Onguma Etosha Aoba

Reviews of Onguma Etosha Aoba

Good(89%) From 30 travellers
Excellent
19
Good
6
Average
4
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 30 of our travellers who have visited Onguma Etosha Aoba, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs K - Laguna Beach
Arrived on: 3-May-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

Best dinner of trip.

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Mr & Mrs S - Colorado
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

The facilities and accommodations are fine. Our complaint would be with management. Although we were greeted by the manager when we arrived, he spent the remainder of his time running back and forth between two groups of guests and at dinner, visited all the tables except ours.

We only spent one night there, so perhaps there was not a big incentive for him. Had we to do it again, we would spend at least another night (or more) in Etosha, probably at Namutoni.

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Mr R & Mrs I - Devon
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

Aoba Lodge was excellent.

Very helpful owner (or manager called Pieter). Excellent wine list and not expensive. Best air conditioning whole holiday very quiet and efficient. Good bird life in garden

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E & D from New Mexico
Arrived on: 11-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Lions, Snakes and Giraffes at Sunset

The best part of Etosha Aoba is the fact that it is in a private park that equals 1/3 the size of Etosha and as of January 2010 no hunting is allowed, which is probably why a big lioness just stood and watched us in our car from about 20 feet away.

We went on the sundowner drive with Sam and highly recommend it. The sunset view over Fischers Pan was quite spectacular, with giraffes chewing on bones and rubbing necks while we enjoyed a cold G+T.

Also be sure to have your camera or sound recording device with you at dinner as the ladies choral group sing a brief song each night in their native Damara language and they are wonderful.

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Mr & Mrs L from Sheffield
Arrived on: 11-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

We used this stopover as a relaxing rest period, for which it could not have been better.

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Mr & Mrs S - Inverness
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

A more traditional and older place than those in which we had stayed previously, and as such, the rooms seemed small. However, objectively, they were perfectly spacious and the facilities were good with a very fine pool. T

he welcome from staff and management was very friendly and the food excellent. There were walking routes recommended for unguided strolls and a hide available overlooking a waterhole some distance from the main complex as well as one near the bar/restaurant area.

The whole aura was one of relaxation and calmness, with none of the 'corporate' and 'health and safety' focus of the contract run lodges. After the evening meal, with which there was an excellent choice of wines, the female staff performed several songs with evident pride and enjoyment, which were well received.

Overall an excellent stopover.

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Mr & Mrs C - Gloucs
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

After some of the other lodges this one felt rather dated and because it is hidden away in the trees it perhaps lacked the atmosphere of the others.

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Mr & Mrs H - York
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Lovely site and very welcoming

The oldest accomodation we stayed in and slightly frayed at edges but a very good site and excellent hosts. The food was very good and we were sorry only to have one night in this camp.

We highly recommend to others.

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Ms L & Mr H - West Boylston, USA
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Average

Basic, but comfortable, w/ good food

After a long day driving thru Etosha, this lodge was a pleasant stop. It was a good place to stay after visiting the park all day, because it is fairly basic, and one did not feel that an earlier arrival would have been better, to allow time to enjoy the facilities (or view, of which there is none).

Dinner was very good.

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Ms R & Mr G from Hants
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Etosha Aoba Lodge review

The accommodation was very servicable, the people welcoming and charming, the wine good (they had an extensive well priced list), Good food was served for everyone, at the same time, in the open air - blankets provided if needed. The swimming pool looked very welcoming.

It might be better for the staff to perfom their welcome after the meal, as those of us who had spent the day in Etosha were ready to eat at 7.00.

There are 2 entrances to the lodge, both have a drive of about 10ks - we managed to mis the one just outside the Etosha gate on the right as the name of the 'company' is more prominent than the name of the lodge.

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