Onguma Tented Camp

Reviews of Onguma Tented Camp

Excellent(93%) From 42 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 42 of our travellers who have visited Onguma Tented Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr G and Miss R from Kent
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luxury at Onguma Tented Camp

The tented camp is a good half hour drive from the entrance on the east side of Etosha, but a good location if you choose not to stay in the park. We had a great room overlooking the watering hole where the smaller antelope and warthogs come down in the early morning.

We drove through the park from Ongava Lodge, spending the day in Etosha, before arriving at Onguma. The evening meal and service was excellent.

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Mr J & Mrs C - Namibia Sep
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Leopard, Lion and Cheetahs

We loved everything about this camp - the peaceful setting around the waterhole (mainly, see below!), the beautiful tents, charming staff & the quality of the activities.

As we'd already had quite a lot of luck in driving ourselves around Etosha, including a leopard sighting, we only chose to do activities with the camp where they were on their reserve - which is afternoon and evening drives.

When you arrive at Onguma they make a big thing about not having as much game as Etosha, which is clearly true, however it didn't stop us seeing both Leopard and Rhino on the Rhino drive, cheetahs on the Night Drive and a male lion on the Sundowner drive. The lion also paid us a visit at the camp waterhole during dinner on our first night, announcing his arrival with the hugest roar that seemed to shake the whole camp. The bird life on the camp rarely gets a mention but that was terrific too. Thoroughly recommended.

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Mr G & Mrs F - North Vancouver
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

This camp has a lovely setting and the rooms and facilities are luxurious. The small infinity pool overlooks a great waterhole, so you can enjoy a cool drink and swim while watching the warthogs and antelope.

We went on a guided drive from Onguma into the eastern side of Etosha. A highlight was watching lions eating a giraffe carcass just a few metres from our open vehicle.

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Mr & Mrs S - Ontario
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp- Great Animal Sightings

We arranged a night drive in the Ongama Reserve and saw an Ardvark. an Aardwolf and a Lioness with four cubs as well as Giraffes and Impalas. The next day, on our way into Etosha, driving ourselves, we spotted a Black rhino grazing by the side of the road. Our list goes on. We saw close to fifty elephants at a water hole, a spotted hyena, as well as many groups of plains game. Quite an experience.

Our accommodations at Ongoma Tented Camp were very good. It was a memorable stay..

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Mrs KP & Mr P - Dorset
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

Our favourite place, with a BATH (rare in namibia). Luxurious, friendly and good food.

Enlivened by a lioness and her cubs right outside our tent.

A very good trip into Etosha with Eric the guide, who really knew his stuff. Outstanding. Found us a cheetah and her cub hunting, to order!

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Mr D & Ms F - London
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Lion encounter at Tented camp

Lovely setup for the tented camp.

Perhaps one of the nicest lodges we stayed at although it might be a bit overpriced.

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Mrs B & Friends, Switzerland
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

It was great. Nice tented camp : Unfortunately, the cold weather made the night in the tents very fresh

The game drive in the reserve was great but we didn't enjoy the etosha park -too touristic-

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Mr and Mrs L from Paris
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

Designer camp on the Onguma reserve next to Etosha.
On the positive side, the tents are great and you see wildlife both at the private water hole and while driving to Etosha.

However we were not impressed by the food, which tries to be pretentious but lacks quality.

Also note that this one out of several Onguma franchises, which means that you will not get the personal touch of a smaller camp nor the intense interaction with other guests at an owner-run camp.

Reasons to stay here: be close to Etosha and wildlife.
We were in Tent 5

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Ms. W and Dr. F from San Francisco
Arrived on: 9-May-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp

To be fair, we spent little time at Onguma. The rooms and lounge areas are very chic, and the food was the best we had in Namibia, really very good.

All of the staff were extremely nice and I like the fact that the Onguma operation goes to great lengths to train and employ local people. But we arrived in the late afternoon after a long drive through Etosha and departed in the next morning, so I don't think we took advantage of all the camp had to offer.

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Mr & Mrs L - Staffordshire
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

Very nice camp but spoilt somewhat by thousands of bugs everywhere - very unpleasant at dinner and in the room, not helped by the staff leaving an outside light on directly by the door. The second night we requested this to be left off and it reduced the number considerably.

The room itself was extremely hot and airless and the fan was useless! The pool area was relaxing and very welcome in the heat.

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