Lodge with a view
Africa’s largest saltpan, Etosha, is the result of a geological shift that dramatically changed the course of the Kunene River.The pans, 120 km across and 55 km from north to south, were formerly an ancient lake.Today the Pan is mostly bone dry, the stark, parched white surface giving the Pan its Herero name ‘Great White Place’. The edges of the Pan give way to surprising variety of vegetation types; from woodland and mopane, to open acacia plains, and grasslands. Fringing the pan are a number of productive waterholes that sustain the high density of wildlife from elephant, rhino and lion to vast herds of springbok, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and gemsbok.
The well-established Ongava Lodge is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve. Situated as it is close to the top of a hill, the vantage point is beautiful and overlooks a well-frequented waterhole and the plains beyond.
Ongava Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in 14 rock and thatch en-suite chalets. There are impressive views over the camp’s waterhole from the main lounge and there is also an inviting pool to cool off in the heat of the day. Activities include game drives into Etosha, visiting the nearby hides, 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.
Why we like it
- Easy access to Western Etosha
- Private game reserve
- Stylish bush camp
- View over waterhole
- Black & white rhino