Highlights of Onguma Bush Camp
- Comfortable chalets in a private reserve bordering the Etosha National Park
- Close to the Eastern gate into Etosha
- Family-friendly lodge with comfortable air-conditioned chalets
- Excellent bird-viewing
Onguma Bush Camp is a comfortable bush lodge in the Onguma private game reserve which borders Etosha National Park to the east. It makes for a well priced alternative to staying in the Etosha rest camps as it is so close to the Eastern gate of Etosha, and is ideal for family safaris.
Onguma Bush Camp offers 19 stone and thatch chalets all comfortably appointed with subtle décor and much-needed air-conditioning. There’s a choice of three room types. The family rooms have loft areas which the kids love. Alternatively opt for one of the eight waterhole or pool view chalets or the Settler room (formerly the honeymoon suite).
The lounge and dining areas overlook a stunning waterhole. You don’t even have to leave the camp to see game – the wildlife comes to you! The 34,000ha private Onguma reserve includes savannah, bushveld, omuramba and dry pan and offers the opportunity to experience Africa in all her beauty and diversity. Age-old and well-worn migration routes, once used by elephant and buffalo, wander through Onguma’s three dry riverbeds.
Children at Onguma Bush Camp
Onguma Bush Camp is the perfect environment for children. There’s a decent-sized swimming pool surrounded by lawns for playing, as well as a small games room. From the swimming pool and alfresco dining area you have superb tranquil views overlooking the surrounding Etosha bush.
This area is one of the key bird watching sites in Southern Africa with more than 300 bird species. The reserve boasts the biggest breeding colony of white-backed vultures in Namibia. During the summer months Onguma is home to thousands of migratory birds coming to wetlands created by the seasonal rains. Onguma is also part of an innovative custodianship project relating to the black rhino. Six black rhino were darted in Etosha National park and shipped to the reserve where they are protected and monitored.
Onguma Bush Camp is offered on a BB basis but guided morning game drives into Etosha as well as sundowner drives and night drives on Onguma’s private reserve, a rhino research drive and bush walks are all on offer at an additional charge. Complimentary Wifi is available.
Standard RoomStandard rooms inlude the 3 loft rooms with extra loft beds for children.
Waterhole or Pool view roomsThese twin bedded Waterhole or Pool view rooms have stunning views over the surrounding bush. Each room has a large en-suite bathroom and small patio from which to admire the view
Settler's RoomFormerly known as the honeymoon suite, this room is larger than the other rooms and has a small sitting area.
Family unitsThe 3 Family Units have a small lounge area which accomodates 2 children and a shared bathroom.
RondawelsThe three rondawels are part of the original lodge buildings and are built in the traditional circular style with thatched rooves. They offer ensuite bathrooms, twin beds and a small patio overlooking the gardens.