Onkoshi camp

Opened in late 2008, Onkoshi Camp was the first new accommodation to be built inside the Etosha National Park in over 30 years. In mid 2011 a second lodge, Dolomite Camp, was also opened within the park borders, this means that visitors have a choice of 5 camps within Etosha; as well as numerous lodges situated just outside the parks boundaries.

Onkoshi Camp is situated on the edge of Etosha Pan and guests can self-drive directly in from Namutoni or King Nehale Gate by 2x4 as well as 4WD vehicles. The camp sits on a wooden deck on an isolated peninsula overlooking the Etosha Pan. It was designed as a low impact, environmentally friendly establishment and uses mainly solar power with generator backup. Even though it is now open as a tourist route the secluded position of the camp still offers a pristine, tranquil and unique experience.

Stay for a few nights at Etosha in one of the following chalets at Onkoshi Casmp:

Onkoshi Chalet: Their are 14 spacious chalets built on elevated wooden decking complete with thatched roofs and insulated canvas walls. Each chalet has both indoor and outdoor showers and a stone bath with a breathtaking view onto the pan. Two ¾ quarter size beds, a fan, mosquito nets, tea/coffee station, a room safe and room service and standard. Ample luggage and hanging space is provided as is a sleeper couch for a child sharing with parents. The large, wooden-framed retractable doors allow for spectacular panoramic views.

Onkoshi Honeymoon Chalet: The Honeymoon Chalet has a king-size bed and similar facilities to the Onkoshi Chalets less for the sleeper couch.

There is an associated restaurant, bar area and an infinity pool overlooking the pan. All meals are set from the Camps very own ‘a la carte menu.’

Activities offered from Onkoshi Camp include guided morning, afternoon and night game drives. Access includes exclusive areas within the north-eastern sandveld area of Etosha which are not open to self-drive visitors.

Onkoshi Camp offers superb vistas over the pan, with dramatic, sunset and sunrise textures and colours.

Children over the age of six are welcome at the camp.

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Guided Game Drives: Game viewing is offered in the park's own 4WD safari vehicles. Explore the more exclusive areas of the park that are out of bounds to self-drive visitors.

Night Game Drives: Spot-lit night drives are an added incentive to stay here. Nocturnal creatures found in Etosha include spotted and brown hyena, aardwolf, honey badger and jackals (sightings not guaranteed).

Traveller Reviews

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

Mariman, Karin

13 Jan 2012

beautiful. sorry we could not enjoy this camp longer - we arrived only at 9pm (car break-down) but the way to Onkoshi was great.


1 Apr 2015

Service generally good, but rooms very hot with no fridge. Food okay. Again you need to sign for bar bills, in order to avoid problems!

Wilson, Colin

17 Nov 2013

Lovely, beautiful place and exciting road which was fine with a 4 x 4. Food good, service excellent but would be much improved with a waterhole.


6 Jan 2015

Excellent location at a quieter end of the park. Perhaps not such a `personal` lodge as others stayed in and the accommodation could be a bit hot...eaves not deep enough to keep out the sun.

Schlenker, Stefan

25 Nov 2011

Nice. However, food was only ~ok, compared to price level. In general, NWR camps still often cannot compete with private lodges especially in terms of food. Not sure why. I think it is the quality of food supplies.

Ramsden, Neil

5 Jun 2010

Very enthusiastic staff, good food quality, great location. Lodge is still very young - maybe they could have a few books/games etc in the lounge area to give guests a few more relaxation options. Accommodation excellent.

Gunstroop, Kim

2 Oct 2013

Lovely accommodation, food was OK, quite far from the main road though so you are quite stuck out there and there aren`t many animals near the pan. Unfortunately the game drives were terrible in terms of the knowledge of the drivers. Rather drive yourself to a waterhole.

Sanderson, Sarah

17 Aug 2017

Amazing position on the salt flats, wish we had been there longer to sit on the cabin balcony and just enjoy being there. Food disappointing, but a real challenge to produce anything in a kitchen which was not much more than a large tent with a long openair walkway to the diningroom.

Jewel, Steve

8 Sep 2014

Accommodation superb, Food great, most staff excellent. We were lucky because we came across a pride of 5 lions close to the camp. However, this camp is probably not a great choice as a location in the dry season to see wildlife. Never stayed at Namutoni, but its location is probably better.

Sumiani, Jeri

9 Nov 2014

On the very far NE part of Etosha, this camp is now accessible by 2WD vehicles. It is remote, quiet (we were the ONLY ones staying there!), and absolutely serene. It was a really nice change from Okaukuejo. Definitely worth a stay for a night or two of your stay in Etosha for a little `splurge.`


>Onkoshi Camp is situated on the edge of Etosha Pan - guests are required to report to reception in Namutoni, where they will leave their vehicles and be transported to Onkoshi

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