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Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This all-inclusive lodge was a great start to our two-week Namibia trip. Lots of nice touches, like welcome drinks, cold towels, and tea-time with posh snacks, and the outings with Salomon were fun and informative. Very friendly staff, especially Sydney. Watching wildlife from the pool and dining area was a treat; we saw all sorts of animals. Well-appointed tent with...

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Cairns Region, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Beautiful watering holes to attract the Big 5 animals and more. Caring and attentive staff and guides. Luxurious accommodations an African Art. Delicious meals and wines. Excellent value! These opinions are from our entire group. We are all very happy :-)

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Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Quite disappointing to have experienced an establishment that has so much potential but is 1) neglected, under-maintained and as if lacking attention, 2) rates are way-to-high for what is offered, 3) plainly overpriced comparing to other establishments in the area, 4) rates itself suggest 'luxury' however there is much to improve to really match what is advertised; Will have to...

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Thank Philip S
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I loved loved loved this place!! Each tent has a beautiful outdoor shower (and an indoor one for those who prefer) but you cannot beat the experience of showering outside with the beautiful landscape before you. The rooms are simple but elegant. The food is delicious and out guide was super knowledgeable. He was like a Rhino whisperer or something....

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Wiesbaden, Germany
Reviewed 13 November 2016

First, the warning: this is a remote location and you will not find all amenities we are used to. foremost, there is no air-condition. We arrived in November when temperatures may reach 35 degree Celsius. Although the tents are lying in the shadow, this can get quite hot. We arrived in the afternoon and were welcomed by the staff with...

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Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the tented camp for three days and it was a terrific experience! Each tent has indoor and outdoor showers and full baths. The watering hole right outside the lobby and dining area provided constant wildlife viewing of all sorts of African animals. The staff is friendly and accommodating for every need. The camp manager, Nona, sets the...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We had one night here and it is a very nice camp but probably a little bit dated compared to some of the tented camps. The afternoon game drive was excellent which is inside the private game reserve. The tented rooms are clean and comfortable with views up to the waterhole. The main camp area looks across onto the waterhole...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Siitting in front of the water hole, you just wait and nearly all animals in the camp come by, You will see them closer as during many game drive. The lodge is very very nice and one can not understand the negative reports about the lodge. You get what you pay for and even more. Rooms are very lovely made,...

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Reno, NV
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Ongava Tented Camp is located in the private Ongava Reserve, not far from the Andersson Gate at the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. The camp offers game drives in both Etosha and the Reserve, giving you the best of two quite different environments. In Etosha, you drive, along with quite a few other visitors, from one water hole to...

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Ongava Tented Camp is located on the private Ongava Reserve bordering Etosha National Park. We visited two nights, 14 and 15 June 2016. This is a small, quiet camp with fantastic wildlife viewing at the waterhole directly in front of the reception tent. Tents were smaller than our previous camps but still spacious enough & comfortable, although the bed linens...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ongava Tented Camp is tucked into a hidden valley at the foot of a dolomite hill in Ongava Game Reserve bordering Etosha National Park. Eight large comfortable Meru-style tents all have en-suite facilities, open air showers and private verandas; the family unit sleeps four. The main area, built of stone, canvas and thatch, fronts onto a much-frequented waterhole; watching wildlife coming to drink from here or from the swimming pool is a favourite pastime.Ongava's proximity to Etosha allows for game drives in the National Park and on the Ongava Reserve itself. Other possibilities include guided walks, birding and spending time in hides. Ongava holds one of the largest rhino custodianships for the Namibian government in the country and is one of the few private game reserves in southern Africa where guests can see both black and white rhino. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ongava Tented Camp

Address: Etosha - Ongava Game Reserve | PO Box 58, Okaukeujo, Etosha National Park 9000, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Oshikoto Region > Etosha National Park
Price Range: $1,385 - $1,906 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ongava Tented Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Room 2 - 4 are close to the water whole”
 of 5 bubbles schmumues, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles AnaChristinaP_13, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had tent with the " donkey" for heating water so always piping hot.”
 of 5 bubbles 899felicityj, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Closer to the water hole the better.”
 of 5 bubbles granville0, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Charge your electronics at a central area in the main lodge”
 of 5 bubbles taxman53, 27 Aug 2015 | Read review
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