Onguma Tree Top Camp

Reviews of Onguma Tree Top Camp

Excellent(97%) From 36 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 36 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.
J & K from London
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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We adored Onguma Tree Top

Onguma Tree Top was very different. A small lodge with only 4 rooms linked by an elevated walkway overlooking a very busy waterhole. This was a real treat. Very quiet and relaxing watching the comings and goings at the waterhole from our bed or the deck.

The evening safari on the property was great and we got a close up look at a family of lions and once again excellent sundowners and sunset.

The food was fantastic and was prepared in front of us by the chef. The staff, as everywhere, were welcoming and friendly. Another place we didn't want t leave!


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namibia from UK
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tree Top Camp review

We found the tree top camp to be rather past it's sell by date. The walkways and hand rails were in in need of repairs. We were advised not to lean on the hand rail surrounding the deck of our tent. This was a safety issue for me as if you slipped at night you could end up falling, and there was definitely a lion patrolling on our first night there.

We did not find the staff there very helpful. Lunch was served until 2.00 pm, we arrived around 2.45 and were told there was no food. We asked for a booking to be made for lunch at the Fort which did not happen on our day of departure.

We did however have an excellent guide called Eric, for two game drives and a bush walk. Very informative and was by far the best guide we had on the whole of our trip.

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Mr & Mrs P from Australia
Arrived on: 21-May-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fantastic stay at Onguma Tree Top Camp

Had a wonderful 3 nights here, so peaceful after the crowds of Etosha, saw lots of game from our deck, did a sundowner drive and saw a cheetah with 5 cubs. The tented camp also looks wonderful.

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Mr & Mrs S from W Sussex
Arrived on: 4-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tree Top Camp review

This is a very special place. There are 4 lodges on stilts, either side of the small main area, with a view of the waterhole. The lodges are open on one side, so you are able to sit in bed and view the waterhole and the visiting animals. The shower is outside on the deck, a fantastic experience.

We were there two nights and on each night only one other lodge was occupied. This meant that we had dinner with one other couple which was memorable, helped by the fact we had our own chef, cooking the meal in an open kitchen. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. There is a deck outside with a fire pit which was lit each night.

We went to Bush Camp on our second day for a swim and lunch. Another lovely place on the same reserve.

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Mr C & Ms B from UK
Arrived on: 27-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful tree house

The accommodation here is wonderful with the open, well appointed room overlooking a well frequented waterhole. Lying in bed listening to the night bush sounds is the most magical experience and this camp is perfect for it.

All the staff are friendly and helpful, and the food cooked in front of you is excellent and imaginatively presented. The ambience of the common areas and the communal dining table makes for a great opportunity for sharing stories and conversation with other guests

We did both a night drive (not advertised or recommended by the camp, but at our request), and an excellent sun-downer drive (shared with 4 guests from tented camp), and Justin the guide on both occasions was both friendly and very knowledgeable.

Whilst there is no swimming pool at Tree Top, we were invited to use the facilities at the nearby Tented Camp where we also had an excellent lunch.

This was the second time we had stayed at this camp. It was our favourite on the first trip and remained so on this. Our only regret was that we only stayed 2 nights this time.

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Mr & Mrs C from Romsey
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A little piece of paradise

Fantastic peaceful location - the rooms overlook a beautiful setting.

The food by Erasmus was wonderful. The lunch that we had was simply superb. I could not fault it.

All the staff at the camp were attentive. The morning of the day we arrived a lionness had killed a baby giraffe outside our tree top chalet. She had dragged it away from the lodge, but she was still visible from two of the chalets while she was sleeping. One member of staff had spotted her sleeping and came to fetch us so we could go look at her.

We did the morning bush walk which enabled us to get close to a giraffe and we learnt a lot about termites. We did feel we could have learnt about more varied things on the walk. We also did the sundowner tour which was nice..

The rooms are beautifully done and the outdoor shower worked well. It was nice to eat round a big table with all the other couples at dinner time and get to know them.

A lovely little camp.

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Mrs & Mr F from BC
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Charming small camp

A lovely small camp. The tents overlook a waterhole which was fairly quiet while we were there but an attractive view. At night we could sleep with the front completely open so could look out and see the stars. Hot water bottles were provided which nicely kept our feet warm. The tents are very comfortable. Staff were charming and service was excellent.

Food was superb! The best we had on the whole trip. Erasmus, the chef, prepared meals worthy of a high end restaurant.

We only took one activity: a walk one morning which was good. The rest of the time we did our own game drives into Etosha.

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Mr & Mrs K from Hereford
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Onguma Tree top - exceptional

A wonderful experience - just loved watching the comings and goings at the waterhole from our tree top room - no need to go anywhere. Service was excellent, as were the meals served up by chef Isak.

Took 2 tours - night tour and sunset tour. Tours very dependent on guide - night tour disappointing but sunset tour was excellent because the guide Eric was so knowledgeable.

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The H family from Sweden
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Very relaxing

Quiet and intimate place and very nice to relax in your own armchair or in bed with a waterhole view.

Not much wildlife, but that doesn't matter as Etosha is nearby.

Maybe the bungalows are a bit to close to each other, but if you have quiet neighbors you don't hear them.

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Mr & Mrs R from Halifax
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Service:
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On stilts by the water hole

Small camp on stilts right next to a waterhole, where we saw giraffes, hyenas, gazelle to name just some of the wildlife.

Excellent company at dinner - just 8 guests in total here.

Good bush walk with guide Peter, who pointed out not just the larger sights, but smaller things that might go unnoticed e.g. 'Sand Lions' - we found a couple of ants and fed them to the Sand Lions in thier tiny desert homes. Also learned more about the termite mounds which are numerous in this area.

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