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Amble, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2016 The accommodation is perfect, fantastic luxury with wonderful views and very high quality service Only 3 villas so there is lots of space Despite January not being the best time of year for game the viewing was excellent and Willy was a great guide taking us both around the reserve and into Etosha If...

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bruxelles
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

The best palce to stay in Namibia All activities are fully included, service is impeccable, 2 game activities per day. There are only 3 gigantic rooms available - all decorated with exquisite taste- overlooking the park. You have a private pool in the room and having only 6 people staying per night gives you lots of privacy. Ongava has its...

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 November 2015

The lodge is just perfect. There are only 3 very spacious bungalows, each far away from the other which means that you have total privacy. There is a lovely bathroom, a sitting room and a bedroom (around 120 m2), outside there is a infinity pool, an outdoor shower and lots of space to relax and have a little nap. The...

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Versailles, France
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

After going through Etosha park from Onguma we arrived in the ongava private reserve just at etosha's gate. You leave your car on a parking and your dedicated guide welcome you, take care of your luggage and bring you to your villa. There are only 3 villas on top of a hill with a view on the reserve. Villas are...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Little Ongava Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Capiou78 for your wonderful review, we are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit us again soon. Little Ongava blends into the rugged silhouette of the Ondundozonanandwana range of hills just south of Etosha National Park. The primary aim of its location and design was to provide a luxurious hilltop sanctuary...

Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Little Ongava Lodge consists of just three detached and very private residencies on the hill top overlooking vast plains within the private game reserve at Ongava. Each lodge has a lounge, bedroom, veranda, plunge pool, outdoor beds and showers, and a bathroom and other facilities to die for ! The decor and furnishings splendid and interesting and are in keeping...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Little Ongava Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Granville O, Thank you for your marvellous review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon. Little Ongava blends into the rugged silhouette of the Ondundozonanandwana range of hills just south of Etosha National Park. The primary aim of its location and design was to provide a...

Sint Maarten, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Reviewed 12 October 2015

we were there ( plus 3 other lodges after = cefema little kulala , wovedance dune) mid september it is a 3 rooms lodge room N° 3 the farthest ( 5 minutes walk going beacause it is going up one way on way back- down = 3' 45 ) room in 3 parts = lounge 50m² , bedroom 40 m²...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Little Ongava Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Patrick c, Thank you for your feedback. Little Ongava is idyllically perched on a rocky outcrop with panoramic vistas of the African savannah stretching for miles to the horizon. Quite possibly Namibia’s most luxurious safari destination, Little Ongava has only three spacious units, offering an intimate and exclusive experience. Each sumptuous unit features its own plunge pool, a sala,...

Cayman Islands
Reviewed 11 September 2015

This is an outstanding property in a great location. so the safari: the guide we had, Willy, was certainly very competent and we had nice sightings in the dusty private reserve. TBH, Etosha was not our cup of tea; we'v been spoiled with Botswana and Zim and other places - but it's worth a look, if not a little zoo...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Little Ongava Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lovesafari222, Thank you for your kind review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time in camp as well as within the Ongava Private Reserve. We appreciate your comments regarding the food offering and staff service levels, we will be sure to pass this along to both the camp and our Training Department to investigate further and make...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Little Ongava Lodge is perched atop a mountain and looks down on a water hole for animal viewing. It is tiny with just three rooms. Room three was the most luxurious and beautiful room I have seen in four trips to Africa. However, I caution you if you can get room one or two do because room three is a...

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Dear Midge B, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we are glad to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us and that the kitchen staff was happily able to meet your dietary requirements. Little Ongava is idyllically perched on a rocky outcrop with panoramic vistas of the African savannah stretching for miles to the horizon. Quite possibly Namibia’s...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Great place to discover Etosha and the Reserve itself, the manager Michael is outstanding, he makes you feel at home with his wonderful warm personality, you feel after 5 minutes that he is your best friend and that you have known him forever, he likes Namibia and his job and runs a great business

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Little Ongava Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Calypso555, Thank you for your amazing feedback on your stay with us and how much you enjoyed your time spent with Michael, we cannot wait to share this brilliant news with him. Little Ongava blends into the rugged silhouette of the Ondundozonanandwana range of hills just south of Etosha National Park. The primary aim of its location and design...

Reviewed 23 March 2015

We spent 3 nights here in February 2015 and loved every minute of it. The drive from the airstrip is only a few minutes and even then we encountered wildlife in the form of an elephant. We stayed in No 3 which is the furthest unit from the main building . It might be a problem if you have difficulty...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Little Ongava Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Clare I, Thank you for your fabulous review, we never tire of reading our guests fond memories of their time spent with us. The beauty of room 3 is you get to enjoy the serenity, it can be quite a walk but the added advantage of spotting the odd animal wondering through. Ongava Game Reserve is one of the...

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Little Ongava is perched on the crest of a hill commanding magnificent vistas of the plains beyond. Arguably Namibia's most civilised and certainly most comfortable accommodation, Little Ongava offers an extraordinary experience as the focal point of an Etosha journey.This intimate camp has only three spacious suites each with its own plunge pool, en-suite bathroom, sala, and outdoor 'al fresco' shower. These and the lounge and dining area have wonderful views of the waterhole below the camp and the latter lends itself to relaxed, stylish dining under the African Sky. Guests at Little Ongava share a dedicated guide and vehicle, ensuring the best possible nature experience at one of Africa's great wildlife destinations. Day and night wildlife-viewing drives, visiting hides overlooking waterholes, walks and rhino tracking with experienced guides can all be enjoyed exclusively on this reserve. Game drives and day trips into nearby Etosha National Park are also offered. ... more   less 

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Address: | Ongava Game Reserve, Etosha National Park 9000, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Oshikoto Region > Etosha National Park
Price Range: RM25,956 - RM48,971 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Little Ongava Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Villa 3 is the most remote, villa 1 is closest to the dining area, though still totally private”
 of 5 bubbles henapower1, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There are only 3 rooms. If you have trouble walking ask for the room closest to the lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles Banditsmom707, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 is the best and most private”
 of 5 bubbles SheilaC277, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 3, furthest from the lodge but most secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles 803dannyw, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Chalet 1 is closest to the main area”
  • Outside shower
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  • Private plunge pool and sala
 of 5 bubbles Frocore, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
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