Fodor's Expert Review Onguma Forest Camp

Etosha National Park, Kunene, Namibia

This small, ultra-friendly thatched camp is set in a beautiful natural forest within a nature reserve 10 km (6 miles) east of the Von Lindequist Gate—about a 30-minute drive from the park. After a hot, dusty day in Etosha (or exploring Onguma Nature Reserve which has more than 30 animal and 300 bird species), you can sip a cocktail on your mini-verandah or by the fire pit that faces the waterhole, while listening to the noises of the night. The owners emphasize excellent cuisine made with fresh, local produce that makes dining in the newly built boma quite the experience. The Dream Cruiser Sleep Out experience (a two-story structure built on top of a Land Cruiser with a full bathroom) can be booked in conjunction with a stay here.

PROS

  • the recently enlarged waterhole attracts more animals and birds
  • the lodge can arrange guided trips into Etosha
  • has an extensive wine cellar

CONS

  • rooms on the small side, despite a recent refurb to the main lodge
  • no children under 7, but has 3 family rooms
  • camp is unfenced

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
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Casual
Central
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 264-61-237–055-bookings | 264-67-229–100-lodge

HOTEL DETAILS

11 bungalows
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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