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Little Ongava is situated in the private 66,000 acre Ongava Game Reserve where it shares a common boundary with Etosha National Park. This small luxury camp nestles on the crest of a hill with wonderful views onto the plains below.
At a Glance
The Ongava Private Reserve Borders the Etosha National Park
Black and white rhino can be seen in the Ongava Private Reserve
Each suite has its own plunge pool and sala
Watch game from the hides, that overlook water holes
Track rhino on foot in the company of one of the camp's armed guides
Intimate setting, just three suites sleeping a maximum of six guests
Experience your natural surroundings ‘au naturel’ in your stunning outdoor shower.Louisa Ross-Taylor
Use the telescope on the deck of the main area to watch who comes into drink at the waterhole below.Louisa Ross-Taylor
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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Little Ongava or take a look at our itineraries to Etosha
Little Ongava is a spectacular luxury camp within Ongava Game Reserve, a private reserve located on the southern boundary of Etosha National Park.
There are just three suites which means only six guests in camp at any one time. The three vastly spacious, immensely private and immaculately furnished suites each have their own infinity edged plunge pool at tree canopy level, gorgeous bathrooms and an outdoor thatched sala with relaxing day bed. All this is within sight of the camp’s well frequented waterhole. Relaxed, stylish dining takes place under the African sky or under thatch.
A diverse selection of wildlife can be seen at many of the water holes in the Park and the reserve has resident White and Black Rhino plus a healthy predator population. Guests share a dedicated guide, ensuring the optimum nature experience at one of Africa's great wilderness destinations.
Little Ongava is an ideal base from which to explore Etosha.
Activities at Little Ongava revolve around day and night wildlife-viewing drives, visiting hides that overlook waterholes and walks with experienced guides. A hide at the camp waterhole provides superb photographic opportunities. The Ongava Game Reserve features all the characteristic wildlife of the area, with both desert-adapted black and white rhino to be seen as well as lion. Game drives and day trips into the easily accessible Okaukuejo area of Etosha National Park are also rewarding, in terms of game viewing.
There are just three spacious suites, each with private plunge pool, en-suite bathroom, a sala, and outdoor shower with views of the waterhole in front of camp. The beds are made with lovely fresh crisp linen complete with a brightly colored bed spread. There is a luxurious bath tub in the bathroom where you can take a soak and admire the views around you at the same time.
There are no specific childcare facilities available at the camp and for this reason the camp has a minimum age of 7 years old.
Activities include game drives in Etosha and Ongava Reserve, walks with an armed guide (for safety reasons, children under the age of 12 years will not be allowed on walks and children between 12 years and 16 years will only be allowed on walks at the discretion of the guide). Night game drives are offered on the Ongava concession. White Rhino can be tracked on foot. Also full day excursions into Etosha National Park (subject to availability of vehicles)
Guests at Little Ongava share a dedicated guide and Land Rover ensuring the optimum nature experience.
Location & Directions
Little Ongava situated within the exclusive Ongava Game Reserve on the southern boundary of the Etosha National Park. Set on the crest of a hill, the lodge overlooks the private 300km2 game reserve that borders Etosha National Park to the south and boasts a wide range of wildlife including lion and rhino.
When to go
The best time to visit Etosha is from April to September as the temperature is tolerably cool, especially at night. From May to September the increasingly thirsty animals gather at waterholes, making it the best time to go to Etosha for game viewing. Summer is best time to travel to Etosha for bird watching as migratory birds (both intra-African and Palaearctic) flock into the park's many habitats after the summer rains.