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Onguma Tented Camp
Onguma Tented Camp
Onguma Tented Camp
Onguma Tented Camp

Reviews of Onguma Tented Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

103 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Onguma Tented Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in May-2018, 27 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Onguma Tented Camp.
Lion

64% success

Leopard

25% success

Cheetah

33% success

Giraffe

96% success

Zebra

96% success

Oryx

92% success

Wildebeest

88% success

Elephant

72% success

Eland

42% success

Spotted Hyena

33% success

Roan antelope

30% success

Black Rhino

25% success

Sable antelope

25% success

White Rhino

23% success

Brown Hyena

14% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Showing 61-70 of 103
Duration
Arrival date
Mr G & Miss R
Kent

"Luxury at Onguma Tented Camp"

2 nights Arrived 17 Oct 2013
"The tented camp is a good half hour drive from the entrance on the east side of Etosha, but a good location if you choose not to stay in the park. We had a great room overlooking the watering hole where the smaller antelope and warthogs come down in the early morning.

We drove through the park from Ongava Lodge, spending the day in Etosha, before arriving at Onguma. The evening meal and service was excellent." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Mr J & Mrs C
Kent

"Leopard, Lion and Cheetahs"

2 nights Arrived 10 Oct 2013
"We loved everything about this camp - the peaceful setting around the waterhole (mainly, see below!), the beautiful tents, charming staff & the quality of the activities.

As we'd already had quite a lot of luck in driving ourselves around Etosha, including a leopard sighting, we only chose to do activities with the camp where they were on their reserve - which is afternoon and evening drives.

When you arrive at Onguma they make a big thing about not having as much game as Etosha, which is clearly true, however it didn't stop us seeing both Leopard and Rhino on the Rhino drive, cheetahs on the Night Drive and a male lion on the Sundowner drive. The lion also paid us a visit at the camp waterhole during dinner on our first night, announcing his arrival with the hugest roar that seemed to shake the whole camp. The bird life on the camp rarely gets a mention but that was terrific too. Thoroughly recommended." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr G & Mrs F
Canada

"Onguma Tented Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 28 Sep 2013
"This camp has a lovely setting and the rooms and facilities are luxurious. The small infinity pool overlooks a great waterhole, so you can enjoy a cool drink and swim while watching the warthogs and antelope.

We went on a guided drive from Onguma into the eastern side of Etosha. A highlight was watching lions eating a giraffe carcass just a few metres from our open vehicle." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs S
Ontario

"Onguma Tented Camp- Great Animal Sightings"

2 nights Arrived 22 Sep 2013
"We arranged a night drive in the Ongama Reserve and saw an Ardvark. an Aardwolf and a Lioness with four cubs as well as Giraffes and Impalas. The next day, on our way into Etosha, driving ourselves, we spotted a Black rhino grazing by the side of the road. Our list goes on. We saw close to fifty elephants at a water hole, a spotted hyena, as well as many groups of plains game. Quite an experience.

Our accommodations at Ongoma Tented Camp were very good. It was a memorable stay.." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana; 3n in South Africa; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr D & Ms F
London

"Lion encounter at Tented camp"

1 night Arrived 15 Aug 2013
"Lovely setup for the tented camp.

Perhaps one of the nicest lodges we stayed at although it might be a bit overpriced." See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs KP & Mr P
Dorset

"Onguma Tented Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 15 Aug 2013
"Our favourite place, with a BATH (rare in namibia). Luxurious, friendly and good food.

Enlivened by a lioness and her cubs right outside our tent.

A very good trip into Etosha with Eric the guide, who really knew his stuff. Outstanding. Found us a cheetah and her cub hunting, to order!" See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs B &co
Switzerland

"Onguma Tented Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 3 Aug 2013
"It was great. Nice tented camp : Unfortunately, the cold weather made the night in the tents very fresh

The game drive in the reserve was great but we didn't enjoy the etosha park -too touristic-" See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr&Mrs LARSSON
Paris

"Onguma Tented Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 18 Jul 2013
"Designer camp on the Onguma reserve next to Etosha.
On the positive side, the tents are great and you see wildlife both at the private water hole and while driving to Etosha.

However we were not impressed by the food, which tries to be pretentious but lacks quality.

Also note that this one out of several Onguma franchises, which means that you will not get the personal touch of a smaller camp nor the intense interaction with other guests at an owner-run camp.

Reasons to stay here: be close to Etosha and wildlife.
We were in Tent 5" See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Ms W & Dr F
San Fran

"Onguma Tented Camp"

1 night Arrived 9 May 2013
"To be fair, we spent little time at Onguma. The rooms and lounge areas are very chic, and the food was the best we had in Namibia, really very good.

All of the staff were extremely nice and I like the fact that the Onguma operation goes to great lengths to train and employ local people. But we arrived in the late afternoon after a long drive through Etosha and departed in the next morning, so I don't think we took advantage of all the camp had to offer." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs L
Staffs

"Onguma Tented Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 7 Nov 2012
"Very nice camp but spoilt somewhat by thousands of bugs everywhere - very unpleasant at dinner and in the room, not helped by the staff leaving an outside light on directly by the door. The second night we requested this to be left off and it reduced the number considerably.

The room itself was extremely hot and airless and the fan was useless! The pool area was relaxing and very welcome in the heat." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Average
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103 reviews of Onguma Tented Camp by travellers since August 2007
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