Onguma Tented Camp

Reviews of Onguma Tented Camp

Excellent(92%) From 45 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 45 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 M & Ms B - Brussels
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp - the high point of trip

The camp was beautifully constructed and tastefully decorated.

The rooms were spotlessly clean and had Wi-Fi access, a safe and tea-making facilities. The staff were professional and friendly but not overbearing. The guide was knowledgeable and pleasant to talk to. The food was delicious.

We highly recommend this camp. Staying at Onguma was the high point of our holiday.

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The J Family from Herts
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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So disappointing.

Great location just by the park gate. Nicely situated next to a small waterhole. But after Andersons and Damaraland camp this was a complete disappointment.

This camp was stuffy and formal, with absolutely no atmosphere, and a poor recommendation for a large family group. The staff were very polite but very quiet and reserved. I wouldn't have liked this camp even if I'd been in a couple. It was just too quiet and restrained - trying to be something that it wasn't.

The rooms are huge , so they were being pretty inflexible insisting that we had to have 4 rooms, rather than allowing the 3 kids to share and having 3 rooms between us - as we did at all other lodges. I wasn't that keen on sharing my room with a very active rodent, which was very happy coming and going through a gap in the canvas - but more concerned that if a large mouse could get in, then so could a snake...

It turned out that the 4 gunshots we heard before dinner marked the demise of a spitting cobra which was trying to attack the chef - apparently it would have been looking for mice - presumably like the one I was sharing my room with. The food was nice, but spoilt by the lack of atmosphere - so all the couples ate in silence and then went. Not comfortable or relaxed.

A real shame, as we were anticipating that this camp would be a real highlight. I imagine it was the most expensive place we stayed, but the least enjoyable. Not a good recommendation. Not sure why they insisted that we had to be accompanied by a guard when going to and from our rooms - yes, of course there are animals out there, but non of the other camps insisted on this. He clearly wasn't armed anyway - and it just contributed to the formality.


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Mr and Mrs C - East Sussex
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp is splendid

What a lovely place to stay.

Great staff, particularly Cacious (sorry if misspelt) who had to deal with a rather unpleasant American and handled it with great dignity.

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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
Overall:
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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
Overall:
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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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