Onkoshi Camp

Onkoshi Camp: Our full report

14 chalets, 1 honeymoon chalet
All year

Onkoshi Camp opened in September 2008 as the Namibia Wildlife Resorts newest high-spec lodge. Situated on a secluded peninsular overlooking the silvery Etosha Pan, this is the first and only lodge within Etosha National Park. Up until now, there has only been camping and chalet accommodation in rest camps available to visitors to the park.

Fifteen rooms built on elevated wooden decks offer spectacular views over the Etosha Pan. Each has a thatched roof, canvas walls and wooden-framed retractable doors. The spacious interior is made up with twin beds, hanging space and an additional sleeper couch. Onkoshi Camp has one honeymoon suite fitted with a king-size bed. All the rooms are en suite with a stone bath with a view and both indoor and outdoor showers.

The main area, also on elevated wooden decks overlooking the Etosha Pan, has a dining area, bar and swimming pool. Onkoshi Camp aims to be environmentally friendly. Guests leave their vehicles at Namutoni Restcamp where they are met by safari vehicles and transferred to Onkoshi. Solar energy is used to light all the rooms and heat water.

Activities offered from Onkoshi Camp include 4WD day safari drives and spot-lit night drives. Drives from the camp allow guests the chance to explore exclusive areas of the park, not open to self-drive visitors. We are told that guided day and moonlit walks on the Etosha Pan are also an option.


Location: Etosha National Park, Namibia

Key personnel

Owner: Namibia Wildlife Resorts


Property’s age restrictions: Children under the age of 6 years are not able to stay at Onkoshi Camp.

Equipment: A sleeper couch is available in each room allowing a child to share with parents.


Health & safety

Dangerous animals: High Risk


Laundry facilities: 0

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