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.

UNLEASH IT: PERCHED ON A HILL WITH MAGNIFICENT VISTAS OF THE PLAINS BEYOND.
 

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.

Wildlife
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.

Experience
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

Little Ongava Camp

Rating                         Premier Camp
Type                           Safari Lodge
No of rooms                 3
Max Occupants             6 guests plus tour leader
Interests                      Wildlife, Nature, Birding
Location                      Ongava Game Reserve


Standard Tents
There are three luxury units and one single bedded guide/pilot room.

Leader/Guide Tent
There is one single guide room at Little Ongava; however additional guide accommodation is available at Ongava Lodge in two twin-bed guide rooms (not the same standard as a guest room)

Accommodation in this camp can also be combined with Ongava Lodge (Classic style) and/or Ongava Tented Camp (Classic style) to increase capacity for larger groups.

Accommodation details
There are two units with twin beds (which can be converted into double beds) and a third has a king size bed. Luxury tents have en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, double basins and bath with a view. Soap, shampoo, body lotion, hairdryer, torch and insect repellent are supplied. Bedroom is air-conditioned and sitting room has your own viewing deck. Tea / coffee making facilities, Bar fridge and safe are provided. Each room has a private sala and plunge pool. In-room dining can be arranged.

Camp Description
The camp is built on the crest of a hill with wonderful views across the plains. There is a stylish lounge with fireplace and a viewing deck over waterhole. Dining under the stars or under thatch

Electricity & Water
Electricity is 220v mains in the main areas and rooms. Should you need an adaptor plug for a special appliance, please enquire at reception. Video battery recharging facilities are available please bring spare battery and adaptors. Geyser heated water


Activities

Game drives on the Ongava Reserve in 1 x 8-seater open Land Rover (7 “window” seats)
Half and full day excursions into Etosha National Park
Guided walks (white rhino can be tracked on foot – minimum age 16 years)

Suggested Daily Activity Schedule
Morning wakeup at 0530h. Continental buffet breakfast and depart for Etosha National Park (approximately 30 min drive). Return to the lodge for lunch and siesta time. Afternoon tea and take a Nature drive on the Ongava property with sundowners. Dinner in the dining area or outside overlooking the floodlit waterhole.

Seasons
    Festive Season: 20 December 2013 to 10 January 2014
    Low Season: 11 January 2013 to 14 June 2013 & 01 November 2013 to 19 December 2013
    High Season: 15 June 2013 to 31 October 2013


Policies

Child Policy
    Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
    For families travelling with children between 6 and 12 years, private activities need to be booked and paid for.
    Children between 6 and 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same room.
    The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years and for rhino tracking it is 16 years.

Other Policies
    Local drinks are included.
    Daily service is included in the nightly tariff
    Payment can be affected by cash, Travellers Cheques or Visa/MasterCard.

Taxes and fees
    All taxes and fees imposed by the property, unless otherwise noted, will be added at the time of purchase on AwimAway.
    Guests are responsible for all incidental charges during their stay (e.g., room service, minibar, in-room movies, etc).
    A 10 percent per night service charge will be collected at the AwimAway checkout.

Additional Services
    Rates quoted for additional fees and services are subject to change due to currency conversion.
    Please indicate any requests for additional services to include, airport transfers or city tours in the ‘Tell us more’ field on the contact us page or call AwimAway.com on 0208 350 6199.

Check in & Check out
    Check in:           2:00 PM
    Check out:       12:00 PM
    Minimum stay:      1 night

 

Ongava Game Reserve

On the southern boundary of Etosha National Park and forming a buffer to the Park lies Ongava Game Reserve, a 3o 000-hectare private reserve. It is a haven to large concentrations of wildlife: notably lion, wildebeest, springbok, gemsbok, Hartmann's mountain zebra, red hartebeest, giraffe, eland and the larg¬est population of the endemic black-faced impala outside of Etosha. The Reserve is also known for the successful reintroduction of white and black rhino.

Birdlife
Bird life is prolific with 340 species seen, amongst them ten of Namibia's 14 endemic bird species including White-tailed Shrike, Short-toed Rock Thrush, Hartlaub's Francolin, Ruppell's Parrot and raptors in abundance. Ongava also provides easy access to the prime game viewing areas of western Etosha, Namibia's premier wildlife destination.

Gratuity Schedule
The following is the suggested gratuity schedule only and is subject to service standards:
Guides – £6.00 per person per day
General Camp Staff – £3.00 per person per day
Specialist Guides (if applicable) – £6.00 per person per day


When to go

The summer months between November and April bring rain and turn the country green, occasionally bringing floods to the desert. But December can be rewarding for game viewing in Etosha and bird watching in Caprivi Strip (Zambezi Region) though danger from Malaria persists. The region is best avoided in the peak wet months of January and February.

The winter months between May to October are the best for seeing the dramatic sand dunes at Sossusvlei and game viewing - especially in Etosha National Park. The skies are clear, the risk of malaria is at its lowest, and animals are increasingly concentrated around water the waterholes as the dry season wears on. The months of June and July can have freezing night time temperatures while September and October can be extremely hot.

Visa
All visitors require a passport for entry into Namibia, which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended stay in the county, and have sufficient pages for entry and exit stamps. All visitors must also have a valid return ticket. You require a passport valid for the next 6 months with two completed visa application forms, two passport photographs and a copy of airline tickets/itinerary.

Health
You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while travelling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel. Check with your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.


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.