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Onguma Bush Camp
Onguma Bush Camp
Onguma Bush Camp
Onguma Bush Camp
Onguma Bush Camp

Reviews of Onguma Bush Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

78 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Onguma Bush Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jul-2018, 13 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Onguma Bush Camp.
Lion

46% success

Leopard

8% success

Cheetah

18% success

Oryx

92% success

Wildebeest

75% success

Zebra

67% success

Giraffe

58% success

Elephant

42% success

Sable antelope

38% success

Eland

33% success

Spotted Hyena

33% success

Black Rhino

18% success

White Rhino

18% success

Brown Hyena

10% success

Roan antelope

9% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Showing 1-10 of 78
Duration
Arrival date
Mr & Mrs B
Colorado

"Onguma Bush Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 29 Jun 2022
"This was a return visit to Onguma for us and we have a very pleasant stay. The property is absolutely beautiful, and the rooms and property very clean. My one complaint about the rooms is that the beds are quite hard and uncomfortable. The staff was very kind and it was a nice, easy stay for us with our almost-three-year old.

The food was a bit all over the place–breakfasts were excellent, lunch offerings poor, dinner ranged from a very good night to some adequate meals. They do, however, offer a very pleasant multi-course dinner in the evening overlooking the waterhole, so even though the food was not always the best, the experience is always very pleasant.

The waterhole by the lodge is very nice and we had quite a lot of visitors this time, including elephant, kudu, springbok, impala, jackal, and a nightly eagle owl.

Onguma's photography hide is the absolute star here–we had several nice sessions watching the animals visit from that great, eye-level vantage point. I did learn that they had stopped doing true game drives in the Onguma reserve, and only do quick sun-downer drives, despite having a large reserve with a lot of wildlife. That being said, the great thing about Onguma is the location right next to the Etosha entry gate and all that the park offers. We spent most of our time self-driving from Onguma into the park." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Cheetah

1 sighting

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

White Rhino

1 sighting

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

safari lovers
UK

"Onguma Bush Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 4 Apr 2022
"We enjoyed being based at Onguma, just outside Etosha NP. Our rondavel was very comfortable and well equipped.

Minor issue with hot water for the shower which they did try and fix but it remained very sporadic.

Spacious camp with nice variety of seating areas. Pool lovely .

Tasty food. Lovely friendly staff.

We did the evening drive in the reserve which was ok but really not a lot to see." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Oryx

1 sighting

Wildebeest

5 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr & Mrs E
Montana

"Onguma Bush Camp review"

1 night Arrived 4 Aug 2021
"This was a great lodge to stay in the eastern part of Etosha. And the birding was a wonderful beginning to adding to a lifelist of birds. The night drive was fun although we didn't see a lot of wildlife." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 8n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Oryx

1 sighting

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wildebeest

1 sighting

Ms C
Montana

"Onguma Bush Camp review"

1 night Arrived 4 Aug 2021
"Again, we only stayed one night at Onguma, but I'd love to go back there for a longer stay. My room was lovely, the food was delicious, and the setting with a water hole by the dining area was wonderful.

With more time there, I'd have enjoyed the swimming pool.

I'm a birder, delighted that Onguma was a very birdy place. Also enjoyed the evening safari ride." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 8n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Oryx

2 sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Dr L
Denmark

"Excellent high service"

1 night Arrived 13 Aug 2019
"Our children stayed in Onguma Bush Camp. They said it was the best service so far on this trip. We also know the place from previous trips." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Family K
Florida

"Onguma Bush Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 4 Jun 2019
"The drive was long to get there so lovely to arrive there. The food was excellent here. Best we had so far." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Cheetah

1 sighting

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Sable antelope

1 sighting

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr J.
Ireland

"Onguma Bush Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 13 Apr 2019
"Lovely camp. No problems at all. Great food. Great service.

Nice lodgings for family of four. Lovely pool.

Decent safari experience as well which was reasonable value." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Eland

1 sighting

Elephant

1 sighting

Giraffe

3 sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Oryx

1 sighting

White Rhino

1 sighting

Wildebeest

4 sightings

Zebra

5 sightings

Mr R & Mrs S
Southsea

"Slightly Disappointing"

2 nights Arrived 17 Jan 2019
"This Lodge was pleasant but we had a few problems.
The lodge and facilities were Tired.
Dusty room...flies on window-sills and dust on tops of bedside light bulbs.
Some Sun-bed mattresses ripped along top.
Towels on sun-beds not cleared away (@ 19:00)...eventually done at 19:10 but the beds weren’t put straight.
1 Sun-bed frame rusted through.
No shower hot water day 1. Eventually fixed.
Requested a specific table for dinner but it didn’t happen...
There doesn’t appear to be anyone on the case to maintain and improve standards
Apart from Mercia, the duty manager, there do not appear to be any other women workers! So no feminine touch.

Of the 4 lodges we stayed at, this was our least favourite although the restaurant and food were very good. My wife went for a Spa Treatment at ‘The Fort’, also part of the Onguma complex and this was on a better and higher level." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Poor
Dr & Mrs N
USA

"Very enjoyable time"

4 nights Arrived 6 Jan 2019
"Loved the waterhole and dining there... one game drive with camp in evening - very average guide" See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia; 16n in Tanzania; 10n in Botswana; 1n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Lion

1 sighting

Mrs M & Mr S
USA

"Onguma Bush Camp review"

1 night Arrived 12 Oct 2018
"long drive from Okonjima to Onguma.

We arrived late in afternoon, and left early for Etosha in morning.

Next time I would prefer to stay in park Namatumi if it was available." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Giraffe

3 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Sable antelope

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

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