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Etosha National Park, Ongava lodge, Namibia, Africa
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.
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Map of Namibia - Where is Etosha National Park?
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.