Fodor's Expert Review Onguma: The Fort

Etosha National Park, Kunene, Namibia Fodor's Choice

This flagship lodge in the Onguma Game Reserve on the eastern border of Etosha National Park's Fischer Pan is the epitomy of luxury and style. Unlike any other lodge in Namibia this lodge blends a unique Moroccon-style fort architecture with subtle hints of color and raw African textures.The wide deck of the main lodge looks out over the stark expanse of the pan and a waterhole, which is visted by many animals that have wandered across from Etosha. You get a strong sense that you're at the edge of civilization here. The 13 exquisitely appointed suites stretch to either side of the lodge with equally astonishing pan views, outdoor showers, and cool stone interiors. The staff are like a well-oiled machine and you feel as though you are a VIP at a royal palace.

PROS

  • arresting view of the pan
  • stunning swimming pool and sundowner area
  • extensive wine cellar and first-class food

CONS

  • no walking around after dark or between room and lodge (but they provide a golf cart transport)

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 061-237–055

HOTEL DETAILS

11 bush suites, 1 sultan suite, 1 honeymoon suite
Rate Includes: All meals

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