Ongava Game Reserve, Etosha

Anderssons at Ongava


Contemporary eco retreat

In a privately-owned, 30,000 hectare game reserve on the southern boundary of Etosha National Park, Anderssons at Ongava is a contemporary lodge designed as a direct extension of the wild landscape that surrounds it.

Seven suites and one family unit are generously sized and kitted out, with double indoor shower and outdoor showers, huge beds and even bigger views from their decked areas.
The generously proportioned suites continue the theme of discovery with décor that lends itself to a naturalist’s home. Scientific tomes, journals and a curated collection of published papers, and a digital archive are available to further pique one’s curiosity.

In the shared areas, like the bar, lounge and dining spaces, swooping wooden beams frame the panoramic landscape and neighbouring waterhole. For an even closer encounter, head to the lodge’s wildlife hide and to learn about conservation on the reserve, visit the Ongava Research Centre.


At a glance

  • Seven suites and one family unit

  • Infinity pool

  • Dining area, lounge and bar

  • Waterhole and viewing hide

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    Game drives in Ongava Game Reserve

    Join an expert guide for day and evening game drives through the reserve. Ongava is known for its rhinos and lions, as well as antelope like black-faced impalas.

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    Excursions into Etosha National Park

    Take a full or half-day guided tour into Etosha National Park. These trips can include visits to the saltpan and the perennial springs which provide the water that sustains the big game and elephant populations in the park.

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    Guided nature walks

    Head out on a fascinating walk with a guide who will introduce you to the many small and large creatures that call the area home. You may even be fortunate enough to approach white rhinos.


Ongava Research Centre focuses on protecting the many rare and endangered species of animals found in Ongava Game Reserve. Extensive research into the genetics of the resident rhino population has been conducted and has proved valuable not only to Namibia, but also to other African countries. The analysis of the Ongava populations has directly aided conservation efforts, and your support helps them to continue this important work. The research and habitat management goes beyond the rhinos, and sees the reserve’s natural resources being carefully guarded for all other species as well to ensure they are given every opportunity to thrive.

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