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The private Ongava Game Reserve adjacent to Etosha National Park, has long been the luxury, exclusive option in this region of central Etosha. Anderssons Camp has long been a favourite of ours here at Wayfairer Travel and we have always particularly enjoyed it’s sunken hide, giving eye level viewing of animals at the productive camp waterhole.
Anderssons Camp was recently completely rebuilt and re-opened in April 2019, the hide is retained and along with eight luxurious suites the Ongava Research Centre (ORC) has been added. This is unique in Namibia and provides an interactive hub for guests to learn and even contribute to the research work being carried out by resident scientists, visiting researches and conservation professionals.
If you can manage to drag yourself away from the lavish suites, ORC and the camp’s waterholes then activities are on offer to explore the 30,000 hectare private game reserve by vehicle or on foot or the nearby national park. For those 16 years or older if you encounter a white rhino on the Ongava Reserve and if you are guide judges the conditions to be suitable you are able to approach on foot, an exhilarating experience!
Forays into Etosha National Park are also easy as the lodge is not far away from the main entrance gate into the park, it is possible to do this independently in your own vehicle or head out on a trip with the expert guides from the lodge.
The design of the camp draws it’s inspiration from the wild surrounds and the suites are intended to be an extension of the natural landscape. The spacious rooms are climate controlled with a private viewing deck, giving a 180-degree panoramic view. Relevant books, scientific papers and journals are intended to deepen your connection to the safari experience and the lounge area in each suite looking out through the large windows are the perfect place to flick through these.
At the main area the connection to the wild continues with the stunning underground hide. This is accessed through a tunnel and gives a waterhole level view of a diverse array of animals and birds as they come to drink or bathe. With comfortable seats and even a water cooler it is easy to enjoy a few hours here as you enjoy the steady parade of animals in front of you. For keen photographers in the main area along there is a photographic nook where you can review and edit images and with complimentary WiFi perhaps even share a couple with your friends or family. After enjoying the hide, the research centre and the safari activities, if you still have time there is a central infinity pool, which is especially inviting in the warmer summer months.
A sunken hide, infinity pool, Ongava Research Centre, WiFi, spacious suites, observation terrace. Activities on offer include game drives, bush walks and the rhino approach.
Both undercover and open-air dining areas cater for all seasons and the central fire-pit is a social area to swap stories and sightings from the day with other guests.
The ORC provides an opportunity for guests to learn more about the ongoing research and conservation that happening on the Ongava Reserve and more widely in Namibia. Therefore fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of the challenges and tasks involved in carrying out this essential work. This is provided by a self-guided exhibition area as well as an adjacent 36-aet auditorium for interactive presentations and discussions.
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