Ongava Tented Camp Etosha South
AccommodationOngava Tented Camp comprises eight large, Meru-style tents with en-suite bathrooms, verandas and extra outdoor showers. A well-frequented waterhole situated just 50 m in front of the main building can be seen from several of the rooms. The main building houses a dining area, lounge, bar and a large outdoor area with swimming pool, tables and loungers with perfect views for the waterhole. Guests can enjoy a fantastic bush experience at a classic safari camp - you know you're close to nature when the lion roar right in front of your tent.
LocationOngava Tented Camp is situated in the Ongava Game Reserve, which borders Etosha National Park to the south. The reserve is mainly covered by mopane forest, but also offers several beautiful, open plains. Ongava Tented Camp is located approximately 30 minutes from Anderson's Gate.
The Etosha National Park is one of the most important nature reserves in southern Africa. It exists since 1907 and covers an area of 22,270 km². The central and eastern sections consist mainly of various silvery-white shining salt pans, which have made Etosha famous. In the dry season the park, the animals and the vehicles are covered in a whitish haze of salt dust.
On the southern shore of the huge Etosha Pan (130 x 50 km) there are several waterholes, which magically attract the animals from the surrounding area during the dry season. The three large state camps Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni connect Anderson's Gate in the south with the von Lindequist Gate in the east. The western part towards Galton Gate is much more wooded and less frequented by visitors, but it also offers less trails to drive around and find wildlife.
WildlifeEtosha is home to most of the big animals plus a remarkable number of antelopes and over 300 species of birds. Only the water loving buffalo and hippo are missing. From January to March, after the rainy season, the salt pans can be covered with water for a short time and pelicans and flamingos often come for a visit.
ActivitiesThe camp offers game drives in open 4x4 vehicles within the Ongava Game Reserve and Etosha National Park, bushwalking and rhino walks. Etosha National Park is usually visited in the mornings, with a further activity within the reserve in the evenings. Night drives in the reserve are possible.
Self-drivers please note that private drives are not allowed within the reserve.
Good to knowFamily room available.