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.
Ms L & Mr H - West Boylston, USA
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Average
Average

Basic, but comfortable, w/ good food

After a long day driving thru Etosha, this lodge was a pleasant stop. It was a good place to stay after visiting the park all day, because it is fairly basic, and one did not feel that an earlier arrival would have been better, to allow time to enjoy the facilities (or view, of which there is none).

Dinner was very good.

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Mr & Mrs H - York
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Lovely site and very welcoming

The oldest accomodation we stayed in and slightly frayed at edges but a very good site and excellent hosts. The food was very good and we were sorry only to have one night in this camp.

We highly recommend to others.

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Mr & Mrs C - Gloucs
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

After some of the other lodges this one felt rather dated and because it is hidden away in the trees it perhaps lacked the atmosphere of the others.

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Mr & Mrs S - Inverness
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

A more traditional and older place than those in which we had stayed previously, and as such, the rooms seemed small. However, objectively, they were perfectly spacious and the facilities were good with a very fine pool. T

he welcome from staff and management was very friendly and the food excellent. There were walking routes recommended for unguided strolls and a hide available overlooking a waterhole some distance from the main complex as well as one near the bar/restaurant area.

The whole aura was one of relaxation and calmness, with none of the 'corporate' and 'health and safety' focus of the contract run lodges. After the evening meal, with which there was an excellent choice of wines, the female staff performed several songs with evident pride and enjoyment, which were well received.

Overall an excellent stopover.

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Ms R & Mr G from Hants
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

The accommodation was very servicable, the people welcoming and charming, the wine good (they had an extensive well priced list), Good food was served for everyone, at the same time, in the open air - blankets provided if needed. The swimming pool looked very welcoming.

It might be better for the staff to perfom their welcome after the meal, as those of us who had spent the day in Etosha were ready to eat at 7.00.

There are 2 entrances to the lodge, both have a drive of about 10ks - we managed to mis the one just outside the Etosha gate on the right as the name of the 'company' is more prominent than the name of the lodge.

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Dr R & Dr M - North Yorkshire
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

a nice lodge even though outside park!

we didn't do much in our one night here....having just left Etosha at the last possible minute.....but I must say the rooms and hospitality were excellent.

eating outside in the wood at night was memorable.

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Mr. Z & Mrs. O - Netherlands
Arrived on: 10-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

The Etosha Aoba Lodge is situated quite close to the east entrance of Etosha National Park, however the drive through the bush from the main road is quite a long drive. The location, however, is beautiful.

The lodges are spread through the forest and breakfast and dinner are served on a nice, peaceful place behind the welcoming main building.

It is a convenient place to use as a base for game driving in the Etosha National Park, as well as an excellent place to relax after all your experiences in Etosha.

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Mr & Mrs Johnson - Epsom
Arrived on: 9-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Excellent Venue

This was one of the highlights - we stayed 2 nights, one either side of 2 nights at Halali, I wish we had stayed longer. The bungalowas are excellent, as is the bar & dining area, and facilities generally. A perfect spot to relax for a couple of days after a busy time tracking around Etosha.

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Mr M & Mrs L and Mr P & Ms H - Hampshire
Arrived on: 9-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Etosha Aoba Lodge review

This was a lovely quiet camp, the right location for visiting etosha and very friendly staff, especially Elizabeth who cooked lovely meals and also sang with other staff, whilst we ate our evening meal. Lovely rooms very quaint and had every thing we needed.

A nice water hole in which impala came by early morning whilst we were eating breakfast.

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Mr & Mrs K from Bury
Arrived on: 28-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Etosha Aoba Lodge review

From the minute you arrive at this camp you are made to feel at home. The young host and hostess work very hard to make everything perfect for your stay.

The food was wonderful and all the staff sing for you before you eat your evening meal its magical.

Its position just outside Etosha is perfect.

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