Reviews of Onguma Camp Kala
Wildlife sightings and reviews
43 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Onguma Camp Kala and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Onguma Tree Top Camp review"
We were there two nights and on each night only one other lodge was occupied. This meant that we had dinner with one other couple which was memorable, helped by the fact we had our own chef, cooking the meal in an open kitchen. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. There is a deck outside with a fire pit which was lit each night.
We went to Bush Camp on our second day for a swim and lunch. Another lovely place on the same reserve." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Wonderful tree house"
All the staff are friendly and helpful, and the food cooked in front of you is excellent and imaginatively presented. The ambience of the common areas and the communal dining table makes for a great opportunity for sharing stories and conversation with other guests
We did both a night drive (not advertised or recommended by the camp, but at our request), and an excellent sun-downer drive (shared with 4 guests from tented camp), and Justin the guide on both occasions was both friendly and very knowledgeable.
Whilst there is no swimming pool at Tree Top, we were invited to use the facilities at the nearby Tented Camp where we also had an excellent lunch.
This was the second time we had stayed at this camp. It was our favourite on the first trip and remained so on this. Our only regret was that we only stayed 2 nights this time." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana
"A little piece of paradise"
The food by Erasmus was wonderful. The lunch that we had was simply superb. I could not fault it.
All the staff at the camp were attentive. The morning of the day we arrived a lionness had killed a baby giraffe outside our tree top chalet. She had dragged it away from the lodge, but she was still visible from two of the chalets while she was sleeping. One member of staff had spotted her sleeping and came to fetch us so we could go look at her.
We did the morning bush walk which enabled us to get close to a giraffe and we learnt a lot about termites. We did feel we could have learnt about more varied things on the walk. We also did the sundowner tour which was nice..
The rooms are beautifully done and the outdoor shower worked well. It was nice to eat round a big table with all the other couples at dinner time and get to know them.
A lovely little camp." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
"Charming small camp"
Food was superb! The best we had on the whole trip. Erasmus, the chef, prepared meals worthy of a high end restaurant.
We only took one activity: a walk one morning which was good. The rest of the time we did our own game drives into Etosha." See all these reviews: 27n in Namibia
"Onguma Tree top - exceptional"
Took 2 tours - night tour and sunset tour. Tours very dependent on guide - night tour disappointing but sunset tour was excellent because the guide Eric was so knowledgeable." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
Not much wildlife, but that doesn't matter as Etosha is nearby.
Maybe the bungalows are a bit to close to each other, but if you have quiet neighbors you don't hear them." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
"On stilts by the water hole"
Excellent company at dinner - just 8 guests in total here.
Good bush walk with guide Peter, who pointed out not just the larger sights, but smaller things that might go unnoticed e.g. 'Sand Lions' - we found a couple of ants and fed them to the Sand Lions in thier tiny desert homes. Also learned more about the termite mounds which are numerous in this area." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
Some people were nervous of the open tent but you are well above the ground and there is no problem in my opinion. A little more rustic than the Tented camp which looks really lovely.
A small but fantastic staff with David, Simon and another man who met us first and his name has deserted me but it did start with Skl - - - I have not mentioned Erasmus ,the Chef yet. The food would would have graced ANY 5 star restaurant anywhere. Every meal was magnificent as were the packed lunches we took into Etosha. We loved the pre and post dinner by the fire chatting to our fellow guests We did all our own drives into Etosha so did not use their activities." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 1n in South Africa
"Onguma Tree Top review"
the bungalows are well appointed, clean great linen and warm during the chilly nights, the outdoor shower was fun once we worked out the hot water supply!
highlight of this camp along with many was the food and staff the three men were absolutely amazing, service was tops and Erasimus in the kitchen is a legend. I wanted to bundle him into my suitcase and bring him home to my kitchen!!! Access to Etosha excellent and we enjoyed the whole experience." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 1n in South Africa
"Onguma Tree Top review"
The bugalows were as anticpated and well equiped.
David and the chef at Tree Tops were very attentive, welcoming and good hosts. One evening we had a bbq where it seemed an exceptional quanitity was cooked. However it was all very good. Choices were available at other meals all of which was cooked well and presented nicely. There was a very good choice for breakfast and the chef was happy to cook a variety of options for each of the guests.
Given that we had spent the previous days in Etosha we only did one activity (the Rinho drive) and spent the rest of the time relaxing. If you do not have a car the actual activities are somewhat restrictive." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
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Other lodges in Etosha National Park
Alternative places to stay in this same area.
Set within Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo Resort is a large camp with a productive, floodlit waterhole.
The smallest of Etosha's erstwhile restcamps, overlooking its own floodlit waterhole, Halali has a superb location near the centre of Etosha Pan.
Mushara Bush Camp
The family-friendly Mushara Bush Camp offers great value and is an excellent base from which to explore Etosha National Park.
With fantastic views over a private reserve bordering Etosha, the smart Ongava Lodge offers driving and walking safaris on the reserve, and guided drives in Etosha.
Ongava Tented Camp
Set around a waterhole on a private reserve, the small Ongava Tented Camp combines understated comfort with activities that include walks and night drives.
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.
Opened in 2011, Dolomite Camp allows visitors access to the far west side of Etosha National Park, which was previously off limits to most visitors.
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.
Centred on an old fort, the government run Namutoni Camp is located just inside Etosha National Park, close to Fisher's Pan.
Onguma Bush Camp
For great wildlife viewing without breaking the bank, the affordable and understated luxury of Onguma Bush Camp could be perfect.
To the west of Etosha National Park, on the edge of Damaraland, Hobatere Lodge offers good game-viewing on its own reserve.
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 The Fort
The Fort is the jewel in the crown of the Onguma lodges, and arguably the whole of eastern Etosha.
Onguma Forest Camp
From its woodland setting on the Onguma Reserve, Forest Camp is within easy striking distance of Namibia’s flagship national park.
At the heart of the private Etosha Heights Reserve, Safarihoek Lodge offers comfortable accommodation and excellent game-viewing.
Taleni Etosha Village
Only 4km from Etosha's southern entrance, Taleni Etosha Village is an affordable base from which to explore the park.
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
With game drives on both its private reserve and in Etosha, Andersson's at Ongava also offers access to the Ongava Research Centre.
In the heart of the private Etosha Heights Reserve, the family-friendly Mountain Lodge offers game drives and bush walks within an exclusive environment.
Mokuti Etosha Lodge
With 106 rooms, child-friendly Mokuti Etosha Lodge is more like a hotel than a lodge. Facilities to include a gym, spa, tennis courts and even a snake park.
Vreugde Guest Farm
Vreugde Guest Farm is a delightful owner-run and working sheep farm where you can expect a warm welcome and charming hospitality.
Etosha Garden Hotel
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Etosha Oberland Lodge
A short drive from Etosha National Park's southern entrance, Etosha Oberland Lodge is a very comfortable base from which to explore the park, with excellent food.
Offering luxury on a peaceful private reserve close to Etosha, Villa Mushara is a great choice for honeymooners & those wishing to indulge themselves.
The private Safari House on the Etosha Heights reserve is a great option families or friends travelling together.
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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.
Onkoshi Camp is owned and run by Namibia Wildlife Resorts. Built on elevated wooden platforms it overlooks Etosha Pan.