Little Ongava Camp

Etosha, Namibia

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Little Ongava Camp


Little Ongava is a safari lodge, set near Namibia's Etosha National Park with sweeping views of the African savannah. Located in the Ongava Game Reserve, 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. This intimate Little Ongava Camp has only three spacious suites, each with its own plunge pool, with wonderful views of a waterhole.

Large herds of wildlife teem around the waterholes and the endless plains offer breath-taking vistas. Most general game around Little Ongava include springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, Burchell and 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. Birdlife within the Ongava Game Reserve is prolific, with over 340 species seen.

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.

We Love
  • Ongava Game Reserve has converted unproductive land into successful private game reserve
  • Most game has been reintroduced here including the white and black rhino
  • Today you can track both white and black rhino on foot in the company of guides
  • Each suite in Little Ongava has its own plunge pool and sala 
Need to Know
  • Little Ongava is a Premier Safari Lodge with just three luxurious tents 
  • Activities undertaken are birding, nature walks and wildlife watching
  • It is located in Ongava Game Reserve, central-north Namibia
  • Best for Honeymoon, Adventure, Wildlife, Eco-tourism


Stay Little Ongava is a Premier Safari Lodge with 3 luxurious tents with a capacity for 6 guests. There are two units with twin 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. Bedroom is air-conditioned and sitting room has your own viewing deck. Each room has a private sala and plunge pool. In-room dining can be arranged.

The Camp The Little Ongava 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. The Camp has 220v mains electricity in the main areas and rooms.

ChildCare Children of 7 years and above are welcome to stay at the Little Ongava, but there are no specific facilities available. The minimum age for walking activities is 12 years. Children between 12 and 16 years will only be allowed on walks at the discretion of the guide.

Safari Game drives in Etosha and Ongava Reserve and walks are with an armed guide. Night game drives are offered on the Ongava concession. White Rhino can be tracked on foot. Also, full day excursions into Etosha National Park (subject to availability of vehicles). Guests at Little Ongava share a dedicated guide and Land Rover ensuring the optimum nature experience.

Experience Bird life near Little 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.

Little Ongava Camp Etosha, Namibia

Location Little Ongava Camp is situated in a private Ongava Game Reserve in northern Namibia along the southern boundary of the Etosha National Park. Set on the crest of a hill, the lodge overlooks the private 300km2 game reserve that borders Etosha National Park to the south and boasts a wide range of wildlife including lion and rhino.

Getting There The best way to reach Little Ongava Camp is from Windhoek reached by international flight via Johannesburg. It can be reached by light aircraft flight to Ongava's private airstrip from Windhoek in 1-hour 30-minutess and from Swakopmund in 1-hour 45-minutes. A member of staff will meet you on arrival and transfer you to the camp. Self-drive from Windhoek takes approximately 4 hours 30 minutes.

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).