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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

85 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, 21 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Onguma Bush Camp.
Lion

48% success

Leopard

11% success

Cheetah

18% success

Oryx

75% success

Giraffe

68% success

Zebra

68% success

Wildebeest

63% success

Elephant

53% success

Eland

42% success

Spotted Hyena

33% success

Sable antelope

31% success

Black Rhino

19% success

Roan antelope

18% success

White Rhino

18% success

Brown Hyena

13% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Showing 11-20 of 85
Duration
Arrival date
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 & wife
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

M B &C
S Cheshire

"Onguma Bush Camp"

1 night Arrived 22 Sep 2018
"Book early. We traveled as a party of 3 and were unable to get a triple room so ended with 2 rooms on this night.

Bush camp is absolutely fine and we found the bar restaurant area overlooking the waterhole a very pleasant place to enjoy the end of the day, Rooms were well maintained but without minibars / fridges and quite compact. Service was good.

Access to the Onguma site is on a gravel road we though could do with some maintenance.

It was fun to see wildlife at the waterhole adjacent to the camp." See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs Braddock
UK

"Onguma Bush Camp"

2 nights Arrived 15 Sep 2018
"Just outside the eastern exit to Etosha in its own game reserve, this camp is luxurious!

Beautiful, spacious well appointed individual chalets. A great restaurant and lounge area overlooking its own waterhole. This is 5 star safari experience!!!

Very helpful and friendly staff. We went on the sundowner tour and the guide knew exactly where to find a pride of lions - we were up close and personal for quite a long magical time. And then off to a quiet open location where we could get out of the truck and enjoy a drink as we witnessed the beautiful setting sun!!!

Excellent food, friendly, helpful staff in beautiful surroundings - can't ask for more than that!!!!" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Brown Hyena

1 sighting

Eland

10 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

4 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Roan antelope

10 sightings

Sable antelope

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

4 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

C & D
Woking/Brighton

"Fantastic camp in a beautiful setting"

2 nights Arrived 6 Sep 2018
"After a long drive it was a treat to arrive and be given a cool drink while we checked in.

Our waterhole view room was spacious and beautifully decorated. Drinks round the camp fire and the cosy lounge above the waterhole made for relaxing evenings, and the African Tales bedtime story on the pillow was a lovely touch.

The early morning bush walk in the reserve is great way to start the day before taking yourself into Etosha.

The camp staff were incredibly kind, polite and we really enjoyed staying at Onguma!" See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Black Rhino

Multiple sightings

Eland

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

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