Onkolo Hide at Onguma
The Onkolo Hide
The photography hide, which is situated in the Onguma Game Reserve near Etosha National Park in Namibia , is an exceptional eye-level facility that will be great for groups of up to 5 people.
How we rate Onkolo Hide
What you will see
The reserve has elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah and much more. There is a chance of seeing lions at the hide, which tend to lie in wait in the thicket. Mostly, expect impala, zebra, giraffe, springbok, kudu, jackals, warthogs and kori bustards as well as numerous small birds.
When to visit
The hides are at their best from April onwards until November and the start of the rains.
What it costs
Photographers need to know
This Etosha photography hide is approximately 6 meters from the edge of the water. Long lenses in the 300mm to 600mm range are great for birds and approaching wildlife. Larger game at the waterhole requires a wider lens like 70-200mm for full-body portraits. The hide faces south and is most productive around midday when many animals come to drink. Early mornings and late afternoons have great light and lots of bird life. A tripod with a gimbal head or a monopod works best. You can use a beanbag on the window ledge, but movements near the window can spook animals.