Onguma tented camp

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.

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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.

Traveller Reviews

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

Edhouse, Grant

30 Mar 2014

The tented camp was amazing...beautiful setting over the waterhole with excellent facilities and staff.

Durrington, Luke

4 Jun 2015

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.

Marcucci, Carlalberto

20 Sep 2012

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.

Hackman, Cat

11 Apr 2011

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.

Monbaliu, Sean

30 Nov 2014

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.

Arnelas, Raul Cruz

7 Sep 2011

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.

Balls, Paula

11 Jan 2015

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 camp

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