Little Ongava Camp

Etosha, Namibia

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Little Ongava Camp

Little Ongava is quite possibly Namibia's most luxurious and exclusive safari destination. Perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking a waterhole, Little Ongava is known for its panoramic vistas of the surrounding African savannah.


We Love
  • Ongava Game Reserve was formed by converting four unproductive cattle ranches into a highly productive private game reserve that is now a haven to large concentrations of wildlife.
  • Most general game has been reintroduced onto the property but the most successful reintroduction project here is the white and black rhino project.
  • Ongava Game Reserve is one of the few places in southern Africa where you will have a realistic chance of encountering both of these amazing creatures.
Need to Know
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years and for rhino tracking is 16 years.
  • The Camp has 220v mains electricity in the main areas and rooms.

The Review

The Ongava Game Reserve is unique in that it is one of the few private game reserves in southern Africa where there is a chance of seeing both black and white rhino. For those who enjoy close wildlife encounters, tracking white rhino on foot with a guide is a highlight not to be missed.

Your Stay
This intimate camp has only three spacious suites each with its own plunge pool, en-suite bathroom, ‘sala’, and outdoor ‘al fresco’ shower. These and the lounge and dining area have wonderful views of the waterhole below the camp and the latter lends itself to relaxed, stylish dining under the African sky.

Guests at Little Ongava share a dedicated guide and vehicle, ensuring the best possible nature experience at one of Africa's great wildlife destinations. Day and night wildlife-viewing drives, visiting hides overlooking waterholes, walks and rhino tracking with experienced guides can all be enjoyed exclusively on this reserve. Game drives and day trips into nearby Etosha National Park are also offered.

Etosha National Park is Namibia's premier wildlife destination and one of Africa's largest game reserves. Large herds of wildlife teem around the waterholes and the endless plains offer breathtaking vistas. The Ongava Game Reserve shares a boundary with the Etosha National Park, where smaller game move between the two areas.

Most general game include springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, Burchell's zebra, Hartmann's mountain zebra, waterbuck, red hartebeest, giraffe, eland and the endemic black-faced impala. Elephant can be found in the Park, with lion, leopard, and black and white rhino seen both there and on the reserve.

Birdlife around Little Ongava within the Ongava Game Reserve is prolific, with over 340 species to be seen - amongst them 10 of Namibia's 14 endemic bird species.

Activities at Little Ongava revolve around day and night wildlife-viewing drives, visiting hides that overlook waterholes and walks with experienced guides. A hide at the camp waterhole provides superb photographic opportunities. Guests at Little Ongava share a dedicated guide and Land Rover, ensuring the best possible nature experience at one of Africa's great wildlife destinations.

Getting There

Little Ongava Camp is situated in a private Ongava Game Reserve in northern Namibia along the southern boundary of the Etosha National Park. The Anderson Gate is the closest access to Etosha National Park. It can be reached by air from Windhoek in 1hr 30 mins and from Swakopmund in 1hr 45 mins. The Ongava Airstrip is at an altitude of 3,774ft and is 1,700m long with calcrete surface.

Little Ongava Camp Etosha, Namibia