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.
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 Warwick
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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Honeymooners from Aberdeen
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

This was a lovely camp just on outskirts of the national park. The contrast with the government run camps was striking, from the luxourious tented rooms to the stylish central area.

We only stayed at the camp one night so did not partake in the activities, but we would definately return for a longer stay given the chance.

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Mr A & Mrs A - Twickenham
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

Luxurious, but a slightly confined atmosphere due to remoteness. Possibly 1 night here is enough.

The tents overlook the waterfall which can give some amazing night-viewings, but can also mean you don't get much sleep!

Well appointed rooms and helpful staff, although no fridge was a bit of a shame.

Excellent food and the bar area and dining room are beautiful (and the small pool very "refreshing"!).

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Mr & Mrs G from London
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

Onguma was good without being outstanding. Perhaps we were getting a little tired of the luxury camps by this time, and feeling nostalgic for the remoteness and pleasant simplicity of the Schoeman's camps.

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Mr M & Mrs S - Cambridge
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lion camp

Another of our favourites. The ultimate in style.

Sandra and David were charming, attentive and delightful as was Matteus who had a wonderful sense of humour. Food was delicious and service excellent. Everything here is done for you. Waterhole attracts resident porcupines.

Tented accommodation was beautiful and lovely to have the bath and outside shower. Infinity pool lovely to look at but very cold! Heard lions roaring in the night and nearly drove over them in the morning on the way out.

The only minor criticism we can think of is the safe needs to be secured to the wall.

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Mr. J - Hall
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

A very nice place to stay on it's own private reserve, friendly staff, good food, really good accomodation.

The night game drive was great if a bit scary, despite being told that lions do not try to get into vehicles they were so close at night that you still felt scared - in an enjoyable way!

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Mr. J - Erin
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

We felt that our tent was in need of a minor face-lift - the roof had water stains, which slightly spoilt the lovely interior decor. The range of activities was also rather limited. On the positive side, the service which we received was fantastic, the food good and the atmosphere relaxed. There were several nice touches in relation to our honeymoon. We were glad we stayed at Onguma and wish the staff very best wishes for the future

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