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Onguma Tented Camp

Lodges near Etosha - Namibia

Onguma Tented Camp is set inside the Onguma Reserve, bordering on eastern Etosha. The reserve covers more than 20,000 hectares of protected land and wildlife and also includes Onguma The Fort, Onguma Bush Camp, and Onguma Tree Top Camp. Predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard are common residents of the area and black rhino have recently been introduced.

Onguma Tented Camp offers an exclusive safari experience, in 7 exquisitely styled tents. You can view the waterhole from the restaurant, your very own person al fresco shower, or even from your bedroom! The seven tents provide private and exclusive accommodation. All have their own bath, shower and toilet, a fan, tea/coffee station, and a room safe. Mosquito nets are fitted to the windows and doors.

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 or salad. Dinner is a set 4 course meal, with a choice of red or white meat. In front of the dining room is an open boma beneath the ancient leadwood tree. Comfy chairs and foot stools are available around a fire-pit with a view of the waterhole. Reminisce about the day's activities with fellow travellers whilst familiarizing yourself with the Namibian night sky. Daily activities and nightly rituals can be observed at the nearby watering hole. Giraffe, wildebeest, many species of antelope, zebra and occasionally lion visit the waterhole.

Relax in the warm waters of the rim flow pool, whilst enjoying an ice cold drink.

In the Namibian summer months, thousands of Namibian bird species migrate to the wetlands created by the seasonal rains and ephemeral river systems. It’s a bird-watcher’s paradise! The lodge offers guided trips into Etosha National Park, a sundowner and a night drive on the Onguma reserve.

Onguma Tree Tented Camp offers special discount for stays of 3 nights and longer, please enquire on booking. Unfortunately no children under 12 are permitted.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Onguma Tented: The Camp
  • Onguma Tented: Dining
  • Onguma Tented: Lounge Area
  • Onguma Tented: Tented Accommodation
  • Onguma Tented: Tent Interior
  • Onguma Tented: Leopard
  • Onguma Tented: Communal Area
  • Onguma Tented: Elephant And Calf
  • Onguma Tented: Overview Of Lodge
  • Onguma Tented: Yawn
  • Onguma Tented: Wildebeest
  • Onguma Tented: Bathroom
  • Onguma Tented: Stormy Sky Sunset
  • Onguma Tented: Bath
  • Onguma Tented: Pangolin
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Game drives Etosha National Park
Although Onguma Reserve boasts its own wildlife, organized safaris into the park can be arranged on a daily basis from here. There are many waterholes close to Namutoni Restcamp including Chudop, a favourite resting place for lion. Hyena and eland are often seen here as well.
Game drives Onguma Reserve
Participate in a traditional early morning or late afternoon safari on the reserve. The resident black rhino enjoy browsing in bush and thickets and lion & leopard also roam freely around Onguma Reserve.
Night drives Onguma Reserve
An opportunity for an after dark experience as mammals and birds scurry around the undergrowth should be included in your trip. (Weather permitting).
Bush walks
If you are reasonably fit and fancy an early morning walk around the reserve for around 2.5hrs, then enjoy the tranquillity and mood of the bush on a guided bush walk. An experienced armed ranger will accompany you. All kinds of animal activity are happening at this time including nocturnal animals scurry to their daytime retreats and predators finishing off a night time kill.
Please note
As Onguma Tented Camp is unfenced, no children under the age of 12 years are permitted. All game drives are conducted on open 4x4 vehicles.
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Map of Etosha - indicating Onguma Tented 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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