Ongula Homestead Lodge

The Story

Ongula Village Homestead Lodge is situated in the heart of the Ovamboland, north of Etosha National Park and 40 km north of Ondangwa. Communal tourism in this area is still in its infancy; however, an increasing number of indigenous people are starting to get actively involved. One such example is Hilya Nghiwete, the owner of Ongula Village Homestead Lodge. Built within the boundaries of an active homestead, Ongula is the first lodge in Namibia to introduce visitors to the authentic, traditional lifestyle of the Ovambo (the largest cultural group in the country), its beauty, simplicity and dignity. Find yourself at the heart of a hospitable, rural community, whose humbleness and welcoming attitude to visitors is part of their traditional culture.

  • 4 en-suite rondawels plus 1 en-suite family rondawel
  • Max. guests: 12
  • Air cooler
  • Wi-Fi in restaurant & bar area
  • Tea & coffee station
  • Mosquito nets are available on request
  • No swimming pool
  • Solar powered
  • Restaurant
Ongula Homestead Lodge

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“Very special place, simple, artistic and promotes Oshiwambo cultural awareness. For me it’s a good development for the village of Ongula and really amazing for visitors, especially from outside Namibia. I would definitely recommend it anytime. Good menu selection and excellent service. Keep up the good work.”

“Lovely environment, beautiful rondawels to stay in and great traditional food. Had a very interesting homestead visit with a very knowledgeable guide, Erik. Watched ladies making traditional pots and marula oil. Fab all round.”