Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge Swimming Pool
Ongava near Etosha National Park
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge Shower
Ongava Lodge Accommodation near Etosha
Ongava Lodge Rooms near Etosha National Park
Ongava Lodge Bathrooms
Ongava Lodge is situated in a nature conservancy
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge

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StayChild PolicyPrivate ActivitiesGuides and Pilots

Ongava Lodge is perched on a hilltop in the Ongava Game Reserve. Because of the supreme location, Ongava Lodge has a commanding view of the surrounding bush and an active waterhole. It’s easy to see why this is the most talked-about of all the Ongava accommodation options. The reserve borders on the southern edge of Etosha National Park. Ongava Lodge is only 30 minutes drive from Okaukuejo.

The rooms have glass doors which lead out onto a private, covered veranda overlooking the Ongava bush. The lodge consists of 13 chalets and one family chalet. These have all been built out of brick and natural materials like rock and thatch. The beautiful en-suite bathrooms have a shower and double basins. All the rooms have air-conditioners so guests can keep cool in summer.

From the main area, there are great views over the waterhole. This is a fantastic area where guests can enjoy dinner in the main dining area or outside under the stars. The waterhole is the perfect location for tripod photography. It is not uncommon to see some elephants or rhinos while dining.

Activities at the Ongava conservancy include day and night game drives and guided nature walks. Guests can see some of what the reserve does at Ongava’s Research Center Visiting Hub. You can combine your experience at this prestigious private game reserve with a visit to the Etosha National Park.

When booking the Fully Inclusive Package, guests also have the option of a fly-in safari.


Stay at Ongava Lodge

  • All chalets feature an en-suite with a shower, toilet and double basins
  • Fans and air-conditioning
  • Mosquito nets on the windows
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • A safe to lock up valuables
  • Private veranda
  • Hair dryers, soap, shampoo, body lotion, torch and insect repellents provided
  • There are 13 chalets and one family room


Shared Experiences

  • Chill out in the bar and lounge area overlooking the famous waterhole
  • Enjoy morning and afternoon drive in Etosha and Ongava
  • Night drives in Ongava
  • Nature walks in Ongava
  • A curio shop
  • Swimming pool

Child 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 must 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 the 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 travelling 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.

Private Activities

  • The private activity service includes all the standard activities in the camp, be it guided walks or game drives.
  • Only applicable on Fully Inclusive basis, not on Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • The group size of a booking is not a 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 vehicles are only bookable for consecutive days of your stay. For instance, a private activity on DAY 1 and then again on DAY 3 cannot be allowed, so DAY 2 has to be booked as well. If this is not the case it negatively impacts the lodge scheduling the guides, resulting in unsatisfactory service.

Guides and Pilots

  • 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 another pilot/guide. For guaranteed single room use, double guide room rate applies.


Etosha National Park Includes


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Namibian VAT
  • Tourism and Environmental Levy
Etosha National Park Excludes


  • Transfers to/from the lodge
Etosha National Park Accommodation Information



*Fully Inclusive Package Includes:

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



Fully Inclusive Package*

Low Season

  • 11 Jan 2019 - 30 June 2019
  • 1 Dec 2019 - 10 Jan 2020

High Season

  • 1 July 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
Per person sharing NAD 7 848 NAD 10 465
Single supplement NAD 9 811 NAD 13 081
Child rate NAD 2 747 NAD 6 802

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Per person sharing NAD 4 491 NAD 5 990
Single supplement NAD 5 615 NAD 7 487
Child rate NAD 1 572 NAD 3 893


Per person

Lunch pack NAD 246
Lunch NAD 310

Group Activities

Per person

Scheduled AM Game Drives NAD 1 530
Scheduled PM Game Drives NAD 883
Scheduled Nature Walk NAD 321
Scheduled Night Drives NAD 706

Private Game Drive

Per vehicle

NAD 6 003

Etosha National Park Accommodation Location