• Location: Namibia, Etosha
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable

overview

Ongava Tented Camp is located in a 30 000-hectare private reserve that shares a boundary with Etosha National Park, Namibia's premier wildlife destination. Situated in hill country in the centre of the reserve, the lodge is built out of rock, thatch and canvas and overlooks a waterhole that is floodlit at night.

Activities at Ongava Tented Camp revolve around professionally guided game drives in an open 4X4 in the Ongava Reserve - home to both black and white rhino - as well as the Okaukuejo area of Etosha where classic African mammals such as elephant, giraffe and zebra plus many antelope species are often seen in large numbers. It is also a region famous for its predators - lion and cheetah are relatively common - and you can also experience the thrill of night drives and nature walks in the private reserve, activities not allowed within Etosha itself.

As a guest of Ongava Tented Camp, you have access to the photographic hide at its sister property, Ongava Lodge.

highlights

  • Classic tented camp set in a private reserve
  • Great game viewing & bird watching 
  • Floodlit waterhole in front of camp
  • Resident black & white rhino 
  • Night drives, nature walks & photographic hide at sister lodge
  • Sleep under canvas in luxurious tents
  • Game drives in Etosha National Park 

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Facilities

The main area of Ongava Tented Camp consists of a bar, lounge and dining area as well as a small swimming pool, all of which overlook a floodlit waterhole that attracts a wide range of animals including lion and rhino plus a multitude of bird species and antelope.

General Facilities

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    Bar
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    Swimming Pool

Dining

Meals at Ongava Tented Camp are a communal affair and are usually taken in the thatched dining area of the camp, whereas dinner is often enjoyed around the open-air fireplace or by the swimming pool, both of which overlook the floodlit waterhole in front of camp.

Standard Tent

Accommodation at Ongava Tented Camp comprises nine comfortable walk-in tents. Each one of these classic East African or Meru-style tents has double doors to maximise your view of the waterhole in front of camp.

They have been tastefully furnished with their own en suite thatched bathrooms which include flush toilets and open-air private showers. As the day draws to an end you can watch the sunset from the comfort of your private covered veranda.

Tents eight and nine can be reserved for families with older children or small groups travelling together as they share a deck.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

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    Fan
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    Outdoor shower
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    En-suite shower only
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    Mosquito net
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    Safe in room

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Animal tracking experience
  • Night drives
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 11 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 $500 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 $665 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018 $500 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Unit Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Ongava Tented Camp was great. It was rustic but fun, with a waterhole compared to none other.

    Suzy Freeman, September 2015
  • The Wilderness Safari accommodations / staff / guides were great! One of our best places for animal viewing was Ongava Tented Camp. We sat amongst the pride of 22 lions while they were feeding on their giraffe kill.

    Connie Blome, June 2009

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Ramona Cilliers

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"A real gem with a true bush setting complete with watering hole just mere meters from the dining deck – spectacular to watch the antelope from such close proximity"

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The Wilderness Safari accommodations / staff / guides were great! One of our best places for animal viewing was Ongava Tented Camp. We sat amongst the pride of 22 lions while they were feeding on their giraffe kill.

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