Game drives in Ongava Private Reserve – Etosha National Park

Where and When
Safaris take place inside the Ongava Private Game Reserve. The local camps also offer one morning safari in the Etosha National Park. All year round.
The safaris take place at dawn and dusk when the animals are most active. The duration of the activity can vary based on daylight hours and wildlife sightings but generally speaking each safari is about 3 to 4 hours.
4x4 Safari
You depart for a safari after breakfast and return around noon. There is some free time after lunch. In the afternoon you will go on a safari again. You return to the camp at sunset and just in time for a pre-dinner snack. Each day's activities vary depending on the number of nights spent at each camp and the activities on offer.
More information
Safaris are scheduled by the camp and normally a single safari takes place in the Etosha National Park in the morning and the rest of the safaris in the Ongava Private Reserve. In Ongava Private Reserve, 4×4 safaris follow the trails marked by the 4×4 themselves, so getting close to the fauna is much more likely than in Etosh. Only camp guests of Ongava Private reserve are the ones who can explore this private protected area, so they will find many fewer vehicles and will be able to spend more time observing the fauna. Game drives are scheduled by the camp and can be done in the morning and in the afternoon. The camp staff is in charge of scheduling the daily activities depending on the number of nights you spend here, so this information should be considered as a guideline. Inside the Etosha National Park, the safaris are carried out following the gravel roads that cross this park and that pass near different waterholes.
Southern winter - dry season:
During this season the wildlife is concentrated around the waterholes looking for water. The traffic of conventional vehicles and/or 4×4 vehicles is very high in this season, so you should take into account that it is possible that in order to have a good position in front of the waterholes , you have to wait some vehicles move.
Southern summer - wet season:
During the southern summer months, the rainy season, the animals find water in other areas besides the waterholes, in addition to the fact that in some areas the leaves of the trees have appeared and further limit visibility. This is the season that Etosha receives fewer visitors.