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Location:Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park

Anderssons at Ongava

Like the ugly duckling among a crew of super-model swans, Anderssons has at last come of age. And what a transformation. Refurbished from the ground up, the all new Anderssons at Ongava is more luxurious, more modern and more spacious than its predecessor on every level.

That said, this rustic old farmstead was never the big attraction. The wildlife and safari experience at Ongava Private Reserve did all the heavy lifting in that respect. And the good news is even the safari experience has had a boost with the opening of the Ongava Research Centre at Anderssons.

Re-opened in April 2019, Anderssons At Ongava is now one of our top choices among the properties on the private Ongava Reserve (see end note). Spacious and elegant, the perfect respite.

Inspired design and complete luxury, this eco-friendly lodge is cutting edge yet modest giving you a special experience with all the added extras, while still making you feel at home. And what’s more? You have the very best opportunities for wildlife viewing from your suite, the sunken observation deck, infinity swimming pool or photographic hide at eye level to the waterhole.

180 degree panoramic views. This is a sanctuary in the African bush, just outside the southern entrance gates of Etosha National Park, so close in fact, this is where it gets its name.

Merged with the surrounds, the idea here is to be one with nature - not entirely novel but a commendable ethos nonetheless. The décor of stone and natural elements, with a neutral palette reiterate the connection with the wilderness around you. The suites almost open up completely to the bush. Just to take it all in.

Birding, flora, hiking, nature, star gazing, wildlife and relaxation. The perfect place to enjoy it all in style and contemporary grandeur. Words simply cannot do it justice.


8 Suites (7 twins & 1 family unit consisting of 2 linked suites) with king size beds; en-suite bathrooms with indoor & outdoor showers; double vanity; lounge, flat screen TV; desk ; air-conditioning; fan; private deck/balcony; mosquito nets; safe; hairdryer; coffee & tea facilities

Main lodge with open-air dining area; bar; lounge; library; open fireplaces; waterhole; photographic hide; sunken observation terrace; curio shop; infinity pool; complimentary WiFi; photographic review nook; Ongava Research Centre with auditorium; secure parking; laundry service

Children of all ages are welcome.


If sitting in the hide and watching wildlife come and go at eye level to the waterhole isn’t where you choose to be all day long, then there are plenty of other activities on offer and enough to make you wish you had more time here.

Bird watching; game drives; guided game/ nature walks; rhino approaching; Ongava Research Centre.

Or simply relax.

Whatever you do, you can be sure to have a true wildlife experience here. A chance to be a part of conservation science and the bigger picture which focuses on the field based research of the resident scientists.

Keep in mind the following with regards to children:

  • All activities will require a private vehicle if children are 12 years old or younger.
  • 13 years is the minimum age for walking activities.
  • 16 years is the minimum age for rhino approaching.


More Accommodation in Ongava Private Nature Reserve

Ongava Private Nature reserve is a first-class, genuine big 5 safari in its own right that shares a fenceless border with Etosha National Park. Here, in this 30,000ha wildlife sanctuary, there are no opening and closing times, no roads and no limits to your game viewing experience.

Ongava offers three other accommodation options each with their own style and price tag; all sharing the same amazing wildlife experience:

  • Ongava Lodge - Classic luxury safari lodge overlooking a waterhole
  • Little Ongava Lodge - Super-luxury, secluded and private safari lodge
  • Ongava Tented Camp - Simple, intimate and very close to nature
  • Anderssons at Ongava - Comfortable, family-friendly safari lodge with research centre

Similar Properties in Etosha National Park

Ongava Lodge

Ongava Game Lodge has a rustic overcoat that fails to conceal its underbelly of luxury and elegance. The 12 enormous thatched chalets each have an en suite bathroom - with a view - and a large verandah looking out over the reserve.

Mushara Lodge

A lavish lodge situated just outside the eastern entrance gate of Etosha National Park. Elegant and sophisticated. Well located. A first choice when looking to explore this side of the park without compromising on a luxury stay.

Mushara Outpost

Attention to detail makes Mushara Outpost the luxury tented camp to stay at on the eastern border of Etosha National Park. Modern. Sophisticated. Pure comfort and tranquility.

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