Onguma Etosha Aoba

Reviews of Onguma Etosha Aoba

Excellent(90%) From 25 travellers
Excellent
17
Good
5
Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 25 of our travellers who have visited Onguma Etosha Aoba, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs R - New York
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Activities:
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Onguma Etosha Aoba review

This was a lovely lodge and the staff was excellent. The food was beautifully prepared and served outside by candlelight.

One downside of staying outside the park is not being able to take night drives or view the lodge waterholes at night or in early morning but the staff packed us a great take away breakfast so that we could enter the park as soon as it opened. We took one sundowner drive into Fisher Pan and saw a spectacular sunset but otherwise the drive wasn't very interesting.

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Dr G & Mrs Y - Walton on Thames
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Peaceful and a beautiful location.

Our first intention was to stay at Namutoni but the camp was apparently fully booked 7 months before our visit so we had to stay at Aoba which is just outside Etosha Park.

We could have travelled into the Park from Aoba but the Lodge was so pleasant that we spent all our time at the Lodge. This suited us because we are keen on birdwatching.

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Mr & Mrs P - Beckenham
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

number 1 room too noisy!

Our first night spoiled by noisy guests around the pool and bar, manager put us in a quieter chalet on second day.
First meal was very poor from start to finish, but second night was ok.

We felt they were pushing the alchohol too much, clearly a profitable item. They even charged for coffee, even though it was not made clear that it was an extra after dinner (in many places incuded as free).

Access road needs attention, too many potholes.

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Destelbergen Party from Belgium
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Etosha Aoba Lodge review

Etosha Aoba is well located and is suited for an extended stay. Service was absolutely excellent and the facilities top class.

We truly appreciated the very warm welcome and all the efforts made by the staff to make our stay excellent. Highly recommended.

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Mrs T Mrs N - Woodbridge
Arrived on: 9-May-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Good
Good

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

Lovely setting. Excellent service and food. Every attention to detail. What a difference to the previous place.

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Mr & Mrs K - Laguna Beach
Arrived on: 3-May-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

Best dinner of trip.

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Mr & Mrs S - Colorado
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

The facilities and accommodations are fine. Our complaint would be with management. Although we were greeted by the manager when we arrived, he spent the remainder of his time running back and forth between two groups of guests and at dinner, visited all the tables except ours.

We only spent one night there, so perhaps there was not a big incentive for him. Had we to do it again, we would spend at least another night (or more) in Etosha, probably at Namutoni.

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Mr R & Mrs I - Devon
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

Aoba Lodge was excellent.

Very helpful owner (or manager called Pieter). Excellent wine list and not expensive. Best air conditioning whole holiday very quiet and efficient. Good bird life in garden

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E & D from New Mexico
Arrived on: 11-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Lions, Snakes and Giraffes at Sunset

The best part of Etosha Aoba is the fact that it is in a private park that equals 1/3 the size of Etosha and as of January 2010 no hunting is allowed, which is probably why a big lioness just stood and watched us in our car from about 20 feet away.

We went on the sundowner drive with Sam and highly recommend it. The sunset view over Fischers Pan was quite spectacular, with giraffes chewing on bones and rubbing necks while we enjoyed a cold G+T.

Also be sure to have your camera or sound recording device with you at dinner as the ladies choral group sing a brief song each night in their native Damara language and they are wonderful.

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Mr & Mrs L from Sheffield
Arrived on: 11-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

We used this stopover as a relaxing rest period, for which it could not have been better.

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