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Etosha National Park, Ongava lodge, Namibia, Africa

Updated on January 20, 2015

Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

Etosha National Park, in Namibia is one of Sub Saharan Africa's finest Safari destinations: An excellent place for game viewing and especially for ornothiligists.


Ongava lodge, next to Etosha National Park entrance is one of the best places to stay in the area: a luxury lodge, with extensive grounds on which wildlife can be viewed in the luxury of of small group safaris or from the bar.

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Ongava Lodge, Etosha

Ongava Lodge is a short drive from Swakopmund via Otjiwarongo and Outjo. Tarmac roads make the drive somewhat easier than driving through the Kalahari, although an occasional ostrich, kudu and monkeys keep the driver alert.

On arrival at the lodge we were greeted by the friendly staff with cold towels and drinks then shown the thatched hut with balcony overlooking the water hole, then immediately ushered into a Land Rover for our first game drive. We saw a female white-rhino with a baby very near-by and the guide whispered, "This is the most aggressive animal in Africa. If it sees you it will attack... so, lets get out of the car, and who wants a Gin and Tonic?" We watched the sunset with our sun-downers. A magical experience, and possibly the best G&T I have ever had. Back to the lodge and restaurant for dinner and more wildlife watching from the bar. From the lodge, during the day it is possible to do game drives in Etosha Park next door where lions, antelope, elephants, zebra, lots of birds and the occasional squirrel may be seen. You can also get just as good a view from the bar/lodge in wonderful relaxing surroundings. This is an absolutely wonderful place to stay.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

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      silvia2009 7 years ago

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      Andy 7 years ago from London, England

      I have added a Travelogue lens as suggested by JaguarJulie: Here is the Travelogue spanning 20+ years

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      Andy 7 years ago from London, England

      @julieannbrady: Hi Julie. That's an excellent idea. It could take a while, but could be fun. I have a map next to me now with a pin in it for each place I have been to and there are several hundred pins in it (which implies that there are a few travel lenses I haven't done yet)

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      Andy, with all your travel lenses, I think it would be cool to see a timeline travelogue for the dates your visited all the places you've written about.