Etosha National Park accommodation

Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge

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Ongava Lodge is set on a hilltop in the Ongava Game Reserve. The Game Reserve borders on the southern edge of Etosha National Park. Ongava Lodge has a commanding view over the bush and of an active waterhole where the animals come down to quench their thirst.

Ongava Lodge consists of 13 chalets with one additional family room. These have all been built out of brick, rock and thatch. The en-suite bathrooms have a flush toilet, shower and double basins. All the rooms are air-conditioned to keep cool in the summer. The rooms have glass doors which lead out onto a private covered veranda overlooking the Ongava bush.

From the main area, there are great views over the waterhole. This is a fantastic area where guests can enjoy an evening meal in the main dining area or outside under the stars. The waterhole is a perfect location for tripod Photography. It is not uncommon to view some elephants or rhinos while dining. Ongava Lodge adds value to your visit. You can combine your experience with a private game reserve with a visit to the Etosha national park.

Activities at the lodge include day and night game drives and guided nature walks.

Room facilities:

  • 13 Chalets and one family room.
  • All en-suite with a shower, toilet and double basins.
  • Fans and air-conditioning.
  • Mosquito nets on the windows.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • Safe.
  • Private veranda area.
  • Hair Dryers, soap, shampoo, body lotion, torch and insect repellents provided in each room.

Ongava Lodge Activities and facilities:

  • Bar and lounge area overlooking a waterhole.
  • Morning and afternoon drive in Etosha and Ongava.
  • Night drives in Ongava.
  • Nature walks in Ongava.
  • Curio shop.
  • Swimming pool.

Children Policy

  • Children under the age of 17 years are required to share accommodation with at least one adult at all times.
  • Child rates apply only when children aged 16 years or under are sharing with full paying adult/s and mist be calculated accordingly i.e 2 adults and 2 children in a family, charge 2x adults sharing rate plus 2x the applicable child rate.
  • In addition, at Ongava Tented Camp, Ongava Lodge and Little Ongava, parties with children 12 years and younger are required to book and pay for private activities unless the camp is booked and paid for on exclusive use. A family booking will depend on availability of the private vehicle/activities at the selected camp for the period requested.
  • Unlike a confirmed Private Vehicle reservation, a party configuration is not a default guarantee for exclusive use.
  • The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years. The minimum age requirement for rhino approaching and photographic hide on Ongava Game Reserve is 16 years.
  • Triple share accommodation is on a request basis and only allowed for children 16 years and under sharing with adults – not for three adults sharing. Guests must accept that there is usually an impact on space and comfort in the case of triple share accommodation. Please contact reservations for further information.
  • For children traveling please advise the ages at the time of travel date, therefore please provide a scan of passport/identity card or birth certificate or similar that contains name and date of birth.

  • The private activity service includes all the standard activities in that camp, be it guided walks or game drives.
  • Only applicable on FI basis, not on DBB basis.
  • The group size of a booking is not default guarantee for exclusive use. If guests want to have a guaranteed private vehicle and guide, please book and charge accordingly.
  • The private activity service commences with the afternoon activity on the day of arrival and ends with the morning activity on the day of departure.
  • Private vehicle only bookable for consecutive days of entire booking. Ongava cannot accept a reservation request for a private activity on DAY 1 and then again on DAY 3 (DAY 2 might be fully booked). This negatively impacts the lodge scheduling the guides, resulting unsatisfactory service.

  • The pilot/guide rate includes accommodation, all meals, park fees, laundry and all drinks* – excludes premium imported brands and champagne. *Guides/Pilots/Hosts drinks are only included when they are working i.e physically hosting their guests. Any other consumption is for private use/own account, irrespective of number and types of drinks. Must be settled directly in camp before departure.
  • In some cases, the pilot/guide rate does not guarantee the occupant automatic participation in guest activities. In addition, the nightly rates for pilot/guide accommodation are priced per person per bed and not per room.
  • Note that the pilot/guide accommodation available at most of our camps is not of the same standard as guest rooms and usually comprises of twin rooms which may be on a shared basis with other pilot/guide. For guaranteed single room use, double guide room rate applies.



  • Accommodation.
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Namibian VAT
  • Tourism and Environmental Levy


  • Laundry service
  • Drinks
  • Activities



Fully Inclusive Package Include:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Twice daily scheduled camp activities
  • Park fees
  • Laundry
  • VAT
  • Tourism and Environmental Levy
  • Local drinks


AccommodationDec 2017 - June 2018July 2018 - Nov 2018
Fully Inclusive
Ongava Lodge per person sharingNAD 7335NAD 9780
Ongava Lodge Single SupplementNAD 9170NAD 12225
Ongava Lodge ChildNAD 2567NAD 6357
 Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Ongava Lodge Per Person SharingNAD 4198NAD 5598
Ongava Lodge Single SupplementNAD 5248NAD 6997
Ongava Lodge ChildNAD 1469NAD 3639
Lunch packper person230
Lunchper person290
Scheduled AM Game Drivesper person1430
Scheduled PM Game Drivesper person825
Scheduled Nature Walkper person300
Scheduled Night Drivesper person660
Sole Use Guide & Vehicle (cannot be combined with a DBB booking, only with FI)per day5610
PER BED Rates for guides and pilots


December - JUNE


July - November

NAD 825NAD 940