Ongava Lodge

Nelson Mandela Avenue 102A, 9000 Okaukuejo, Namibia

Situated next to the Etosha National Park, Ongava Lodge offers luxury accommodation in rock-and-thatch chalets.

The property boasts panoramic views over the camp's waterhole.Each of the suites at Ongava Lodge is equipped with air-conditioning, and features a seating area and a balcony. The en suite bathrooms are fitted with a shower and a hairdryer is provided for your comfort.Meals at Ongava are served in the main dining area under thatch and allow views of the stars.Guests can take in the impressive views from the main lounge and dining areas, or cool off in the outdoor swimming pool.Morning and afternoon game drives are available in the Etosha National Park, while afternoon game drives are available on the private Ongava Game Reserve.


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Standard Twin Room 34 m²
  • Shower
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony
  • Bathrobe
  • Desk
  • Seating Area
  • Free toiletries
  • Fan
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
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An inside look at Ongava Lodge

The well-established Ongava Lodge is situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Placed as it is close to the top of a hill in the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana range, the vantage point is beautiful and overlooks a well-frequented waterhole and the plains beyond.Ongava Lodge offers luxury accommodation in 14 rock-and-thatch en-suite chalets. There are impressive views over the camp’s waterhole from the main lounge and dining areas and there is also an inviting pool to cool off in the heat of the day. Meals are either served in the main dining area under thatch or on the dining deck under the stars.Activities include game drives into Etosha, spending time in the camp hide, and nature drives and walks on the reserve. Ongava has resident white and black rhino, giving guests staying at Ongava the opportunity to see both species.

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Facilities of Ongava Lodge

Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Pets are not allowed.
Food & Drink
Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge. Free!
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). Free!
Secured parking
Pool and wellness
Swimming pool
Outdoor pool
Luggage storage
Gift shop
Laundry Additional charge
Designated smoking area
Air conditioning
Safety deposit box
Family rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken

House rules


14:00 - 17:00


06:00 - 10:00

Children and extra beds

Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.


Pets are not allowed.

Cards accepted at this property

Ongava Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The Fine Print

Parents travelling with children are required to present documented proof of the children's date of birth to verify the ages. Children under 6 years old cannot be accommodated at Ongava Lodge. Children between 6 and 12 must book and pay for private activities (subject to private vehicle availability at additional surcharge).Minimum age for walking activities is 13 years. Child participation in activities may vary depending on the camp and activity.At all times, please advise your arrival and departure info. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.ALL-INCLUSIVE includes accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, all local drinks and laundry. Excluded from the rate are premium imported brands and champagne, gratuities, curio purchases and any other items of a personal nature.ACTIVITIES:*Scheduled morning game drives to Etosha*Scheduled afternoon game drives to Ongava Game Reserve*Scheduled guided nature walk or night drive (subject to availability and seasonal)*Private vehicle can be pre-booked for a surcharge.HALF-BOARD (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast), guests may self-drive into the Etosha National Park or book and pay for any of the scheduled camp activities listed above.Payment before arrival via bank transfer or credit card payment is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.)Please inform Ongava Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.


“The view from restaurant is spectacular, the room was spacious and clean with a great view as well. Had a great massage! The “bunker” for animal watching is spectacular ”


“We liked everything of this place. It is definetely the best lodge in Namibia or at least the best where we have been. We loved the staff: friednly and professional. The guide was also funny, professional, well skilled and we leaded us in one of the best safari ever. The food was so tasty that I would go back there right now. Beatiful rooms and they also prepared a lovely surprise for our honeymoon. The view on the savannah ad on the water hole was superb, astonishing.The lodge has built protecting the sorrounding enviroment and does not alter the landscape. Thank you to all the staff for the great time.”

United Kingdom

“The staff was very friendly. The bunker at the waterhole is a nice feature. I was able to witness a black rhino and it’s baby drinking from up close. The rooms are amazing. There was a giraf and all sorts of boks eating in front of our terrace. I also loved the outdoor shower.”


“LocationComfortWater hole with rhinos, etc. visible from restaurant”


“Watching the water hole from the veranda, game drive, proximity to Etosha, quality of food.”

United Kingdom

“Eccellent wildlife wieving. Really liked the hide by the waterhole. Good beds and shower. Good dinner and breakfast.”


“Everything. Lion walking 30m from our terrace is priceless.”


“Ongelooflijk mooi zicht en onmiddellijk leeuwen en Rhino's gespot bij de waterput.Ruime kamers en vriendelijk personeel!”


“Lodges sind wunderbar: stylisch, praktisch und schön. Wunderbar ist die Außendusche auf der Terrasse. Vom Bad aus hat man einen Wunderaren Blick auf das hauseigene Wasserloch. Auf jeden Fall einen Guide nehmen und Tiere gucken gehen. Wir hatten Glück: Es gab Nashörner, Löwen, Antilopen, Zebras usw. Der Blick von der Restaurant-Terrasse auf die Lichtung (Wasserloch) und die unendliche Weite Afrikas sind einfach wunderschön.”


“Die Drives in Etosha und Ongava waren sehr gut organisiert und durchgeführt. Der Guide war sehr nett und hat sich die Zeit für unsere Fragen genommen - oder die Tiere entsprechend gut definiert.Das Essen auf der Terrasse war immer sehr gut und man konnte den Aktivitäten am Wasserloch sehr gut folgen. Trotz des hohen Preis für mich ein tolles und empfehlenswertes Erlebnis.”