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Namibia » Etosha » Lodges » Ongava Tented Camp

Ongava Tented Camp is a small, classic traditional tented camp, situated on the Ongava Game Reserve south of Etosha National Park.

The Ongava Reserve has three camps; all situated in a different part of the reserve. Guests can choose the style of accommodation and size of camp that suits them best. The camps are managed independently and each has its own full-time staff, guides, managers and vehicles. Ongava Tented Camp offers an excellent alternative to the popular Ongava Lodge, but for more exclusive accommodation try Little Ongava.

Guests at Ongava Tented Camp sleep in 'Meru' style tents which are the classic East African style of tent. Each tent have double doors to allow for uninterrupted views of the bush and waterhole in front of the camp and every tent has its own covered verandah. The tents have been tastefully furnished each with its own en-suite thatched bathroom with flush toilet and unique open air private shower.

The bar and dining area is built out of rock and thatch and has an intimate feel. Drinks and dinner can be enjoyed around the open air fire place and swimming pool, both of which overlook a productive floodlit waterhole situated at eye level in front of the camp.

Etosha is Namibia's premier game viewing destination and also one of Africa's largest game parks. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season making for exciting game viewing. Species that can be seen year round include elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, springbok, oryx, kudu and the diminutive Damara Dik-Dik.

Birdlife is also good with ostrich and raptors in abundance. Local specials include the Short-toed Rockthrush, Hautlaubs Francolin, Rockrunner, Ruppells Parrot, White-tailed Shrike and Chesnut Weaver.

A highlight at Ongava is that it is one of the few private game reserves in Southern Africa where you have a chance of seeing both black and white rhino. White rhino can be tracked on foot. The Ongava Game Reserve also has a good population of lion, eland, mountain zebra, black faced impala and a number of other antelope species.