Ongava Tented Camp in Etosha
Ongava Tented Camp is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in the 30 000-hectare, privately owned Ongava Game Reserve. The small tented camp is built in a different sector of the reserve to Ongava Lodge.
Accommodation comprises eight large comfortable walk-in tents (but can be sold as nine tents on request), each with en-suite facilities, including flush toilet and a hot shower. All meals are enjoyed in the thatched dining area that overlooks an active waterhole. Two additional twin tents were added in July 2004. The camp also has a small pool.
Activities include game drives into the Okaukuejo area of Etosha where Lion, Elephant, Cheetah, Gemsbok, Springbok, and Hartebeest can be seen at many of the waterholes in the Park.
In addition, hides and walks are offered on the private reserve. Ongava has resident White Rhino and Black Rhino, allowing guests staying at Ongava the unique opportunity to see both of these charismatic species.
Ongava Tented Camp Game Viewing
Etosha is Namibia’s premier game viewing destination. It is one of Africa’s largest game parks being nearly the size of Switzerland. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season making for exciting game viewing. Species that can be seen year-round include Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeast, Springbok, Gemsbok, Kudu and the diminutive Damara Dik-Dik.
Birdlife is also good with Ostrich and raptors in abundance. Local specials include the Short-toed Rockthrush, Hautlaub’s Francolin, Rockrunner, Rüppell’s Parrot, White-tailed Shrike and Chestnut Weaver.
A highlight at Ongava is that it is one of the few private game reserves in southern Africa where you have a chance of seeing both Black and White Rhino. For those who enjoy close wildlife encounters, tracking White Rhino on foot with an armed guide is a highlight not to be missed. Ongava Game Reserve also has a good population of Lion, Eland, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, Black-faced Impala and a number of other antelope species.