Accommodation

Camp Onduli

"This modern camp provides a luxurious sleep under the starry skies of Namibia"

Budget level: High-End
Country
Namibia
When to Go
All Year
Property Type
Camp Permanent, Lodge
Location

Situated in the heart of Damaraland in the private concessions of Doro !Nawas Reserve, Onduli Camp blends discreetly with the rugged and desert-like landscape. Overlooking Namibia’s largest mountain, the Brandberg and nestled at the foot of two impressive granite boulders, this property is one of the icons of lodges in Namibia. The surrounding area is characterised by imposing rock formations, rugged hills, partly wooded river valleys, vast savannahs and only 20 minutes away you will find the UNESCO World Heritage Site Twyfelfontein.

Embedded seamlessly into this fascinating landscape are six fully solar powered suites, which surround the main building of the lodge, but with sufficient distance to ensure the privacy of each suite. The accommodations are designed to provide natural ventilation from the gentle breezes of the desert, eliminating the need for conventional air-conditioning.

Each suite has comfortable and large double beds facing the private terrace. As the sliding doors of the suite can be completely opened, it appears as if the accommodation is only covered – so you can enjoy the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets from your luxurious bed. This is further enhanced by the ability to roll the bed out onto the veranda so you can fall asleep overlooking a stunning starry sky. As Damaraland is hardly populated, there are virtually no light sources and you will find one of the most beautiful starry skies in the world!

Private, spacious bathrooms with rain showers are a standard feature of every room, some even have open-air bathrooms. Furthermore, it is possible to upgrade each suite to a family suite if required.

The common areas of the lodge are equally open, warm and modern, offering many comfortable seating areas and places to relax and enjoy. Especially the infinity pool invites you to spend the hot midday hours here and simply admire the view.
In the restaurant of the lodge you will be spoiled every evening with new delicacies and at the campfire you can end the evening with exotic cocktails and exquisite wines.

The leisure facilities are likewise unique. Besides the library, there are many activities that promise adventure and fun.
Besides game drives and nature walks, you have the possibility to go on a bike tour with solar powered electric bikes or to discover the cave paintings of the bushmen.
This is only surpassed by the search for desert adapted elephants in the area, and those who have decided to stay a bit longer even have the chance to go in search of the rare black rhino. A truly unique opportunity that should not be missed.

The minimum stay of two nights should be extended to three or more nights if you have enough time, as this will give you the opportunity to enjoy the stay with all its facets and leisure activities.

 

Please note: Camp Onduli is opening in July 2020

Why we like it

  • The unique scenery of Damaraland surrounds the superbly located lodge.
  • The luxurious and charming suites guarantee a unique stay with fantastic views.
  • A wide range of leisure activities, including the search for elephants and black rhinos.
  • The open-air bathrooms are an experience itself.

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