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Onguma Tented Camp

Northern Namibia


Onguma Tented Camp overview

This camp is in Onguma Reserve, which borders the famous Etosha National Park. It is built facing a waterhole where you can watch animals by day and night as you rest between safaris. Social areas include two lounges with comfy chairs, sofas and bean bags which open onto a wide terrace, and a large dining room facing a deck and the firepit, which is the main gathering place before and after dinner. A short distance away there's an infinity pool and wooden deck chairs and sunloungers. 

The seven guest tents have wooden frames, gauze windows and sliding glass doors.  There are wardrobes and racks for storage, power points for charging batteries, tea and coffee making facilities, a minibar, a phone to contact reception and a sitting area. To the rear if each tent is the en-suite bathroom with both bath and shower, supplemented by an outdoor shower. All tents have verandas with views of the waterhole, floodlit at night. After dark staff escort guests between the main area and tents as the camp is unfenced and wildlife is attracted by the waterhole.

While here you can go on morning game drives in Etosha and spend afternoons exploring Onguma Reserve which hs an abundance of plains game, birds and predators. As this is a private reserve you can also enjoy night drives and guided walks, not permitted in the national park, which offer a different perspective of the bush and its wildlife. 


Open: Onguma Tented Camp is open all year.

Location: The camp is in the private Onguma Reserve to the east of Etosha National Park, near the Von Linequist Gate.

Rooms: The 7 tents arranged in varying distances from the central area. They stand on wooden decks are entered through glass doors, with canvas flaps that can be lowered for seclusion. Inside there’s plenty of storage space for clothes and luggage, tea and coffee maker, mosquito net, hairdryer and fan. The en-suite bathroom has 2 stone hand basins, a bath and a separate shower, and a toilet. There’s an additional outdoor shower. All tents have views of the waterhole, so you can enjoy great views from the private deck.

Activities: The camp offers guided morning game drives in Etosha National Park, sunset and night drives in Onguma, and guided walks are also offered. If you have your own car you can access Etosha when you wish, though no self-driving is permitted in Onguma.

Facilities: The main building is divided into 3 areas comprising 2 lounges and an interconnecting drinks area with a fireplace. To the front there’s a covered dining deck and leads out to the firepit. The lodge faces the waterhole which is floodlit at night. There is an outdoor rim-flow swimming pool. The camp offers a laundry service for a fee. 

Dining: Meals are served at individual tables.

Children: Children aged 12 years and upwards are welcome.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in the main lodge, and there is mobile phone reception.

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