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Ongava
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Welcome to the Realm of the Rhino

On the edge of Etosha Pan, in the heart of one of Africa’s last great wilderness areas, lies a place of sanctuary and renewal, where the balance of nature has been restored.

Ongava, the Realm of the Rhino.

Here, in a vast private reserve that was once unproductive farmland, this magnificent creature roams free, in the company of lion, elephant, leopard, and an abundance of other species.

Here too, we offer our guests an unparalleled experience of luxury, awe, and wonder, an escape from the pressures of the world outside, and a haven of conversation for future generations.

In the Realm of the Rhino, a close-up encounter sets the senses a-tingle at the wonder of nature on the move.
In the Realm of the Rhino, a close-up encounter sets the senses a-tingle at the wonder of nature on the move.
From the grassroots to the infinite sky, every little detail of the land has a story to tell.
From the grassroots to the infinite sky, every little detail of the land has a story to tell.
In shifts of colour and motion, an ancient landscape unfolds to its own eternal rhythms.
In shifts of colour and motion, an ancient landscape unfolds to its own eternal rhythms.
Bridging continents, languages, and cultures, the bush brings people together in nature’s good company.
Bridging continents, languages, and cultures, the bush brings people together in nature’s good company.
Escape into a Symphony of the Senses

Each of our four luxury lodges is designed to complement the spirit and beauty of the African bush, to dwell in harmony with nature’s untamed tapestry, and to evoke in each guest the ultimate sense of a sojourn in the wild.

A sense of quiet belonging.

On what was once arid farmland, a teeming congregation of game bears testimony to nature’s wild revival.
On what was once arid farmland, a teeming congregation of game bears testimony to nature’s wild revival.
At One with the Wonders of Nature

Ongava weaves its spell in the epiphany of a common destiny.

In all its raw beauty, in all its abundance and diversity, this ecosystem we call "nature" is embedded in our nature too.

Every encounter, on vehicle or on foot, in the sanctuary of a hide or from the outlook of a lodge, is an experience that brings the life of the wild to light.

And makes you feel that you, too, are at home in this place.

On a 360-degree journey of learning and enlightenment, the Ongava Discovery Centre adds new dimensions of knowledge to your bush experience.
On a 360-degree journey of learning and enlightenment, the Ongava Discovery Centre adds new dimensions of knowledge to your bush experience.
Shining a light on the ways of the wild

The bush is a treasure chest of knowledge.

The more we understand its ways, the more we learn about the habits and habitats of its creatures, the better we can balance and manage its needs.

And the more we share our insights, observations, and findings, the more we will stir in others the curiosity to carry on exploring, learning, and conserving.

Join us in exploring the groundbreaking work our independent scientists and researchers are doing, on-site and in the field at Ongava.

In the company of an expert guide, tread lightly on the land, and feel its pulse with every fibre of your being.
In the company of an expert guide, tread lightly on the land, and feel its pulse with every fibre of your being.
Live the wild life at Ongava

By putting nature first at Ongava, we set the scene for a renewed understanding and appreciation of the importance of wildlife conversation.

Our guests are able to savour a unique experience of the African bush, getting to know its remarkable fauna and flora through close-up encounters.

Our focus on research, with the independently funded Ongava Research Centre as a hub, allows us to share what we’re learning, in the best interests of the natural environment and the future of safe and responsible ecotourism.

Explore what we are learning and how we are responding to the needs of the planet

Building partnerships in research and conservation

We have formed research and conservation partnerships with local and international organisations, to better understand the environment and help to meet its needs.

Supporting local communities

We are working on sustainable development projects that will help to support local communities, while ensuring the conservation and protection of the environment.

Conserving and protecting wildlife

As a private game reserve, we are implementing a range of measures to safeguard and protect our precious wildlife species.

Keeping a close watch on the land

Through our ecological monitoring and research activities, we aim to understand the impact of human activities on the environment, and learn how to best to protect and conserve the wildlife in the region.

Indulge in a Life of Luxury in the Wild

At Ongava, you can spend your day in the wide-open spaces of the wild, and come home to the embrace of comfort and luxury.

Our four lodges, distinctive in style and character, have been carefully designed to harmonise with the landscape that surrounds and inspires them. Each is a special retreat that will advance your appreciation of nature.

A place to call your own, in the Realm of the Rhino.

Ongava Tented Camp

Recapture the roots of adventure in comfort and style

9 RoomsFrom N$ 13,826 / person / night FI in high season
Classic Meru-style tents
Dining area overlooking waterhole
Close proximity to wildlife
Evening campfire viewing deck
Pool overlooking waterhole

Anderssons at Ongava

A touch of Mediterranean flair in the heart of the bushveld

9 RoomsFrom N$ 18,434 / person / night FI in high season
Natural stone suites
Live waterhole feed in room
Viewing & photography hide
Infinity edge pool
180 Degree viewing deck