Stay at Onguma Tented Camp, Etosha National Park
Onguma is a lovely option for Eastern Etosha. It has a good location for either guided or self-drive trips into the park. The camp offers incredible luxury and true wilderness for game viewing.
Onguma Tented Camp, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Onguma Tented Camp is situated on the eastern side of Etosha, bordering Fischer's pan. The camp is located on the private Onguma Reserve, a 20,000 hectare reserve with savannah, bushveld and dry pan. Whilst small, the reserve has thirty different animal species.
Plains game roam freely on the reserve and predators, although not easy to spot, are resident in the area. Three of the Big Five can be spotted with lion, leopard and rhino all visitors. Onguma also became 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.
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.
Onguma Tented Camp has seven luxury tents, built around a natural waterhole. The interiors are spacious and are built out of natural materials such as wood, stone and natural textiles. There is crisp linen, fluffy duvets and en-suite bathrooms with stone baths and a shower. The infinity swimming pool also looks over the waterhole which beautifully illustrates the closeness of luxury and wilderness, which sums up this camp.
Activities on offer include morning and afternoon game drives into Etosha as well as night drives on the reserve. Guests can also self-drive into Etosha National Park.
Please note, guests of Onguma are asked upon departure to make a contribution to the Onguma Hei//om Bushmen Trust. This trust has been set up to help protect the local community's traditional way of life and to provide funds for education, sustainable jobs and healthcare provision.
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