Onguma Tented Camp

Reviews of Onguma Tented Camp

Excellent(93%) From 79 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 79 of our travellers who have visited Onguma Tented Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr V from Birmingham
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

I consider this reserve did not seem to have the variety of animals that Ongava had, and the guiding was not so professional generally. I consider it was inappropriate to have four vehicles in a crowded space next to a lioness. Although my guide was enthusiastic and could explain what was being seen around the drive, this was not to the standard i had experienced at the previous two camps. That said, the drive into Etosha itself, was a good one, and the demand for lions by other guests was met.

However the camp itself is very well designed and very relaxing, and indeed modern in design, with very good service from the staff.

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Mr & Mrs OC from Sheffield
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Our favourite place

We loved all of the places we stayed, but we both agreed that Onguma just had that little extra wow factor which made it our favourite. A lot is to do with the small size, which made it feel very exclusive, and the setting, which was beautiful.

Our tent was amazing, and it just felt like the team continually went the extra mile by lighting tea lights in your tent at night and even providing a good night poem! The pool area was lovely (we even got to eat dinner there on our last night) and the fire area was great in the evenings too.

In terms of activities, we did a morning drive into Etosha which was really good. We probably didn't see anything more than if we'd driven ourselves (as we did on subsequent days) but it was just nice to have a break from driving!

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Mr J & Ms D from UK
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

Beautiful location at a high class lodge.

Did not go on a game drive as only there for one night. Few animals at the waterhole as I suspect most were around the new advertised hide at the fort.

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Jane/Chris from crolles
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Superb setting around the waterhole

One of our most magical moments - seeing giraffes coming to the waterhole at 4 am from our bed. Here it really is a question of location, location, location. Once again we enjoyed every aspect of this camp.

Excellent guiding in Etosha with Niklaus. He did his utmost to get us to animal sightings in time.

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Ludocie from Sheen
Arrived on: 27-May-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The perfect setting.

All "tented" rooms face the big waterhole, as does the restaurant, lounge and small pool.

Great experience throughout and an intimate setting that means that if people don't engage, they end up whispering to each other at the table......

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Mrs G.& Mr H. from Moelln
Arrived on: 14-Apr-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Only one night, but worth to stay longer!

Only one night there. Seemed to be a very nice lodge too. The bed was very confortable and we even had a bathtub in the bathroom!

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Mr D. from Egham
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

Onguma Tented Camp consists of some nicely appointed tented rooms located around a waterhole. The room was very good and the view equally so.

Upon arrival we were asked what activities we would like to undertake, only to be told that the trip to the photographic hide was already fully booked. I only mention this because the trip we booked into Etosha didn't start well as the guide failed to show up and after some tracking down by reception it was established we had been forgotten.

The two points are linked because although the Tented Camp only has 7 rooms the overall Onguma Reserve includes many other locations, some of which are larger and the activities are shared between them. This influences what is available and also the efficiency. This aspect needs attention because we had been booked onto a trip with four people in the Aoba lodge located some 20 minutes away. Therefore there was no chance of us all leaving at the time advertised even if we had been remembered. We suggested our trip be cancelled, because bringing the vehicle back would impact the other guests but this didn't seem to be understood. We eventually joined the tour some 45 minutes late and it turned out to be excellent.

The guide was very professional but clearly annoyed at the lack of organisation within Onguma. Whilst the price of our tour was met by the Lodge I am not sure the other guests who were disrupted had the same experience. We also weren't given the true story by the Lodge management which is unprofessional. Blaming the problem on a broken down vehicle, which we knew not to be the case. Whilst this didn't really disrupt our enjoyment of the place I mention it because it clearly requires attention.

Otherwise the location is excellent and a very relaxing place to view animals at the waterhole. The service at meal times was very good and the tour we experienced on their own reserve was also good

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Mrs F & Mrs G from Kent
Arrived on: 31-May-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Modern Camp with excellent facilities

This was our third camp. Onguma is very modern in design but comfortable and well run. Our room was comfortable - and the infestation of bugs in our room was dealt with very efficiently. Saw lots of animals coming down to their waterhole. The food was good and the staff were friendly and helpful, particular mention for Thomas our waiter.

We had arrived following a long drive through Etosha National Park, so were too tired to do that evening activities. So we decided to use this as a quieter activity camp - and were particularly pleased with our trip to their Hide - which gave us excellent concealed view to get a good understanding of how animals come up to a waterhole and then move on.

Abraham our guide at the waterhole was a pleasant and friendly person with whom to spend a quieter couple of hours Lots of warthogs and their young, which we had not seen yet.

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Mr M from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luxurious stop at Onguma

This is high end Etosha.

We probably didn't get as much out of it as we could because of bad weather, but it was a great place to hide.

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Mr T & Ms K from NL
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Onguma Tented Camp review

Fantastic place. It was pity we choose to stay 2 nights at Etosha south gate, so we only had a short evening to enjoy this camp.

I would recommended anybody that visits Etosha to spend at least 2 nights here.

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