Anderssons at Ongava
Anderssons at Ongava is a contemporary style lodge set near Namibia's Etosha National Park. Once a farmstead, it has been tastefully rebuilt to modern-day standards. Located near a busy waterhole in the Ongava Game Reserve, it provides a good chance of seeing Ongava's white and black rhino. The old farmhouse now forms the main area of Andersson's Camp around which are 18 tents, built with calcrete stone cladding, canvas and wood, with a small veranda.
Etosha is Namibia’s premier game viewing destination located close to the Andersson's Camp. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season, making for exciting wildlife viewing. Most are present on Ongava Reserve and include springbok, wildebeest, zebra, waterbuck, giraffe and the endemic black-faced impala. Lion and both black and white rhino can be seen. Birding is also good with Ostrich, Kori Bustard and raptors like Greater Kestrel in abundance.
Anderssons at Ongava's close proximity to Etosha Pan is ideal for full-day self-drives or guided drives into the Etosha National Park to take in the plethora of game found here. But the real highlight here is the hide, accessed by tunnel and getting you within a couple of metres of a waterhole offering incredible views of the wildlife, and fantastic for photography.
Anderssons at Ongava ETOSHA, NAMIBIA
Stay Anderssons at Ongava is an Adventure Safari Lodge with 18 luxurious tents with a capacity for 40 guests. The canvas tents are on a wooden deck with double door entry to allow for an uninterrupted view of the bush. These include two family units, each comprising two separate rooms joined by a boardwalk with a shared entrance. Each tent has a natural stone en-suite bathroom with flush toilet, basin and open-air shower.
The Camp Anderssons at Ongava is a recycled farmstead which forms the anchor of the main area fronting onto a thriving waterhole. Main area comprises an under-cover and open-air dining area, a spacious lounge and bar. There is a pool and two open fireplaces adjacent to the lounge area. Power is supplied by National grid. Fans and lights in tents powered by 12v solar power.
ChildCare Children of 6 years and above are welcome to stay at the Andersson’s Camp and partake in activities with all other guests. Children below 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same room. The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years. Trained babysitters and child-minders are available on request. Other services include games, a splash pool and kids menus.
Safari Etosha National Park is Namibia's premier wildlife destination. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season, whilst the summer months' sporadic rainfall produces a profusion of new life - with pronking baby springbok and comical young wildebeest. Activities at the Andersson's Camp include morning and afternoon/evening game drives on the Ongava Game Reserve and/or in Etosha National Park.
Experience Bird life around the Anderssons at Ongava 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.
Location Anderssons at Ongava is situated in northern Namibia along the southern boundary of the Etosha National Park. It is located in the 30,000 hectare Ongava Game Reserve and close to Anderson Gate of the Etosha National Park.
Getting There It can be reached by air from Windhoek in 1 hr 30 mins or from Swakopmun in 1 hr 45 mins. Alternatively, it can be reached by approximately a 7-hour drive from Windhoek.
When to go 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 the waterholes. Summer months between November and April bring rain, when migratory birds flock into the Etosha park's many habitats followed by bird watching in December in Caprivi Strip (Zambezi Region).