Onguma Tented Camp

Reviews of Onguma Tented Camp

Excellent(93%) From 43 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 43 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 & Mrs E - Coulsdon
Arrived on: 20-Jun-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great safaris at Onguma Tented Camp

Another great location just outside the Etosha park and really comfortable accommodation. Plenty of space and a great deck looking directly over the waterhole. Another location where hot water bottles were provided, not only in the beds but on the game drives too,very welcome.

Service was impeccable and the delicious food only marred by rather tough oryx on our last night.

The trip into Etosha was outstanding. The highlight was watching a herd of 70 elephants marching in stately and orderly fashion to a waterhole where they peacefully drank all together; we watched in amazement. Thank you to our guide Charles.

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Mr J & Ms J - Wedding Anniversary
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Safari-luxe at Onguma Tented Camp

We loved this place, it was pure luxury in the bush. There was only one other small group staying when we were there, so we had a marvellous day hanging out by the infinity pool reading our books and watching the animals wander down to the waterhole.

The rooms are pure luxury - and contain everything you could need. Somehow the 'design' features in the safari tent just work and the overall aesthetic is beautiful. We loved the bathtub and outdoor shower.

We did one sundowner drive with a private guide and saw lions, although the game is much more timid here and not used to people or cars.

This is a really nice place to spend a few nights after doing self-drive in the park - the staff really look after you, always anticipating what you might need. The food was extremely good.

We'd go back and would highly recommend it.

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Miss. H & Mr. R - London
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

After getting up at the crack of dawn in Etosha we enjoyed a very relaxing an peaceful stay at Onguma. Reading and watching the waterhole outside our room was a perfect 2 days.

Staff, food, service was all as expected - superb.

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Ms W & Ms B - Alaska
Arrived on: 29-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

We were well taken care of at the Onguma Tented Camp, going on wonderful game drives and enjoying luxury accommodations. David and Sandra made sure everything went well for us throughout our stay. They went above and beyond assisting us with a flat tire. While the tire couldn't be fixed the mechanic repaired the rim and contacted a tire shop in Tsumeb for us which we visited after we left to pick up a new tire.

Moses was a very knowledgeable guide and gave additional information about animal behavior which we appreciated. The kitchen staff did a wonderful job accommodating our vegetarian meal request. All the food was excellent and the presentation of the food made for outstanding dining experiences. When not on game drives we enjoyed the accommodations completely.

The setting for Onguma Tented Camp was extremely relaxing and the addition of the waterhole was neat. There is nothing like returning from a game drive to find zebra, gemsbok, etc...hanging out at the waterhole right outside the tent! Last but not least - Marcus and Thomas were GREAT as well and we'll always remember their fantastic smiles!

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Mr A & Ms G - Ireland, honeymoon
Arrived on: 18-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

We arrived at Onguma and unfortunately had only one night here. We were there with another couple and that was it. We really had a fabulous time here.

It was extremely luxrious and sumptous in every way. The rooms were fantastic and comfortable. the food was amazing. we wished that we could have stayed for a second night and would really love to return to here again. it was a very relaxing place to reach after a long drive through the park from Halali.

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Mrs. B and friend from Bodmin
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

A very intimate camp with a truly five star feel. The staff from the management down were all charming and helpful.

The decor in the tents was stunning, and it was nice to have the choice of game viewing in Etosha or on the private reserve where Onguma is situated.

The intimacy makes this camp stand out.

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Mrs. I and Family - Keston
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

Although arrived there quite late and the drive from the gate to the tented camp was quite long the welcome we received was lovely.

Very warm and friendly staff, an amazing "tent", really very luxurious and the restaurant overlooking the water hole was magical.

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Mr. & Mrs. S from Southsea
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A first class camp

The service was personal and friendly. The camp was extremely comfortable with a charming view of the water hole although it was a very quiet one for animals.

It is a long drive along a rough road to reach the camp so limits the extent you would want to come and go. Walking from the camp was also restricted but it was very pleasant to just relax.

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Mr & Mrs W from Warwickshire
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

Supremely comfortable and stylish tents. The view of the waterhole from the spacious bed is outstanding, especially when the zebra visited and grazed a few metres from our doorway. Outdoor shower is a charming touch.

Service and food were excellent and the whole experience was a benchmark against which the rest of trip would be measured. The iced tea and cooling towels on arrival were a nice touch.

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Ms D & Mr C from Stockport
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

Technically the best place for the facilities, room the best, most relaxing place etc
HOwever there was absolutely no presence from a manager which let it down significantly. Sandra who seemed to be charge was absolutely delightful and very very helpful but the place had no 'presence' which was such a let down for it as on location and facilities it was absolutely the best. We had to go to the kitchen ourselves to find staff on 2 occasions.
Very good food.
Staff that were there were very pleasant in deed, really good but noone was really in charge, Sandra was technically but having come from Cameron and Wendy this was such a stark contrast.
Guding staff - Nicholas was great and very friendly but they were very short staffed and all very young - too young really. There was no real maturity across the whole staff spectrum.
Very shocked and disappointed that the staff appeared to not be treated very well, no set days off, no set holidays, manager apparently denied them holidays - all the other places seemed to be 6 weeks on 2 weeks off but not here - Really not impressive at all.
Such a pity because of these points as it would just be totally out of this world if only they had a manager and a presence to give the place some feeling.
For example - other places we were greeted at our car with drinks and cold towels - here we had to find our way in etc etc.
The staff who were there were lovely though - they just needed support!

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