Onguma Tree Top Camp

Reviews of Onguma Tree Top Camp

Excellent(96%) From 38 travellers
Excellent
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Below are independent comments from 38 of our travellers who have visited Onguma Tree Top Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr GM from Porthcawl
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tree top camp wonderful

After a day driving through Etosha the Tree Top camp was just what was needed. Just 50m outside Etosha, Tree Top camp is a 12km drive once through the Onguma gate (Onguma is not signposted from the direction of Etosha). The people, service and food are all fantastic. The rooms are comfortable and you sleep with the front of the tent open so you can see the waterhole.

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Mr & Mrs T from Twickenham
Arrived on: 29-Mar-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Onguma Tree Top Camp review

Our view: overall 8/10. Good layout of only 4 cabins on 10 foot stilts, and it was basically ‘deluxe’ camping with a great view of a large water hole. No pool, average WiFi. Very good service, there was a chef who cooked the meals for us in a kitchen in front of us. We had a very good safari guide even though we saw very little on the evening we went out with him - but then that's the nature of safari sometimes.
The breakfast was very good but dinner was a bit boring, and we were offered Oryx on two consecutive nights - so we had fish instead. Food was mid-European! Why nothing Namibian, and this is a general comment for all the lodges - it’s all been a variation of ‘meat and two vegetables!’ Why haven’t they done some BBQs?
Because of the small size of Treetops (with only 4 rooms) guests generally ate together (for dinner and breakfast), which if there's a language barrier (as we found with some German guests) the meal can be a little 'strained' at times. we could have insisted we ate separately that could have been a bit rude.

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Mr & Mrs D from UK
Arrived on: 24-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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Food:
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Rustic Lodge overlooking a waterhole

Tree Top Camp is set in it's own wildlife reserve adjoining Etosha, which would be a more than adequate safari destination in its own right. We had frequent sightings of game right in front of the Camp at the waterhole, and had an excellent game drive with a guide (Victor) who managed to provide an extended sighting of a cheetah with two cubs, and a (more distant) sighting of a lioness with a cub, along with many more commonly seen game species.

The Camp is very well located close to the eastern gate of Etosha where we did self-drive game viewing. Chudob waterhole, in particular, provided numerous spectacular game viewing experiences - a kind of Garden of Eden location ! Etosha (like everywhere else we visited) had very few visitors.

We also had exclusive occupation of Tree Top Camp for two of our three nights there. Under the circumstances the staff could have been a bit more flexible and proactive. The open-fronted room was adequate other than for the absence of hot water.

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Mr C & Ms B from UK
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Still a wonderful camp

This was the third time we have stayed at Onguma Tree Top and we still love it, although some of the fixtures and fittings are starting to look a bit tired, and the reeds in the waterhole urgently need greatly reducing (apparently this is going to happen very shortly).

All the staff here are very attentive and it is a wonderful place to relax.

Unfortunately we arrived just after torrential rains which had left the surrounding bush saturated, which affected the areas of the reserve that the sundowner drive could access, but this was still a very worthwhile activity

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Mr A & Mrs K from Wilts
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Another amazing place

Very small and intimate (camp caters for just 8 guests). Very welcoming and comfortable. Rooms have just three walls with the bed facing the floodlit waterhole.

Did and early morning drive into Etosha and a sundowner drive on the private reserve. Both were excellent and the latter gave a wonderful view of a cheetah with four young cubs.

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Mr G from Somerset
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Onguma Tree Top Camp review

Best bedroom of the trip - very comfortable overlooking the water-hole
Good evening game drive - excellent lion experience

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Mrs J from Somerset
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Food:
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Onguma Tree Top Camp review

We stayed here overnight before heading into Etosha. This elevated camp overlooks a water hole which attracted a lot of birdlife. The rooms are very nice although some people might feel a bit exposed using the showers. These work very well but the corrugated iron cubicle provides 2/3 - 3/4 screening. This allows you to view the waterhole while showering. I doubt whether the animals and birds are interested in looking back at you!

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Mr & Mrs F from California
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great waterhole

Excellent game viewing.

Nice rooms.

Great food.

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Prof. R from Goring
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tree Top Camp review

Our absolute favourite place of the whole holiday - small camp with outstanding and bespoke service, an amazing watering hole that is popular with many different animals and excellent food.

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Mr S from UK
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Beautiful setting

Wonderful place to stay - really different and personal experience.

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