Onguma Tree Top

Reviews of Onguma Tree Top

Excellent(98%) From 16 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 16 of our travellers who have visited Onguma Tree Top, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms H & Mr L - Wales
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tree Top review

The entrance to this camp is vitually directly outside Von Lindequist Gate on the left. Wonderful welcome from MarKus, who was a genial host throughout. Only 4 rooms, uniquely built among the trees with a wonderful view of a waterhole. Great food and service.

We did an afternoon, morning a night drive with an excellent guide, Justin.

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Mr K - Channel Islands
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A lost battery and a leopard kill.

This is a very specail camp with a friendly atmosphere, excellent staff and beautiful rooms. The food is stunning and the view equally so.

Our time here was a little hectic as one of us had to drive back to Ongava (350 Km round trip) to retrieve a lost battery charger - a fantastic days drive that took 8 hours owing to the time spent at the excellent waterhole activity in Etosha.

The others were treated to a leopold killing an impala, so a pretty good day alround. The activities at Onguma are varied and the staff very enthusiastic - certainly aplace I would like to re-visit.

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Mr S & Mrs K - West Midlands
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tree Top review

Lovely setting. Nice place to relax after driving round Etosha.
Staff very friendly and food excellent.

Guide knowledgable, but not good at judging his audience. In drive round the private reserve, there were too many stops and his explanations were far too detailed.

A few doubts about the operation of the reserve. They've bought in some black wildebeeste, but they haven't thrived. We were told later that they also had problems with a rhino, which had to be sold on.

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Mr G and family - Philadelphia
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Onguma Tree Top review

We had a short one night stay at Onguma en route to Etosha. Our night game drive was an excellent experience, particularly tracking a group of lions in their courtship ritual, as well as sightings of many other smaller carnivores.

The elevated tents are excellent, well designed and highly functional, with an excellent view of a large active waterhole.

We enjoyed our meals very much but unfortunately arrived relatively late and left quite early to continue into Etosha so could not sample the reserve's daytime activities.

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Mr.B & Dr.T - London
Arrived on: 5-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tree Top review

What an amazing place. So simple and oh so special. In essence all the camp consits of is 5 tree houses connected by a walk way. It's this simplicity that makes it so special. The individual tree houses are just a bed platform with a roof overlooking a waterhole. The walls are canvas and optional (They can be rolled up or down) The star lit shower hangs off the main platform, with plenty of pressure and plenty of hot water, it's fantastic .

Being so small it's easy for the staff to outnumber the guests so that you are truly looked after by the ever attentive staff. The food was without doubt some of the best we had on the whole trip. The camp is run by a husband and wife team which adds to the homleyness.

The only aspect that could be improved on would be the quantity and variety of game in the Onguma Reserve itself, however this is compensated by the very easy acess to Etosha.

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Mr and Mrs L - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 12-May-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tree Top review

A special place, one not to rush, stay and savour........ and the food is excellent. Mike wanted to stay and have the chef's job.

The empahsis is on what you want but also on a very subtle persuasion to sit a while, take their advice, listening to birdsong all afternoon is theraputic. And a special thanks to JJ - a true pro.

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