Reviews of Onguma Bush Camp
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Onguma Bush Camp
Onguma gave us the only disappointment of the holiday. We were expecting a waterhole room, looking directly at a waterhole, whereas the reality was such that the only animal we might have seen at the waterhole was a giraffe, as we couldn't actually see the water beyond the swimming pool. If we paid extra for the luxury of a waterhole room, it really wasn't worth it!
Onguma also let themselves down as on our arrival the first activity on offer was the following evening as all drives were fully booked, which was poor.
Ignoring the waterhole aspect, the rooms were lovely, and the food was good. We did our own drive into Etosha the following morning.
A lovely peaceful welcome at Onguma
A beautiful peaceful place, with shade and green grass, The staff were very attentive and the spacious room was excellent.
Superb position at the Eastern Gate of Etosha.
Onguma Bush Camp review
Though camp close to Etosha quite a drive to reach gate. Didn't do any drives in reserve other than to get to Etosha.
Enjoyed sitting in dining room area and lounge overlooking small waterhole especially at sunset
Note: These guests camped at Onguma Bush Camp. Here's what they said about it:
Just outside Etosha and mostly about the Lodge. However, the adjacent campsite is very nice, wonderful private facilities, and full use of the Lodge communal areas.
We also took a night drive within their reserve which was productive. When one of our party was ill on our departure day, the staff were very helpful.
Great overnight stop at Onguma
If you don't stay inside the park at Namutoni, this is the place to stay to explore the eastern side of Etosha. Onguma's Bush Camp is much improved - last time we stayed here it seemed to have pretensions that it couldn't live up to, but on this visit we found the rooms, food and service all very good. We recommend the waterhole / pool view rooms.
If you're driving to Onguma from Etosha close to sunset, watch out for the speed camera on the road that leads to the gate.
Onguma bush camp
This is a really lovely place to stay. We were a bit anxious having read some reviews in travel books, but the cabin we had was lovely. Think there are 2 styles of accommodation and we stayed in a cabin on the outskirts of camp on river. Spacious and comfortable accommodation, good shower, comfortable bed.
The main communal area was probably the nicest of the whole trip. Lovely spaces to relax and watch the water hole. The night we arrived there were 3 giraffes drinking. Food and wine very good and staff friendly and helpful, especially Sandra on reception. although we did the night drive, as usual we did not see much - but that was our experience everywhere on the trip.
I had my birthday there and the staff made a special desert for our table and sung happy birthday to me. Highly recommend for visiting the eastern side of the park.
Relaxing 2 days at Onguma
Beautifully located just outside Etosha's Eastern Gate. It had its own waterhole, swimming pool and viewing platform, and a nice garden. An excellent lodge to relax at after Southern Namibia and Etosha. Food was a bit below par, though the service was excellent, but the same bottle of wine that we had had at Okaukeujo was double the price - N$140!
The evening trail drive is to be recommended as we saw a number of species of nocturnal game that we wouldn't otherwise have seen.
However in trying to reconfirm our flights from Windhoek, the manager didn't know how our laptop could link up with his own group network. Not very helpful!!
Onguma Bush Camp review
The rooms were very comfortable, and the central area really well thought out overlooking a lovely waterhole.
We took the night drive and the guides worked hard to make sure we saw plenty of game, including two Cheetahs , two lionesses and two cubs. Well placed for driving into Etosha as the main gate is very close but very luxurious to come back to in the evening.
Excellent overnight stay at Onguma Bush Camp
A beautiful, scenic, and well-run camp. Well-trained, efficient and attentive staff.
A sumptuous dinner!
Onguma is a classy guest camp
The lounge and viewing decks are beautiful although there was not much game to view.
The dinner and breakfast were very good - beautifully presented.
The accommodation was very comfortable and the staff were both friendly and helpful.