Onguma bush camp

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.

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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 2.5 hours. 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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Mushara Outpost

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O & L Mokuti Lodge

O & L Mokuti Lodge

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Onguma Tented Camp

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Onguma The Fort

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Onkoshi Camp

Onkoshi Camp

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Villa Mushara

Villa Mushara

Very exclusive private suites, all mod-cons and luxuries.

Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.

King, Sarah

21 Sep 2015

Lovely chalet in a really peaceful camp. There was not much wildlife to see at their waterhole though.

Mckenzie, Lucie

17 Nov 2011

Fantastic - we got upgraded to the Luxury tents as there was a problem in the bush camp. It was fabulous!

Umbricht, Regula

14 Oct 2014

Stunning accomodation just outside Namutoni. Good place to relax. Wish we had stayed two nights instead of one.

Abbott, Peter & Carol

6 Oct 2014

A very good establishment and we would definitely stay there again if returning to Etosha. It was a nice surprise.


20 May 2017

A real treat, with super service and no problem to add the 3rd person in an adjoining room, at a reasonable price.

Meletti, Flora

13 Aug 2012

Well, Onguma was the closest to my idea of Heaven on Earth! I simply loved it and enjoyed my stay there very, very much!!!

Tamsar, Toomas

16 Jan 2016

very welcoming. Also, knowing we had wedding anniversary, they offered a separate table with free sparkling wine. Beautiful.

Burland, Marianne & Dave

30 Aug 2015

Our favourite - not that any others were bad! Great location, accomodation, food and service. Great that dinner was included in the price.


6 Oct 2015

Really nice lodge. We were really amazed by the friendliness of the staff. The rooms were really spacious and luxurous. The food was delicious.

Kaszo, Attila

2 Jul 2011

We were here on a very cold night, the first time I have ever had to wrap in a blanket for dinner, but the place is lovely, and we enjoyed the tents

Mcgrath, Catherine

1 Oct 2016

Very nice. Actually, since it is so close to the park it is really a nice place to stay. Last time we stayed in both their other camps and for the money, this is good.

Eldridge, Russell

14 May 2012

A beautiful location and lovely rooms. Very expensive and not worth staying here if your interest is Etosha. The staff service was the best we`d experienced in Namibia.

Gambrill, Mary

17 Oct 2016

Good room and lovely food. Initially disappointed that there were no animals around but as it was so close to the entrance gate we just went into Etosha for a couple of hours.

Peremans, Annick

16 Oct 2012

One of the best places we stayed. If we would go back we would stay here longer and skip Halali. Very friendly staff, beautiful room, nice swimming pool (larger than all other ones)

Buee, Christophe

20 Nov 2011

13 oct 2011 Very nice and cosy place, friendly and welcoming staff. The restaurant is too closed to the waterhole so you need to have dinner and breakfast in the dark because of sort of flies.

Isermann, Rita

2 Nov 2011

Beautiful lodge with very fiendly staff. We had no inroom safe (like on your website). Good dinner and breakfast. New waterhole in front of the dining/bar-area, but the wild animals don't know this - they don't come yet.

Mazzocato, Marco

5 Jun 2010

Great lodge, with high-level bush-chalets. The room was very nice, richly decorated and with a spacious bathroom. Garden, pool, and common areas very well maintained. Great restaurant service and unforgettable sunset dais!

Hoke, Steven

30 Jul 2015

This was by far the best place on our trip. The accommodation was excellent, spacious and clean and the food and service were impeccable. The decor was outstanding in the lodge and we loved dining open air by the waterhole.

Wilkinson, Colin

31 May 2018

Very good lodge but I would rather stay inside the reserve at Namutoni, even though it's a bit run-down. I found the drive to and from the park too long. What I did like and highly recommend, especially for photographers is their hide.

Mitchener, Nick

9 Sep 2009

Fantastic dining area and very convenient for that end of Etosha. The room was a bit disappointing compared to our other experiences but only in a sense that the outlook from the room was of an overgrown area with rubbish in it. The room itself was fine.

Cuijpers, Wendy

17 Jun 2013

Great place to stay, near the eastern entrance of Etosha. Unfortunately, because the lodge is quite new, not that many animals near the waterpool yet. However, having said that, there is an abundance of birds and we had a lot of fun watching the squirrels around the pool


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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