Overview

Onduli Ridge, named after the resident giraffe of the area, is built at the base of two south facing granite outcrops which are connected by a ridge. This location allows for magnificent views of Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg, to the south and the dispersed cathedral-like granite inselbergs to the north.  The six suites are hidden amongst the granite boulders that nestle the camp and the more temperate climate of central Damaraland allows for naturally ventilated suites, partial open-air bathrooms and largely open communal areas. The camp is designed to maximise the views of this most extraordinary landscape and every space becomes a viewpoint whether from the bed, the desk or the bathroom. Louvered shutters can be opened completely, blurring the lines between the indoors and nature, or closed for complete privacy if required. A king size bed cooled by its own ‘climate conditioner’ (Evening Breeze)  is also the perfect place for afternoon siestas and the bed can be rolled out onto your private deck for a night under a billion stars as required. The camp exudes character and meticulous attention to detail meeting all requirements, from large rooms to libraries, rain showers and plenty of places to laze. Food to tantalize the palate after enjoying exceptional activities combines a genuinely unforgettable stay with exceptional quality while blending effortlessly into the natural surroundings.

At a glance

  • 6 en-suite suites (can accommodate families)
  • Partial open-air bathroom with flush toilet & hot running water shower
  • Star beds
  • Air conditioned beds (Evening Breeze system)
  • Swimming pool
  • Fully inclusive
  • Artisan coffee
  • Crafted pizza evenings
  • Spacious communal lounge with library, dining room, bar, campfire circle and deck
  • Open year-round
  • Minimum 2 night stays (3 nights recommended)
  • Children very welcome
  • 100% solar powered
  • Waterhole for wildlife viewing
  • WIFI in the rooms
  • Own airstrip with waiting lounge and bathroom 20 min from camp
  • Self-drive meeting point at airstrip and then transfer to camp
  • Use of Swarovski binoculars

Location

Onduli Ridge is located on a private concession in the Doro !Nawas Conservancy in the heart of Damaraland, and a mere 20 minutes away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein. The landscape consists of rugged folded hills, plains and wooded river valleys in a largely semi-desert and sparse savannah,.  Boasting some of the most magnificent views of Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg, and the typical cathedral-like granite inselbergs of Damaraland, Onduli Ridge is within striking distance of other geological attractions such as the Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes and Doros Crater. Named after the Doros Crater, Doro !Nawas means ‘the place where rhinos roam’ in the Khoekhoegowab language, and the area is home desert-adapted black rhino, elephant and general plains game and predators such as cheetah, leopard, lion, spotted and brown hyena.

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Experiences

Desert-adapted elephant activity

Track members of one of only two populations of desert-adapted elephants in the world.

Desert-adapted black rhino activity

Track the world’s last population of free-roaming black rhino on foot with master trackers. Only on extended stays of 4 nights or more.

Star Beds

Roll your bed out onto your deck and sleep under a blanket of a billion stars.

Solar e-biking

Explore the area on Solar E-Bikes.

Rock Art

View and learn about art of a bygone era, giving insight into our origins.

Nature Drives

Explore the area by vehicle, learning about the intricacies and complexities of this ecosystem.

Nature Walks

Explore the area on foot, learning about the smaller factors that also impact on the ecosystem.

Trail Treats

Let us surprise you with the most amazing surprises as you explore this magnificent area.

Impact

Granietkop Campsite

As part of our contribution to the conservancy, Ultimate Safaris will refurbish, manage and operate the Granietkop Community Campsite on behalf of the conservancy on a pro bono basis.

 

Doro !Nawas Conservancy

This is an area plagued by ventures that have not produced the beneficial impact needed, so our own operations have been especially welcomed. These will bring about massive investment into both the community and to local conservation efforts through conservation levies raised and the support provided by the Conservation Travel Foundation.

Giraffe Conservation Foundation

Onduli Ridge will partner with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation in aid of securing desert dwelling Angolan giraffe populations in the area.

Are you ready to start planning your Onduli Ridge Experience?

To create an itinerary just for you based on your travel wishes, get in touch with one of our Africa Safaris Specialists.

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