Ongava Tented Camp
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Etosha National Park is Namibia's premier wildlife destination. Nearly the size of Switzerland, it is certainly one of Africa's largest game parks. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season, while the summer months’ sporadic rainfall produces a profusion of life.
Ongava Tented Camp, built of stone, canvas and thatch, accommodates 16 guests in eight large Meru-style tents. All have en-suite facilities, open-air showers and private verandas. The family unit sleeps four. Activities at this comfortable camp typically take place around the common area with its relaxing bar and swimming pool fronting a much-frequented waterhole.
Ongava's proximity to Etosha allows for game drives to see a plethora of wildlife in both the national park and on the private Ongava Reserve. Species include elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, springbok, gemsbok, kudu and the diminutive Damara dik-dik. Birdlife is prolific, with ostrich and local specials including short-toed rock thrush, Hartlaub’s francolin, Rüppell’s parrot, white-tailed shrike and chestnut weaver. Other activities include guided walks and spending time viewing wildlife from hides. Ongava holds one of the largest rhino custodianships and is one of the few private game reserves where visitors may see both black and white rhino.