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Andersson's at Ongava

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Mango Opinion

A stop at the wildlife rich Ongava reserve is a wonderful addition to any trip to Namibia. The camp is a bit more formal in design than it's casual sister camp Ongava Tented but it still offers a lovely intimate feel.

Central to the design of Andersson’s at Ongava is the connection to the wild, and it is most keenly felt at the waterhole and nearby underground photographic hide. Here guests have a water level view of the prolific wild and bird life on Ongava Game Reserve, in a setting that inspires intimacy without intrusion.

The guest suites are designed as a direct extension of the landscape, with a natural stone buttress that draws guests in and engenders a deep sense of place. Using natural elements and luxurious touches, the very spacious and airy suites reflect the environment, while offering guests a climate-controlled sanctuary in the bush. Each suite has a private viewing deck with a 180 degree panorama. The camp has a centrally positioned infinity-edge pool and lots of social areas for gathering together while enjoying the waterhole and wildlife movement right outside of camp.

Wildlife drives are mostly focus in the reserve. However, day trips into the easily accessible Okaukuejo area of Etosha National Park are rewarding with sightings of lion, elephant, gemsbok, springbok, and red hartebeest. The 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. A short walk away with the camp’s bounds is the Ongava Research Centre where resident scientists are at home in the lab and within the Game Reserve.