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Little Ongava

Etosha - Namibia

Little Ongava is the most exclusive of the 3 Ongava Lodges and one of the most up-market of it's kind in Namibia. The Ongava Game Reserve location, a private 30,000ha game reserve, is adjacent to the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. A worthwhile wildlife destination in it's own right, Little Ongava is the perfect launchpad for safaris into Etosha itself.

The lodge is built along a crest of a hill, with wonderful views onto the plains below. Little Ongava's main area houses the restaurant and bar. It lends itself to relaxed, stylish dining under a star or moonlit Namibian sky. This section of the lodge has the best views of the the near-by waterhole.

Accommodation at Little Ongava comprises of three spacious suites. Each has it's own en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, fan, tea/coffee station, mini-bar and an in-room safe. Mosquito nets are fitted to the windows. Outside there is a plunge pool, an additional outdoor shower, and a 'sala' for you to unwind. There is 24hr (220v) mains electricity supply.

The Ongava Reserve has resident white and black rhino. Take the opportunity to see both of these rare animals on one of the Reserve's guided tours. Lion, elephant, cheetah, oryx, springbok and hartebeest can also be seen at both the Reserve and Etosha Park. Guests at Little Ongava share a dedicated guide and Land Rover, ensuring the optimum nature experience at one of Africa's great wildlife destinations.

Activities include day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles into the Okaukuejo area of Etosha National Park. The Reserve also has it's own hides and walks with armed guides.

The reserve attracts many species of bird including 10 of Namibia's endemic or near-endemic species such as the violet wood-hoopoe, carp's tit, red-necked falcon and bare-cheeked babbler. The Namaqua sandgrouse, short-toed rock thrush, acacia pied barbet, double-banded courser and yellow-bellied eremomela can also be observed.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Little Ongava: Relaxing At Pool
  • Little Ongava: Bedroom
  • Little Ongava: Etosha Waterhole
  • Little Ongava: Interior
  • Little Ongava: Suite Entrance
  • Little Ongava: Kudu
  • Little Ongava: Lion At Night
  • Little Ongava: Little Ongava View
  • Little Ongava: Lounge
  • Little Ongava: Bathroom
  • Little Ongava: Room Interior
  • Little Ongava: Gunineafowl And Jackel
  • Little Ongava: Suite
  • Little Ongava: Suite Bathroom
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Game drives Ongava
Their open-topped vehicles are ideal for game viewing around Onguma Reserve usually conducted in the afternoon.
Game drives Etosha National Park
Full or half-day 4WD safaris into Etosha National Park can be organized. These centre around morning drives and waterholes close to Okaukuejo Restcamp.
Guided walking safaris
Trained and armed guides will lead you through reserve with the focus being on tracking white rhino. Many other mammals will be encountered along the way.
Night drives
The appearance of nocturnal creatures at night offer a completely different experience.
Let the animals come to you in a hide near the camp presenting numerous photographic opportunities.
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Directions to the lodge

Little Ongava is situated close to the Andersson Gate entrance to Etosha (south of Okaukuejo) on the C38

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Anderssons Camp

A mid market lodge, situated on the Ongava Private Reserve, very close to the main, Andersson, entrance to Etosha Park

Dolomite Camp

On a small hill on the extreme western side of Etosha - Dolomite is the newest (and fifth camp) to open within the park boundaries. It is a smaller lodge as opposed to the traditional resort feel of the other camps within the park

Eagle Tented Camp

Value for money accommodation in a well designed tented camp

Epacha Game Lodge and Spa

Traditional slightly formal up-market lodge. Situated on same property as Eagle Tented Camp

Etosha Safari Camp

Only 10km's from the park, Etosha Safari Camp offers good quality budget accommodation

Etosha Safari Lodge

Within 10km of the Etosha entrance this mid-range lodge offers an ideal base from which to explore the park

Etosha Village

40 Room lodge only 4km from the park. Offers self catering units and a restaurant

Etotongwe Lodge

Etotongwe Lodge is situated in the northern Namibian town of Outjo. This is 94kms south of the world-famous Etosha NP. Stopover here on your way to explore the country's most visited tourist attraction.


One of the five camps situated inside the park, generally less popular with visitors than Okaukuejo or Namutoni but has the advantage of a secluded quiet spot lit waterhole

Hobatere Lodge

On the far western edge of the park, just outside the Galton Gate, this is an excellent location to explore Etosha, Damaraland and the remote Kaokoland area

Little Ongava

Luxury accommodation, each unit with private pool, great place to spoil yourself. Guided tours on private nature reserve and inside Etosha Park

Mondjila Safari Camp

Value for money self drive option situated 32km from the park

Mopane Village Etosha

Accommodation in permanently erected tents, 14km south of the park


Extremely popular and busy accommodation inside the park with a good spot-lit waterhole, great choice if location is deciding factor on where to stay

Olifantsrus Campsite

A brand new campsite inside Etosha Park. No accommodation is available here and this only caters for self-sufficient campers. A highlight of the camp is the unique hide which overlooks the camps waterhole

Ongava Lodge

Upmarket accommodation, situated on private game reserve with easy access to the National Park

Ongava Tented Camp

On the same property as Ongava Lodge, but offering a more traditional tented safari style experience

Toshari Lodge

Once called Etosha Gateway lodge this is a budget accommodation option which has recently been renovated.

Vreugde Guest Farm

This small family owned and managed guest farm is situated in easy driving distance of Etosha. The tranquil gardens and homely atmosphere make for a relaxed stay far from the crowds of the more commercial lodges

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