Onguma Safari Camps

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Onguma Tented Camp

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Onguma Tented Camp

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Onguma Tented Camp

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Onguma Tented Camp

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Onguma Tented Camp

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Onguma Tented Camp

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The Fort at Onguma

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The Fort at Onguma

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Etosha Aoba Lodge

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Etosha Aoba Lodge

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Etosha Aoba Lodge

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Etosha Aoba Lodge

stamp3Why photographers love Onguma 

  • Close to the well known Etosha Game Reserve
  • Located in a private game reserve bordering the Namutoni Gate
  • Extremely well designed and comfortable lodges
  • Access to book Onguma Photographic Hide

How we rate Onguma

Wildlife starstarstar
Wilderness starstarstar
Lodge starstarstarstar
Dining starstarstarstar
Vehicles starstarstarstar
Guides starstarstar

Onguma Safari Camps at a glance

Onguma Tented Camp

  • Small, intimate camp for the under-canvas experience
  • Each of 7 safari tents looks out onto an exquisite palm-fringed waterhole where many wild animals come to drink.
  • Tents feature indoor and outdoor showers and oversized baths
  • Central tented lounge, dining area, pool and bar
  • Free Wi-Fi in main areas
  • Stunning waterhole inside the camp 

The Fort at Onguma

  • Unique architecture and iconic style
  • 13 rooms–11 mini suites and one honeymoon suite extending on either side of the main fort building and complete private from each other; 1 sultan suite situated inside the main tower of the fort.
  • Rooms feature air conditioning, outside showers and en-suite bathrooms
  • Main swimming pool, bar, dining area and free Wi-Fi

Etosha Aoba Lodge

  • Traditional bush lodge with freestanding bungalows
  • 11 bungalows, 3 that can accomodate families, each with private terrace
  • Rooms feature air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms
  • Main area with swimming pool, bar, dining area and free Wi-Fi, all overlooking a smallwater hole

The concession

Onguma Safari Camps are located in the Onguma Private Game Reserve, an area of 34,000 hectares abutting Etosha National Park in Namibia. The private reserve means guests get almost exclusive access to the bush, and walking and night drives are allowed (unlike in the National Park). There are more than 30 species of mammal  found here, including black rhino, giraffe, zebra, eland, orxy, lion, leopard and cheetah. There are more than 300 bird species as well. Driving into the iconic Etosha National Park is also a must do. At its heart, the 21,365 square kilometer park features the vast Etosha Pan–130 by 20 kilometers in dimension.

The seasons

  • The dry season from June to October is the peak time to visit Onguma. Vast herds of animals crowd around the waterholes in this arid landscape.
  • The rainy season from January to June features a greener landscape, migrant birds and newborn animals.

What Onguma Safari Camps cost

Inclusive rates start from N$3880 per person sharing at the Onguma Tented Camp. The Fort at Onguma starts from N$4350.00per person per night. Rates at Aoba start from N$1520 per person sharing, and activities are charged extra at Aoba.

Photographers need to know

The hide at the tented camp is very productive–spend some time there during the day. Evenings often attract leopards and lions. Access to the park is a 20 minute drive and access is after sunrise and before sunset. There is also a special new hide for photographers.

The good news

Onguma is owner-run and managed and part of the excellent Classic Camps of Africa.