Originally part of the greater Etosha Game Reserve, the 34,000 hectare Onguma Game Reserve is situated on the eastern side of Etosha, bordering Fisher’s Pan. The reserve boasts over 30 different animal species. Plains game roam freely on the reserve and predators although not easy to spot are nevertheless common residents of the area. Lions are frequently seen and often heard. There is a healthy black rhino and leopard population and hyenas are also often seen.
More than 300 bird species can be viewed at Onguma, and the reserve boasts the biggest breeding colony of white-backed vultures in Namibia. During the summer months Onguma becomes a bird-watchers paradise with thousands of species migrating to wetlands created by the seasonal rains and systems.
Your game drives will be done in the Etosha Park itself, however sunset drives on the Onguma concession are one of the highlights of a stay here.
Onguma Tented Camp is a beguiling mixture of sophistication and relaxation, of elegance and the earth. It is this intriguing combination and attention to detail that makes this camp the ultimate in safari chic. In the local Herero language, Onguma means 'the place you don't want to leave.' With a stunning main building and 7 tents providing private, exclusive accommodation, Onguma Tented Camp, certainly lives up to its name.
An atmosphere of elegant dining prevails, complimented by the daily activities taking place around the watering hole, approximately 60 meters away. The surrounding nature lends itself to long lazy afternoons, spent relaxing on the sofas in the lounge, watching the animals go. And when things heat up, all that is required is a gentle stroll to the rim flow pool. Sit and relax in the flowing waters while enjoying an ice cold cooler. Alternatively if more strenuous activity is required, then relaxing on your patio and reading a good book should provide you with all the exercise you may need.
Textures such as stone, suede, linen and steel create a setting that is sleek and modern but also inherently of the earth. Inspired by a photograph of an Oryx on Etosha's Fisher's Pan, the interior echoes the colours of its natural surrounds. Grey, charcoal, black, white, and creams, together with a touch of muted or unexpectedly bright green, adds sophistication and earthiness to the atmosphere.
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General Information For Guests
From 01 November 2018, your rate will include a Rhino Conservation Levy, which will go towards anti-poaching initiativies, including equipment and training.