area has a split level thatch roof and includes a lounge and dining area, as well as a bar, pool and curio shop.


Meals can be served under the stars or under thatch in the lodge’s dining area.


The focus here is on game drives, including night drives, in Etosha and Ongava Reserve, there are also walks with an armed guide - the black rhino can actually be tracked on foot in Ongava! There is a Hide near the lodge which is fantastic for watching wildlife and great for photography.

Child Policy

Children over the age of 8 are allowed to stay at Ongava Lodge, however it is recommended only for older children with an interest in wildlife.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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