Exclusive hill-top wildlife viewing
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 a surprising variety of vegetation types; from woodland and broad swathes of mopane, to open acacia-strewn plains and grasslands. Fringing the pan are a number of productive waterholes that sustain the high density of large mammal fauna, from elephant, rhino and lion to vast herds of springbok, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and gemsbok.
Little Ongava is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in the privately owned 30 000 ha Ongava Private Game Reserve. It is perched on the crest of a hill commanding magnificent vistas of the plains beyond. Arguably Namibia’s most civilised and certainly most comfortable accommodation, Little Ongava offers an extraordinary experience as the focal point of an Etosha journey.
This intimate camp has only three spacious suites each with its own plunge pool, en-suite bathroom, ‘sala’, and outdoor ‘al fresco’ shower. These and the lounge and dining area have wonderful views of the waterhole below the camp and the latter lends itself to relaxed, stylish dining under the African sky. Guests share a dedicated guide and vehicle, ensuring the best possible nature experience. Day and night wildlife-viewing drives, visiting hides overlooking waterholes, walks and rhino tracking with experienced guides can all be enjoyed exclusively on this reserve. Game drives and day trips into nearby Etosha are also offered.
Why we like it
Easy access to Western Etosha
Private game reserve
Luxury bush camp
Vantage point stunning