Reviews of Onguma Bush Camp
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Onguma Bush Camp
After our very ordinary accommodation at Okaukuejo we moved to near heaven . What a lovely place . Pleasant staff comfortable rondavels ,and in spite of the drought restful green surroundings. and most importantly a great shop with some interesting different curios. Joking about the great importance of the shop but was nice to see some different things.
Accommodation very clean and well serviced . The food was really nice and plentiful with a wonderful waiter Emil. What a joy he was .
I would definitely recommend this Camp for value for money .
Onguma Bush Camp review
The camp was amazing - the best of all we stayed in.Read more about the whole safari
This place was pure luxury! Great service in the restaurant and amazing food. the rooms were opulent! I would come back here and stay for a week.
The tour guides were so wonderful. Armstrong extended our tour well past his quitting time in an attempt to find us some animals.
I wish we had arrived here earlier and taken their tours into Etosha instead of driving around on our own,
Great experience at Onguma Bush Camp
We loved our private waterhole. It seemed like this was the appetizer to Etosha National Park. We saw one elephant at the waterhole.
The next morning, one of the staff members gently knocked on our door at 7 am to let us know that there was a lioness walking in front of our rooms to the waterhole. That was the only lion we saw on our trip.
The wait staff, specifically, Edwil, was very attentive and I'll be forever grateful for his knock on our door to come out and see the lion!
Onguma Bush Camp review
The property was really great.
The watering hole in the dining area was the best I had seen.
The kids really enjoyed the loft rooms. The rooms were very, very nice and comfortable.
They did a great job of accommodating requests for kid-friendly food options.
Onguma Bush Camp review
We were disappointed that Onguma was, effectively, some distance (in time, at least) outside of the Etosha National Park. The camp was well situated directly overlooking a waterhole that was visited by a large number of animals throughout the day.
However, after Okonkjima the game drives seemed average at best. We were quite disappointed with the morning walk - we seemed to learn a lot about termites - and saw nothing reasonably close or special.
We saw most when we were relaxing and looking out over the waterhole and we also enjoyed relaxing at the swimming pool.
Absolutely exemplary in all aspects
Onguma was the highlight of the accomodation on our trip. The grounds and buildings are extremely pleasant and attractive, the pool is great, and the setting of the restaurant and bar above the water hole is perfect.
We are keen animal and bird-spotters, and we saw several species around that small area that we never saw in the rest of our trip!
Service was extremely polite, professional and unobtrusive. The food was tasty, well-proportioned, and vegetarians were well catered for. We were quite sad to leave Onguma after only one night!
Good in parts
Spent 3 nights here, so had a chance to really test the place. Overall the stay was good, the waterhole view rondavel was very spacious and comfortable. The food was excellent, with just enough choice to ensure quality. The waterhole was well-used by animals and the elevated hide is very useful.
Some observations though:
(1) the Camp appears to concentrate on German tourists (we only met 3 Brits and 2 Dutch people). This can mean that some staff have only a smattering of English, which can lead to confusion.
(2) we only met one female member of staff the whole time - a lady from the kitchen - on one occasion Elizabeth had a problem getting service from the barman, who seemed reluctant to serve a woman.
(3) related to (1) I think, we asked about a good place to view the Pan which the resort abuts and were told to use the main road into the resort area. On the way there we were told by one guide to stick to the main roads, even if other tracks were available. Fine, wouldn't want to get lost! Then when taking pictures from the car another vehicle stopped and told us that we were not allowed to use our own car at all - we had to go out on organised trips only, and should return to the Bush Camp immediately. Having a huge resort area is therefore almost useless unless one pays for each trip. This would make three days very expensive.
Great place for families
Very friendly staff and great with children. Location is perfect for east Etosha.Read more about the whole safari
There have been a lot of improvements since our last visit to Onguma, the view from the dinning room of the new waterhole is spectacular.
The staff are lovely and friendly and most helpful. They appreciated the presents of Manchester United Football Shirts.