Onguma Bush Camp recently welcomed its first guests in the newly rebuilt and styled camp on the 34 000 hectare Onguma Reserve, Etosha, Namibia.
Bush Camp now offers 19 rooms, new dinning and guest areas and a truly impressive waterhole that dominates the camp. All the charm and character of the original camp has been kept while offering more accommodation and larger areas for relaxing and socializing. The two family loft rooms and 6 new view rooms are a welcome addition to the camp offering uninterrupted views over the waterhole and savannah. With the multiple decks and viewing nooks in the dining and lounge area, guests don’t have to leave the camp to see game – all the action happens in front of their eyes. Onguma Bush Camp still remains the only fenced in camp in the Reserve and is therefore ideally suited for family travel.
“Bush Camp has so much to offer guests: stunning views across the waterhole, game viewing without leaving your arm chair, delicious meals and a warm friendly welcome. What more can you ask for?” André Louw, creator and owner.
Onguma Reserve now boasts 5 unique lodges for guests to choose from, catering to every traveler’s individual needs:
The Fort (13 suites)– iconic style and elegance, dramatic and commanding. Ideal for luxury seekers and discerning travelers.
Tented Camp (7 tents) – intimate small camp, bush-chic. Ideal for romantics yearning for an Under-Canvas Safari experience.
Tree Top (4 tree houses) – rustic safari on stilts, ideal for small parties travelling together.
Bush Camp (19 rooms) – catering to families with classic safari styling, offering space and a large waterhole with perimeter fence.
Etosha Aoba (12 rooms) – traditional bush lodge with warm hospitality and superb wine cellar.
More about Onguma Reserve:
Originally part of the greater Etosha Game Reserve, Onguma is one of Namibia’s best kept secrets. Situated on the eastern side of Etosha, bordering Fisher’s pan.
The reserve covers an area of 34 000ha and incorporates ecological substrata such as savannah, bushveld, omuramba and dry pan. Age-old and well-worn migration routes, once used by elephant and buffalo wander through Onguma’s three dry riverbeds.
The reserve boasts over thirty 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 spotted.
More than 300 bird species can be viewed at Onguma. 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 ephemeral river systems. This part of Namibia has been identified as one of the key bird watching sites in Southern Africa.