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Onguma Bush Camp

Lodges near Etosha - Namibia

Onguma Game Reserve is situated on the eastern side of the Etosha Park in Namibia, bordering Fischer’s Pan. Onguma Bush Camp is one of five lodges set inside this Reserve and is signposted from the Namutoni Gate opposite Mokuti Lodge.

Onguma Game Reserve covers more than 20,000 hectares of protected land and wildlife. Their nature reserve boasts over thirty different animal species. Predators such as lion, cheetah and leopard are common residents of the area. The latest addition to the already abundant wildlife at Onguma Nature Reserve is a family of black rhinos!

Onguma Bush Camp offers 18 rooms.

  • Rondavels: 3 Rondavels are part of the original lodge buildings and are built in the traditional circular style with thatched roofs. They offer en-suite bathrooms, twin beds and a small patio overlooking the gardens.
  • Standard Rooms: 3 Standard Rooms with twin beds and a loft, suitable for children. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, and a fan. Mosquito nets are fitted on the windows.
  • Family Rooms: 3 Family Rooms with 4 beds in each room and facilities similar to the Standard Rooms. Onguma Bush Camp is the only child friendly accommodation on the reserve, making it the ideal location for a family expedition into Etosha National Park.  
  • Deluxe Rooms: 8 Rooms with twin beds, large en-suite bathroom and a small patio.
  • Settler's Room: A more luxurious and spacious accommodation with a small lounge with leather couch (formerly the honeymoon suite). Facilities are similar to the Standard Rooms.

There is a bar, restaurant and lounge. For breakfast there is a choice between the buffet or a typical English Breakfast. Lunch consists of sandwiches, pasta and salads. Dinner is a set ‘flexible’ 3 course meal of either traditional African fare or European cuisine served in an open lapa area. Enjoy your meal by an open fire, and under the beautiful Namibian sky.

Relax and cool off around the pool while watching a spectacular sunset.

In the Namibian summer months, thousands of bird species migrate to the wetlands created by the seasonal rains and ephemeral river systems. It’s a bird-watcher’s paradise! Most guests spend their days exploring the Etosha National Park.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Onguma Bush Camp: Lounge
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Pool
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Main Building
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Giraffe Suckling
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Standard Room With Loft
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Wildebeest
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Standard Room Bathroom
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Outside Deck Dining
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Reception
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Lions
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Stormy Sky Sunset
  • Onguma Bush Camp: View Waterhole Room Interior
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Dining Room
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Vulture
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Seating
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Ellie
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Bateleur
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Communal Area
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Warthog
  • Onguma Bush Camp: Waterhole Breakfast
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Game drives Onguma Reserve
Traditional morning and afternoon game drives are available on the reserve. Knowledgeable guides can lead you to predators and game as well as interesting information on some of the smaller creatures and plants as well.
Night game drives Onguma Reserve
Weather permitting a safari after sunset around the reserve in search of nocturnal creatures foraging late at night is an adventure in itself.
Game drives Etosha National Park
Organized safaris into Etosha can be arranged. A morning drive to Namutoni is often followed by a safari through the park for an afternoon game drive around Halali.
Bush walks
A basic level of fitness is required for an early morning bush walk of around 2.5hrs. You will be accompanied by an experienced armed ranger. As animals are not always in the location you want them to be, tracking spoor is really interesting and great fun. Information on the way round of insects, birds and smaller mammals enhances your adventure.
Please note
All game drives are conducted on open 4x4 vehicles. For safety and security reasons children under the age of 10 are not permitted on game drive vehicles.
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Map of Etosha - indicating Onguma Bush Camp

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Directions to the lodge

Approximately 70 km north of Tsumeb, turn left onto the C38 towards the Namutoni Gate of Etosha National Park. You will see an Onguma sign on your right approximately 500 m before the park gate. Turn right and drive approximately 9 km to the camp

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Emanya at Etosha

A blend of African excitement & luxury are the order of the day at this luxury lodge

Etosha Aoba Lodge

Small mid-price lodge close to the park gate - situated of the private Fischer's pan reserve

Mokuti Lodge

Large lodge situated at the Namutoni entrance gate to Etosha. Excellent facilities but expect to share these with large group tours

Mushara Bush Camp

The latest edition to the Mushara Collection offers mid-range tented accommodation

Mushara Lodge

Good accommodation at a reasonable price, close to the park entrance

Mushara Outpost

Small intimate tented camp built on raised platforms, good for privacy and a 'luxury outdoor' feel


Inside the park borders, built around Fort Namutoni. Recently upgraded to appeal to more 'up-market' visitors

Onguma Bush Camp

Newly renovated, good mid market option for self-drive tourists

Onguma Tented Camp

A tented camp just outside Etosha

Onguma The Fort

Luxury lodge built around a fort on Fischer's Pan. Easy access to the park

Onguma Tree Top Camp

Small exclusive camp, built on raised platforms - a popular option with those seeking an exclusive new perspective

Onkoshi Camp

The first new accommodation to be built inside the Etosha National Park in over 30 years. The camp sits on a wooden deck on an isolated peninsula overlooking the pan

Villa Mushara

Very exclusive private suites, all mod-cons and luxuries

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