Onguma Bush Camp

Reviews of Onguma Bush Camp

Excellent(93%) From 61 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 61 of our travellers who have visited Onguma Bush Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs F & Mr N - Surrey
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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More formal style camp

It was good to have non driving options - we did a bush walk and spent time in the excellent hide by a waterhole.

Service is more formal here and I am less comfortable with that but plus points were the enormous chalet and really good food and wine.

Dining area by a waterhole and a swimming pool here so quite relaxing after lots of driving in Etosha

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Mr R. from Napier 4110
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Onguma Bush Camp review

Could have spent longer here. So close to Etosha .

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Mr &a Mrs G. from Ringwood
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful and relaxing setting

Great location just outside Etosha with its own small waterhole. The main area is built on a deck overlooking the waterhole with comfortable lounge seating in addition to the restaurant. A truly beautiful place to spend your time and watch the sun set. During the day we were able to relax around the pool which was adjacent to the waterhole. There was a game hide to view the animals at close quarters and in the evening before dinner we sat around the boma sharing experiences with other guests. There was also good wifi available.

The rondavels were a little on the small side but there was no reason to be in them other than to sleep so it wasn't uncomfortable. One evening there was no hot water as the gas heating system broke but this was repaired after a few hours.

The staff in the restaurant were fantastic and the chef the best. This food and its presentation was of five star standard.

The game drive and the safari walk we did in their own reserve was average. We wouldn't do the safari walk again as it was too 'tame' and not far enough to feel we had even stretched our legs. Compared to the vast Etosha the private reserve did feel quite small but since the camp is just outside the Etosha gates you really have the best of both.

We would stay here again without hesitation.

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Mr &Mrs P. from Staffordshire.
Arrived on: 23-May-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Outstanding Location.

Onguma Bush Camp is in a spectacular location overlooking a large water hole on the edge of Etosha. The camp`s management and staff do a marvellous job in looking after you, with superb standards of service. The camps décor is bold and modern.

The whole camp offers a very relaxed and spacious environment. The chalets are I feel very small inside, and offer limited private space outside in which to relax.

The food on offer was really very impressive ,and we enjoyed all the meals.

We also have two very good game drives, and were able to see a number of species for the first time on this year`s visit. Our guide helped make the drives even more interesting.

The only real issue was that you could not walk anywhere on your own within the camp site.

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Mr K & Mrs S - Netherlands
Arrived on: 20-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Stunning luxury

This lodge offers stunning luxury in the middle of a private game reserve. It has a great location for exploring Etosha (opposite the main gate).

Maintenance, decoration, service and food and drink are all of the highest calibre. Some may even find the luxury a bit overwhelming.

Our sundowner guided drive through Onguma park was rather unproductive but our self-drive safari through Etosha the next day was highly enjoyable and revealed plenty of wildlife.

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Mikel from (withheld because it's not interesting)
Arrived on: 3-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good place to stay

Of the four camps we stayed this was the least memorable. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it, but also nothing really stands out. The accommodations were good. The food was good. The service was mostly acceptable but at times painfully slow. It didn't feel as well run or managed as the others. I would certainly stay there again but would simply adjust my expectations accordingly.
A few giraffes came to the watering hole at sunset, but not much else (it wasn't the season). Also note that the camp is about a 15 minute drive on a fairly bumpy road from the park gate. It doesn't seem like much but when you spend all day driving in the park on bumpy roads were you're not even supposed to get out of the car to stretch your legs it really adds up.

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Miss M. from Margate
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Living the dream...

This was probably my favourite of the places we stayed for a variety of reasons - the setting with it's stunning interiors overlooking a waterhole which provided constant entertainment.

The restaurant and food also overlooking the waterhole was perfect with amazing service and fantastic food. The pool. Our room was so comfy with little extras like a bottle of water at night. But most of all the staff - so friendly and attentive - I felt so relaxed and happy here.

We also did an evening drive and saw plenty of animals which made it a fantastic all rounder - I'd happily go back here and spend a week or longer!

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Mr M from Toronto
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful but smoking allowed in best spot

With its pretty waterhole and the green beautiful trees, Onguma is a welcome relief from the dryness and dust of Etosha.

The dining room/ lounge area is beautiful and the rooms are comfortable.

The only negative is that smoking is allowed in the best spot (the lounge area just above the waterhole).

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Mr C & Mrs C - Nam, Bots and VFA
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Bush Camp review

Onguma was a gem - quiet, serene and had the cleanest swimming pool, Superb dining area that overlooked the waterhole, as well as comfy seating area.

We were disappointed that we could not self drive around the Onguma private reserve and that they no longer offered a night drive. The day walk led by David was great - informative and a chance to walk in the area. We were late back for breakfast, but the staff were waiting for us and couldn't do more for us.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

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Ms A - Australia
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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 .

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