Onguma tree top camp

Onguma Tree Top Camp is designed for an intimate wildlife experience. The Camp is built on wooden stilts amongst the tree tops with excellent views over the beautiful watering hole. This is the ideal retreat for a small group of friends or a family looking for a private getaway close to the Etosha Park.

The main complex opens towards the front where the waterhole is situated, but also has the option of dropping down canvas sides in the unusual event of inclement weather. Guests can relax in the comfortable lounge, or in front of the fire place enjoying your favourite beer or glass of red wine.

There is an open plan kitchen and dining area. Guests are encouraged to interact with the chefs as they braai your meat, bake your bread and brew your coffee on an open fire. For breakfast there is a choice between the buffet or a typical English Breakfast. At mid-day a light lunch or simple hot meal is provided or you can order a picnic lunch to take to the bush. Dinner is a set ‘flexible’ 3 course meal of either traditional African fare or European cuisine.

The Camp consists of 4 thatched rooms with canvas walls. The rooms are designed in such a way that everything opens on all sides to allow you to enjoy the view and animals, but also with canvas sides that can be put down should the animal noises at night become just that bit too scary for you. Crisp linen, down duvets, cozy throws to keep you warm at night, your own private toilet and wash up area, as well as a wonderful outside shower (private of course). And should you need some quiet time, you have your own private deck on which you can relax and enjoy exactly the same views as from the main area's deck.

Onguma Tree Top Camp is a place to savour. Giraffe, zebra, lion, and many other species of antelope come to quench their thirst. Birds and animals become your daily companions. Game drives into the Etosha National Park and on the Onguma Game Reserve are available. While guests looking for something a little different can participate in night game drives and guided nature walks.

Onguma Tree Top offers discounts on stays of 3 or more nights as well as a discount for parties wishing to book out all 4 rooms on a fully inclusive basis, please enquire when booking. Unfortunately no children under 12 are permitted.

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Game drives Etosha National Park: Onguma Reserve organize trips into the park, ideal after a long self-drive the previous day. Birders can spend time at the waterhole at Namutoni around the extensive reed beds. The nearby Fischer's Pan attracts many animals coming to drink, as well as providing a safe haven for many water birds.

Game drives Onguma Reserve: There is plenty of wildlife activity at the reserve and their knowledgeable guides will be aware of any animal interaction as well as information on plants and insects.

Night drives: Look out for nocturnal animals venturing close to water at night to drink, whilst others scurry around the undergrowth locating food sources by an acute sense of smell.

Bush walks: For those staying at Onguma for a few days, then an early morning bush walk around the reserve for 2-3 hours would make a welcome change. Your experienced armed ranger will keep you a respectful distance from the animals and the footprints he can identify will give you an indication of what might be hiding in the bush.

Traveller Reviews

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

Jenkins, Lisa & Alex

2 Sep 2013

Fantastic location. Loved having dinner with other guests and sharing stories. Beautiful location with own waterhole.

Rodger Thomas

10 Mar 2010

Excellent - really good team running the camp. Good food. Excellent game drives in Etosha and at Onguma. Full marks!!!!

Corteel, Trui

12 Aug 2016

Top lodge!! Everything was great: location, decoration, service, food, ....! Wish we booked for more than 1 night (but it is pricy....that's the only downside)

Davis, Simone

7 Nov 2012

Loved it here. Went to the tented camp for a swim in the pool as it was scorching when we were there. Food amazing!! Enjoyed sitting on the deck, playing cards and relaxing. Felt really comfortable here.

Walker, Jonathan

21 May 2012

We were lucky enough to be the only guests! Magical experience, lovely setting, staff could not have been more charming. We glimpsed the tented camp and the fort, both lovely but we were delighted with our choice.


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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