We are the next generation, committed to protecting and savoring life in all its natural wonder.
Restoring the land and reintroducing wildlife, sharing laughter and a sense of wonder with our guests, creating a partnership for protection that is vital for the health of the planet and our souls.
Authentic. Essential. Ongava – eco-tourism for the next generation.
Soft air, crackling with bird song and a chorus of lion roars is just a small, spectacular part of the Ongava experience. Tracking rhinos on foot, game drives into the fabled Etosha National Park, nights spent around the fire, watching as some of the world’s most elusive and endangered animals drink at subtly-lit waterholes. This is your chance to be immersed in the wild.
Ongava Game Reserve provides our visitors with the ultimate in accommodation, offering comfort, luxury and a connection to the earth.
Each lodge on Ongava has its own unique style, layout and atmosphere; but all offer the same wonderful sense of luxurious seclusion. Built from local materials in traditional fashion, they blend tastefully into the surrounding landscape, allowing visitors to feel at one with nature.
Spacious lounge areas, reflecting the colours and textures of the African bush, invite guests to relax, enjoy a drink from the bar, or simply gaze out into the distance and be surprised as Ongava’s spectacular wildlife emerges from the bush.
Every guest suite is individually designed and appointed to the highest levels of quality and comfort, and our dedicated guides and catering staff are always available to ensure that your stay at Ongava is unforgettable.
Our experienced guides are carefully selected, fully trained in first aid and firearms use, and ensuring safety at all times.
With an intimate knowledge of the land and its wildlife, including 100 different mammal species found at Ongava, our guides share their understanding and love of the wild. Their passion for the wild is contagious, helping our guests to create a renewed sense of wonder and a wealth of unforgettable memories.
In 1991, several families invested in the future by turning four unproductive cattle ranches in Northern Namibia into a prolific 30,000-hectare private game reserve that is now a haven to large concentrations of wildlife.
Where lions were once shot on sight, Ongava is now home to several prides that are the hunters, not the hunted. Rhino populations are not only protected, they are understood, with a major genetics study revealing paternity and guiding decisions that encourage the prosperity of the species.
Sharing a common boundary with the Etosha National Park, Ongava is considered one of the finest private game reserves in the region, enjoying global recognition for exceptional conservation, ground breaking research and exciting safari adventures.
Experience Ongava – eco-tourism for the next generation.