• Namibia safaris; lion and cub

Highlights and main attractions of Ongava Reserve

Highlights and main attractions of Ongava Reserve

Spread over 125 square miles, Ongava Reserve may be vast, but it nonetheless manages to convey an intimate and personal feel through limiting the numbers of visitors who can enter the reserve and in turn offers a much more personal level of service and attention.

Namibia safaris; lion cubs

Location and Activities

The reserve adjoins Etosha National Park on its southern border, so it provides a dual benefit of having its own activities with nature walks and night drives within the reserve itself, as well as close proximity to renowned and popular Etosha, which offers a variety of excursions such as guided walks, 4WD safaris to the wildlife-rich area of Okaukeujo and rhino tracking.

Wildlife experiences that you can enjoy within the reserve include tracking white rhino on foot with a guide - a unique highlight not to be missed which can be arranged from the excellent lodges.  Other animals that you may see include lion, eland, Hartmann's mountain zebra, black-faced impala and a variety of other antelope species.

Accommodation within the reserve is limited to a small number of lodges. Ongava Lodge is set on the southern boundary with Etosha and overlooks a waterhole, meaning the game viewing can be impressive as thirsty animals come to congregate to this water source. The Little Ongava Camp is also a popular choice for its privacy, with just three suites and a dedicated guide for guests to ensure your nature experience in the reserve is maximised.

The Ongava Research Center (ORC) is another point of interest and was inaugurated in 2006 to manage the ecosystems within the reserve and ensure that their projects positively contribute to information and research relating to the flora and fauna of the area.


Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to Namibia. 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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