Onguma Bush Camp, nr Etosha National Park

Introduction

Originally part of the greater Etosha Game Reserve, the Onguma Game Reserve is situated on the eastern side of Etosha, bordering the Fisher’s pan and a short drive from the von Lindequist Gate. In the local Herero language, Onguma means, ‘the place you don’t want to leave’.

Onguma Game Reserve has more than 34,000 hectares of protected land and wildlife. Lions are frequently seen and often heard. There is a healthy black rhino and leopard population and hyenas are also regularly spotted. More than 300 bird species can also be viewed at Onguma. During the Namibian summer months the reserve becomes a bird watcher’s paradise with thousands of species migrating to the wetlands created by the seasonal rains and ephemeral river systems.

The lounge and dining areas overlook a stunning waterhole that affords great opportunities to see nature at play around the clock. You don’t even have to leave the camp to see game – they come to you! What better place to enjoy a sundowner drink.

Onguma Bush Camp consists of 19 rooms, including some with a view of the waterhole and some suitable for families, with a children’s sleep area in the loft. All rooms have air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities.

Features

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Swimming pool
  • Waterhole
  • Games area – children’s indoor games room and outside play area
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Boma (fire pit)
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Optional Activities

The following are available from Onguma Bush Camp:

Game drive – Onguma Game Reserve
Guided game drives take place on the private Onguma Game Reserve. Onguma Game Reserve has more than 34,000 hectares of protected land and wildlife. Lions are frequently seen and often heard. There is a healthy black rhino and leopard population and hyenas are also regularly spotted. More than 300 bird species can also be viewed at Onguma. Sunset drives and night drives can also be arranged.

Game drive – Etosha National Park
Game drives are available to explore Etosha National Park, the wildlife jewel of Namibia, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Drive round the park searching for wildlife and stop at some of Etosha’s famous waterholes to watch a procession of animals come to drink.

Interpretative bush walk
Explore the Onguma Game Reserve on foot, with a guide learning more about the flora and fauna found in the reserve.

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