Stay at Onguma Bush Camp, Etosha National Park
A great location for either guided or self-drive trips into the Etosha National Park or into the Onguma Reserve. It's ideal for families or people wanting to stay at a low-key camp close to the Eastern side of Etosha.
Onguma Bush Camp, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Onguma Bush Camp is ideally located just nine kilometres away from the Von Lindequist Gate on the eastern side of the park.
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. The first rhino calf was born on Onguma in October 2002. 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.
The Bush Camp has nine basic but comfortable air conditioned rooms situated within well tended grounds. Two of these are family units with two twin bedrooms and a shared bathroom. The thatched communal area provides a relaxing atmosphere in the evenings and the raised bar area has great views of the waterhole. During the day you can unwind at the pool or take a siesta in the shade.
Activities on offer include morning or afternoon game drives into Etosha as well night drives on the reserve. Guests can also self-drive into the Etosha National Park.
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