Onguma Tented Camp

Reviews of Onguma Tented Camp

Excellent(93%) From 75 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 75 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.
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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Mr K from Hexham
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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sumpttuous

A little too posh for us. Unnecessarily so. But thats just a personal feeling.

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Nick & Kate from London
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Superb luxury camp

We stayed here a few years ago and enjoyed it. If anything, the service and food has improved still further, and the guiding was of a high quality for the pleasant sundowner drive around the property's own park (where we saw lion).

Beautiful rooms, excellent restaurant, and a delightful waterhole frequented by many antelope and giraffe.

All in all, a really good choice for exploring the eastern end of Etosha, located as it is a 20 minute drive from the eastern gate to the park.

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Dr & Dr A from Cleveland
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very comfortable, great waterhole

Another camp located just outside Etosha. Décor in the main area is luxurious with canopied roof and dining tables looking out over the large natural waterhole.

The tents too are lovely, each of them also looking out over the waterhole. We woke one morning to the sound of a herd of zebra crunching the gravel on their way to drink!

Food and service were excellent.

We self-drove, so didn't take part in camp activities. Driving round eastern Etosha / Fisher's Pan was easy from here, and gave us a chance to see a variety of animals and birds.

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Mr & Mrs H from Bath
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Superb

We stayed in the Tented Camp, which was luxurious and wonderful. Swimming in their little plunge pool while watching the animals at the waterhole.

We went on a morning walk with a guide, which was great fun, and well worth doing

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