Reviews of Onguma Bush Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
81 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
"Onguma Bush Camp"
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 ." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
"Onguma Bush Camp review"
We had a very enjoyable sundowner/evening drive, although again no animals, but our guide was very good.
The children enjoyed the swimming pool here." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
"Onguma Bush Camp review"
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," See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia; 2n in Rwanda; 1n in South Africa
"Great experience at Onguma Bush Camp"
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!" See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia; 3n in Zambia; 2n in Botswana; 1n in South Africa
"Onguma Bush Camp review"
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." See all these reviews: 6n in Namibia
"Onguma Bush Camp review"
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." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
"Absolutely exemplary in all aspects"
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!" See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia; 5n in Zimbabwe; 2n in Botswana
"Good in parts"
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." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
"Great place for families"
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Mushara Bush Camp
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Ongava Tented Camp
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Onguma Tented Camp
Onguma Tented Camp is a lovely, little tented camp which centres around an attractive waterhole a short drive from the Von Lindequist Gate to eastern Etosha.
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Close to the eastern entrance to Etosha, the comfortable Mushara Lodge is well-placed for exploring the park in your own vehicle or on a guided drive.
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Intimate and luxurious, Mushara Outpost is well-placed on a private reserve to explore nearby Etosha National Park on your own or on a guided drive.
Onguma Camp Kala
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Onguma The Fort
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Onguma Forest Camp
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At the heart of the private Etosha Heights Reserve, Safarihoek Lodge offers comfortable accommodation and excellent game-viewing.
Taleni Etosha Village
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Etosha Safari Lodge
A short drive from Etosha National Park's southern entrance, Etosha Safari Lodge is a convenient base from which to explore the park.
The beautifully located and luxurious Little Ongava is a stunning place to stay in order to explore Etosha National Park and the private Ongava Reserve.
Etosha Safari Camp
Funky, low-key and very original, Etosha Safari Camp is well placed for visiting Etosha National Park on a self-drive or guided safari.
Andersson's at Ongava
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Mokuti Etosha Lodge
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Vreugde Guest Farm
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Etosha Oberland Lodge
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Etosha Garden Hotel
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Onkoshi Camp is owned and run by Namibia Wildlife Resorts. Built on elevated wooden platforms it overlooks Etosha Pan.
Etosha King Nehale
A short drive from the national park's northern entrance, Etosha King Nehale Lodge is an interesting and comfortable base from which to explore the park.