With just three suites in the camp, and accommodating a maximum of nine guests per night, Little Ongava is truly the epitome of a unique safari location. Each exquisite thatched-roof suite is masterfully lit with mood lighting, and the various rooms in the stone-built units are separated by a series of wooden sliding doors. In the great tradition of colonial opulence, the bedrooms form the centre of the suites and there is also a dressing room and a large bathroom with a Victorian bath next to a floor-to-ceiling window with unparalleled views. No details were spared and a central plinth made of natural wood holds twin sinks, while both in- and outdoor showers are on offer. The outdoor shower is accessed by a short walkway where a sala (an outdoor daybed) completes the picture.
Each suite also includes a lounge with comfortable armchairs and an open fire, and the glass doors here slide back to reveal a private deck and infinity pool. Should one ever wish to leave your sublime suite, wooden walkways cleverly built around boulders take you to the main area of the lodge, where a massive viewing deck provides a prime spot for sundowners – especially with the nearby waterhole in view. And whether you choose to dine under the stars or inside, every meal is unrushed and relaxed, with the sounds of the bush providing ample entertainment.
Activities on offer include spot-lit night drives, morning drives in Etosha National Park, afternoon drives in the Ongava Reserve and guided safari walks to get up close and personal with the area’s fauna and flora.
Sharing a common boundary with Etosha National Park, Little Ongava is 66 000 acres of private land filled with superior game-viewing opportunities and ultra-luxurious lodgings. Ongava game reserve shares a common boundary with Etosha National Park, nestles on the crest of a hill with wonderful views onto the plains below.
Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus), Ongava Game Reserve, near Etosha National Park, Namibia.