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 of Damaraland 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 (twin beds also available) 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 generous communal areas, rain showers, large pool and plenty of places to relax and laze.
Food to tantalize the palate after enjoying exceptional activities creates a combination of genuinely unforgettable stays with exceptional quality, while blending effortlessly into the natural surroundings. The camp is adorned with local art, from carvings and sculptures to woven baskets, paintings and incredible photography. Synonymous with Ultimate Safaris, activities at Onduli Ridge are conducted by incredible guides, all whilst having the use of state-of-the-art Swarovski binocular.
Camp Onduli is located on a private concession in the Doro Nawas Conservancy in the heart of Damaraland in northwestern Namibia, 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, Camp Onduli 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, desert elephant, giraffe and general plains game and predators such as cheetah, leopard, lion, spotted and brown hyena.