Onguma The Fort

Reviews of Onguma The Fort

Excellent(95%) From 35 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 35 of our travellers who have visited Onguma The Fort, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs T from Sawbo
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The desert fort

Great accomodation in our mini fort. Plenty of, all inclusive, drinks in the mini bar plus a much appreciated welcoming carafe of port. Food was wonderful.

Thoroughly enjoyable drive from Ongave to the fort. Pandu, our excellent driver, took us through Etoshi and stopped whenever we saw something interesting.

David our guide was extremely knowledgeable and he, along with the staff at the fort, could not have treated us any better.

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Dr L & Family from Denmark
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Onguma The Fort, 24 hours paradise

When we arrive at the Moroccan fort, the servants are ready with heated white cotton cloths so we can wipe the dust off our faces and hands. As we enter through the gate, our arrival is announced on a large gong gong with two strokes.

Everything is tastefully decorated with several water elements and walkways passing water. Everywhere delicious materials are used and everything is tastefully decorated.

We are welcomed with ice tea in the restaurant. From here there is a direct view of the pool. And to the watering hole where animals come and go.

We are informed when the dinner will be served, after which we will be driven to our room. It is an unfenced lodge, ie. all animals have free access to the area. It is therefore too dangerous to travel outside alone, especially at night.

As we arrive at our room it turns out to be a small mini fort! Impressive Moroccan wooden doors with beautiful carvings everywhere and very high ceilings!

The bathroom is almost a tower room. Outside our own large secluded wooden terrace with lovely sun loungers. We have free views of the bush (room 6). To the right we can see the water hole. Everything is completely secluded including an extra outdoor shower.

Our waiter points out that there is sherry ready on the glass carafe! In addition, there are other carafe and wines from all over the world. Everything is included in the price, which I dare not think about at all.

We enjoy the afternoon completely secluded on the terrace. In the evening, it's the 1001 night adventure on the fort. We sit at a beautifully decked table with a free view of the waterhole. We have our own personal servant all evening. There is "Rust en Vrede" (rest and peace) on the wine list. Our personal favorite from South Africa.

We sleep like a rock all night after a day of wonderland. Here we would like to stay more than one night, but it probably requires an agreement with the bank ...

(We did not do any activities.

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Mr & Mrs S from E Sussex
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Onguma The Fort review

Onguma reserve has a photographic hide which can be visited by guests and for those interested in quality photography the hide can provide some excellent opportunities very close, well worth a visit or two. Many good sightings at the hide of species not listed below.

No visits were made into Etosha from here.

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Mr D. from Chelmsford
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma The Fort review

A wow for "hotel-mansship"

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Dr A & Mrs E from Berks
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A true luxury lodge

Wonderful facilities with a great view of the waterhole. Excellent table service from Josiah, and the food was also excellent.

We were bombarded by flying bugs on our second evening!
A pity one has to call for a buggy in order to move to and from ones room.

Another excellent guide.
In addition to the sightings listed, we also saw: 4 groups of kudu, 3 groups of impala and another ostrich pair with chicks.
Numerous birds including: tawny & martial eagles, pale chanting goshawks, a purple roller and vultures.

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Mr & Mrs S from St Albans
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sensational

This lodge was the stuff dreams are made of.

Top notch service and food.

The most amazing outlook and so close to Etosha.

We saw two lions in the private reserve.

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Mr & Mrs F from St Albans
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma The Fort review

Different to our usual tented camps, which made it a great place to stay. Huge room with best outdoor shower of the trip.

Meals eaten on a large deck overlooking a waterhole and we were lucky to see three cheetah coming for a drink. There were patio heaters when it was cold.

More young families here than in our other camps.

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Mr S from UK
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Stunning stay at The Fort

Beautiful place to stay - the highlight of our trip.

Staff, food and accommodation are all fantastic.

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Ms H & Mr F from Chicago
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Amazing accommodations

The accommodations here were uber-luxe. And the food was so so delicious - probably the best of our entire Namibia trip!

The game viewing was good, perhaps not as good as at Ongava, but one can't predict where the animals will be on any given day & our guide & jeep-mates were so fun that it didn't even matter!

We did see a lot of lions, which was amazing!

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namibia from UK
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Onguma The Fort review

The Fort was excellent.

Unfortunately we were only there for one night.

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