Reviews of Onguma Forest Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
36 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Onguma Forest Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Etosha Aoba Lodge review"
The food was wonderful and all the staff sing for you before you eat your evening meal its magical.
Its position just outside Etosha is perfect." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Superb lodge set deep in wooded area"
Our rooms in thatched "cottage-bomas" were perfect. For us, it was different to be in such a wooded, enclosed environment. Quite a change! Our sons were desperate to spot animals (even though they had seen many in Etosha!) and so headed off to the waterhole next morning at dawn. None seen bar various deer but they were after cat sightings! Lovely eating area at this lodge close to another waterhole where various animals came. It was lovley to eat outside and to have fires lit outside too. The food was really excellent and we wanted this to be passed onto the local cooks. Also much appreciated the staff singing - as at Kulala this made it more personal for us and we liked this. More of this would be good.
We took a sundowner drive with Sam(?) and it was very good. We had spent a lot of time in Etosha so didn't need to return there. Our sons loved the animals there but we all needed to rest a bit . Etosha Aoba was a wonderful place - cool, dark interiors and very helpful staff and a setting so different to the other lodges and a personal feel to it. Not like it was part of a big group. It would be interesting to have the story of how it became a lodge written down for guests to read. We always wanted to find out the history of a lodge, how it began life, who ran it and if the local Namibians worked there and how they felt. So notes on each lodge at each lodge might be worth suggesting!" See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
The "dining" room in particular was great!
The sunset drive was also great! However, I would suggest they move the sunset viewing spot to somewhere where there are some interesting trees to include in your sunset photos that we all scampered to take. Where we were there was only a fence and flat horizon to include in your shot.
Poo spitting was fun!
Excellent guides!" See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
"Very well run lodge near Etosha"
the food was excellent and they were very helpful (gave me internet access for a reasonable cost), we had a Kudu join us at the waterhole for breakfast." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
"Friendly lodge in the middle of the bush"
The accommodation in individual thatched cottages was excellent and the food very well presented. We would have appreciated more salad and vegetables, also brown bread for breakfast, but realise that the logistics, particularly food supply, of running a lodge in secluded areas must be unimaginably demanding. As we spent our time in Etosha we cannot comment on the organised activities." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
"The long and winding road to Aoba Lodge"
The accommodation was clean and basic in a woodland setting. Very peaceful. The meals provided were very good and the staff were lovely. Ask to see the Bushbabies." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
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