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Ongula Village Homestead Lodge


Oshiwambo Homestead Tour

Learn the set-up of a homestead. Learn about the importance of cultivating the lands (seasonal activity). Learn the use of many endemic trees and their use by the Owambo people

Mahangu (Pear millet) – The staple food of the Owambo people; used in their traditional food and drinks – take part in the pounding of Mahangu

Learn how to make Marula oil ‘Odjove’ in the local language

Experience the local distillery and learn how they make ‘Ombike’ schnapps or grappa as called by many

Learn how to cook at the open fire in the traditional kitchen known as ‘Epata’ or Elugo in Oshiwambo.

Basket weaving and pottery – Join the Owambo woman as they demonstrate their weaving and pottery making skills


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Ongula Village Homestead Lodge

District Road D3670, Oshigambo - Eenhana

Lat: -17.74125579343116
Lon: 16.141712720237734



Tel: +264-61-224712
Front Desk: +264 65 26 4555

Ongula Village Homestead Lodge Communal tourism is still in the fledgling stages. However, an increasing number of indigenous people are starting to take fate into their own hands by getting actively involved in the tourism industry. One such example is the Ongula Traditional Homestead Lodge near Ohangwena.

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. Stopping over at Ongula is a definite “must” when travelling the area north of Etosha National Park.
$$ Bar, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Secure Parking, En-Suite, Fan, Fireplace, Lounge Area, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah, Credit Card, Monday through Sunday, all day
District Road D3670, Oshigambo - Eenhana Ohangwena Namibia
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