Words by: Victoria Taylor
Located in the heart of the pristine Namibian wilderness, Onduli Ridge awaits as an exclusive retreat brought to you by Ultimate Safaris, the multi-award-winning conservation travel company. Situated at the base of two majestic south-facing granite outcrops, this remarkable camp in Namibia’s Damaraland region offers an extraordinary escape into nature’s embrace. Aptly named after the resident giraffe that gracefully roams the area, Onduli Ridge provides guests with an unparalleled experience amidst breathtaking natural beauty. With awe-inspiring vistas of Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg, and the captivating granite inselbergs, this haven serves as a sanctuary for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike. Join us as we delve into the remarkable features and unique offerings that make Onduli Ridge a truly exceptional destination.
Unforgettable Suites in Harmony with Nature
Onduli Ridge boasts six hidden suites, artfully integrated within the granite boulders that embrace the camp. The temperate climate of central Damaraland allows for naturally ventilated suites, immersing guests in a refreshing ambiance. The partial open-air bathrooms and open communal areas invite the surrounding landscape indoors, providing an immersive experience that blurs the boundaries between nature and luxury.
Each suite is thoughtfully designed to maximise the awe-inspiring views. Whether you’re lounging on the bed, sitting at the desk, or even in the bathroom, every space becomes a viewpoint to behold the captivating surroundings. The louvered shutters can be fully opened to embrace the natural elements or closed for complete privacy, offering a seamless blend of comfort and tranquility. As a special treat, the king-sized beds are equipped with their own ‘climate conditioner’ called Evening Breeze, ensuring a cool and restful sleep.
Indulge in Unrivalled Amenities and Experiences
Onduli Ridge is a testament to meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to guest satisfaction. The camp offers an array of amenities, including spacious communal lounges, a library, a dining room, a bar, and a campfire circle. The infinity pool invites relaxation, while the crafted pizza evenings and artisan coffee tantalize the taste buds after a day filled with extraordinary activities.
Surrounded by the natural wonders of Damaraland, Onduli Ridge provides opportunities for unforgettable adventures. Immerse yourself in the local wildlife by observing the waterhole, where various animals gather for refreshment. The camp offers the use of Swarovski binoculars, ensuring an enhanced wildlife viewing experience. Engage in guided walks, nature drives, and cultural encounters to fully immerse yourself in the magic of this enchanting region.
Sustainability and Convenience
Onduli Ridge takes pride in its commitment to sustainability, operating as a 100% solar-powered camp. This ensures a minimal ecological footprint while allowing guests to enjoy a truly eco-friendly experience. Additionally, the camp offers WiFi in the rooms, enabling guests to stay connected with loved ones and share their unforgettable moments in real-time.
Getting to Onduli Ridge is convenient, with its own airstrip located a short 20-minute drive from the camp. Guests can also opt for a self-drive adventure, meeting at the airstrip and then transferring to the camp. The waiting lounge and bathroom facilities at the airstrip provide comfort and convenience for travellers.
Visit the official website of Onduli Ridge for more information, bookings, and to explore the captivating photo gallery.