Fly today from Damaraland to Etosha National Park.
Ongava Tented Camp is situated towards the centre of the game reserve. It is at the base of the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana Range, meaning “mountain where the boy took the calves”.
Ongava Tented Camp has a bar and dining area built out of rock and thatch. It has a unique, intimate feel to it.
Drinks and dinner can be enjoyed around the open-air fireplace and swimming pool, both of which overlook a busy, floodlit waterhole, situated at eye level in front of the camp.
Black and White Rhino have been seen drinking side-by-side at this waterhole. Lion are also frequent visitors. Many guests have commented that they feel safe here – despite the roaring of lions at night.
Ongava Tented Camp is a small, classic traditional tented camp. There are 9 “Meru” tents, the classic East African style of tent.
Each has a double door to allow for uninterrupted views of the bush and waterhole in front of the camp and every tent has its own covered verandah. The tents have been tastefully furnished, each with its own en-suite thatched bathroom, with flush toilet, and open-air private shower.
Activities include guided walks and night drives around the reserve and game drives during the day into the Etosha National Park. There is also a swimming pool. Ongava Tented Camp. A real bush experience!
Etosha, meaning “Great White Place”, is dominated by a massive mineral pan. The pan is part of the Kalahari Basin, the floor of which was formed around 1,000 million years ago. The Etosha Pan covers around 25% of the National Park. The pan was originally a lake fed by the Kunene River however the course of the river changed thousands of years ago and the lake dried up.
The pan now is a large dusty depression of salt and dusty clay which fills only if the rains are heavy and even then only holds water for a short time. This temporary water in the Etosha Pan attracts thousands of wading birds including impressive flocks of flamingos. The perennial springs along the edges of the Etosha Pan draw large concentrations of wildlife and birds.
A San legend about the formation of the Etosha Pan tells of how a village was raided and everyone but the women slaughtered. One woman was so upset about the death of her family she cried until her tears formed a massive lake. When the lake dried up nothing was left apart from a huge white pan.
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