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.
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.
Small mid-price lodge close to the park gate - situated of the private Fischer's pan reserve.
Just north of the King Nehale Gate into Etosha, this new property offers guests full access to the national park, as well as the opportunity to explore the north-central reaches of Namibia. The Etosha King Nehale serves as the gateway into a unique cultural adventure. Every detail of this property was refined and delicately implemented to reflect the essence of royalty and the charm of the OshiWambo culture. Each room stands as its own unit, with private plunge pool and unmatched views of the Andoni Plains. Beyond the plains, the property also offers access to a private waterhole in the National Park. Guests are invited to embrace their inner royalty.
The latest edition to the Mushara Collection offers mid-range tented accommodation.
Good accommodation at a reasonable price, close to the park entrance.
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.
Large lodge situated at the Namutoni entrance gate to Etosha. Excellent facilities but expect to share these with large group tours.
Newly renovated, good mid-market option for self-drive tourists.
Luxury lodge built around a fort on Fischer's Pan. Easy access to the park.
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.
Very exclusive private suites, all mod-cons and luxuries.
These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
The tented camp was amazing...beautiful setting over the waterhole with excellent facilities and staff.
Meals were great at this camp, as were the rooms. Service was good but the staff weren't as warm as those at other lodges.
Just 12 km. outside the Etosha Park it is a very luxury and small camp. Not a lot of animals but very peaceful place. Nice food.
I picked this place... loved the decor. My husband did not think it was worth the extra money. Perhaps in the dry season if there are animals at the water hole it could be magical.
Everything here wa perfect - but maybe a little too perfect. Staff was extremely efficient and ready to cater to every need, but I sometimes felt a little uncomfortable staying is such an expenive place.
The accommodation is far from the park so it forces you to drive many hours to Etosha. The waterhole has some small animals Porl is not interesting. Yes the accommodation is very good and the attention and food are excellent.
Very luxurious but perhaps not the freindliest of places. We were here for our 30th wedding anniversary which they may not have known about. Had they known it would have been nice to have had some acknowledgement of this - even a nice greeting in the morning.
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 campDownload Map
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