Nestled in the mountains, Ongava Game Reserve shares a boundary with Etosha National Park. The reserve is considered to be one of the finest in Namibia, largely due to the population of white and black rhino.

Arguably one of Namibia’s most exclusive safari experiences and a prime example of triumphant eco-tourism, this 30.000 ha private game reserve will leave you in complete awe of the African bush. Since Ongava’s conception in 1991, their standards for exceptional conservation attempts have turned four unproductive cattle ranches into thriving bushveld. Ongava shares a border with the famed Etosha National Park and features stunning accommodation options with several eco-friendly and community-focused practices in place.

Highlights

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Go on an unforgettable 4x4 safari experience and witness the African bush up close.
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Visit the nearby Etosha National Park for a slight change of scenery.
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Stay up to scratch on your bird identifying skills from your patio or 4x4.
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Look out for both the black and white rhino (an especially rare sighting!).
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See the wild from a different perspective on a guided game walk, or go on a white rhino tracking expedition with a guide.

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Best time to go to Ongava Nature Reserve

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We highly recommend visiting the game reserve in winter, specifically between June and August. These months are optimal for game viewing, as water sources are scarce, and wildlife will be easier to find. March is also a lovely time to visit owing to all the new life you’ll see after the birthing season earlier in the year. Just keep in mind that this is also when the bush will be thriving, making sightings slightly more challenging to see.

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