Onguma Tented Camp

Reviews of Onguma Tented Camp

Excellent(92%) From 47 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 47 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 C & Mrs A - Nottingham
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Another interesting type of safari

Excellent camp with first class food and environment
Pleasantly relaxing by their water hole.

Some people we got to know stayed at one of the other Onguma camps and were very dissatisfied to the point of leaving a day early.

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Mr L & Mrs V - Essex
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great place to relax but....

This was a very good place to relax after some hectic days in Etosha. The standard of accommodation was very high and the food excellent. Although the brochure stated communal eating this was not the case - we had indivdual tables.

The waiting staff were very good indeed ... however we understand the camp managers have only been at the camp for six months and we're not sure exactly how at ease they feel in the job.

The private game reserve was truly poor - perhaps we'd been spoilt by Ongava/Etosha. We had a good guide who normally worked at a first rate private reserve in South Africa, and although he put on a brave face it was obvious that he was a bit embarrassed.

Overall we felt this was a people oriented rather than a wildlife oriented place.

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Ms B & Mr W - Switzerland
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Big 4 seen in less than an hour/gourmet meals

All-in this is a tie with Wolwedens as best of class....

Excellent wine cellar complimented an eclectic and very romantic dining area (totally open air and full view of a 24-hour lighted waterhole). Food was stellar for all meals.

Rooms had both indoor, outdoor showers and tub.... with an endless supply of hot water. Front decks opened to a full view of the waterhole. The pool/lounging area was very elegant.

Guide (Previous) was super friendly and put us on stellar wildlife in the morning and a great "nature" oriented drive with sundowner in the evening. Having Etosha relatively close by was a big plus. Attention to detail was impressive, including lit candles in the room after dinner, a hot water bottle in the jeep along with blankets for the early morning drive to Etosha and an excellent curio collection

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Mr P & Mrs SP - Holland
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

Wow!

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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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