Bordering the southwestern edge of Etosha National Park’s immense salt pan, Ongava Reserve is rugged mix of mopane woodland, grassland and waterholes, overlooked by a chain of dolomite hills.
Regarded as one of the finest private reserves in the region, it’s 324 square km (125 square miles) is home to rich concentration of wildlife such as lion, elephants, giraffes, several species of antelope including rare black-faced impala. Ongava is also one of the best places to spot both white and black rhino, the reserve being a leading centre in their conservation.
As well as game drives and guided rhino tracking walks in the reserve, there are hides providing fabulous photographic encounters, incredible sundowners and plenty of time to relax letting the wildlife come to you. You can also venture out on half and full day excursions into Etosha, meaning you get to see it’s incredible vistas before returning to your exclusive luxury lodge rather than stay in government run accommodation within the park
There are four places to stay in Ongava Reserve; the Main Lodge and three private villas of Little Ongava perched atop a hill with fabulous views, and the classic Tented Camp and family-friendly Andersson’s Camp in the woodland below.