Onguma Bush Camp
Onguma Reserve, Bordering National Park
Onguma Bush Camp offers 18 rooms and is ideal for families with children. Family loft rooms ensure the kids will have a great safari. 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.
• Old-world safari style
• 18 Rooms
• 3 loft rooms and 3 family rooms
• Fenced with Games Room
• Free Wifi throughout the Camp
• Spectacular large waterhole
• Mosquito nets
Onguma Bush Camp consists of 3 twin bedded standard loft rooms with a children’s sleep area in the loft, 8 twin bedded Deluxe Rooms, 3 Rondavels, 3 family units with 4 beds, 1 Settler’s Room (formerly the honeymoon suite) as well as 4 single tour guide rooms.
The Waterhole/Pool-Side Rooms are built with views of the newly enlarged waterhole or views across the pool. Dinner is served in the dining area overlooking a large waterhole. Here you will be treated to an excellent combination of European and traditional African cuisine while watching the game coming to drink.
Formerly known as the honeymoon suite, this room is larger than the other rooms and has a small sitting area.
These twin bedded Waterhole or Pool side rooms have stunning views over the surrounding bush. Each room has a large en-suite bathroom and small patio from which to admire the view.
Standard / Loft Room
Standard/ Loft rooms offer ensuite bathrooms, twin beds and a small patio overlooking the gardens, with extra loft beds for children.
The three rondawels are part of the original lodge buildings and are built in the traditional circular style with thatched rooves. They offer ensuite bathrooms, twin beds and a small patio overlooking the gardens.
The 1 Family Units has two inter-leading bedrooms each with its own en-suite bathroom.
Onguma's fabulous new water-level hide affords guests a great opportunity to calmly sit and enjoy nature unobserved. Amateur and professional photographers alike love the angles and light from this equipped hide.
There is a small ablution facility nearby, benches from which to view the surroundings and lots of windows and vantage points for creative camera angles.
Onguma Sundowner Drive
Onguma Nature Reserve consists of 34 000 hectares of Namibian wilderness & is home to numerous plains game, more than 300 bird species and even 4 of the Big 5. The Reserve boasts over thirty different animal species. Plains game roam freely on the Reserve and predators although not always easy to spot, are nevertheless common residents of the area. Lions and Cheetahs are frequently seen and often heard. There is a healthy black rhino and leopard population and hyenas are also often seen and heard.
Etosha Game Drives
Etosha is a 22 750km² wildlife sanctuary in Namibia – one of Africa’s most stable and accessible countries. Etosha, meaning ‘place of dry water’, and refers to a flat calcrete depression (or pan) of about 5 000km². The ‘Pan’ (overlooked by the Onguma Reserve) provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub. The pan itself contains water only after very good rains and sometimes for only a few days each year, but is enough to stimulate the growth of a blue-green algae which lures thousands of flamingos.
Africa takes on a new perspective when you experience it on foot as the first explorers did. A bush walk is a unique physical, mental and spiritual adventure through nature. Experience the sights, smells and sounds of the Namibian bush by conducting an early morning leisurely walk accompanied by one of our experienced armed rangers.
Children on Safari
Namibia can offer a truly memorable and interactive experience in the wilderness for families travelling with children by offering children's accommodation, specially designed game drives for children, activities and meals.
Onguma Nature Reserve welcomes children to explore and experience the uniqueness of the untamed African bush with its many wild animals both the big and small!
At Onguma Bush Camp there has always been an emphasis on family and the Lodge encourages families. The staff go out of their way to make sure the young ones have the time of their lives and the parents get their own satisfying safari experience. The bushveld of Onguma is a wild wonderland, a child's dream come true, and the Lodge delights in being able to share her secrets with the next generation.
Johan, our resident therapist, is a professional massage therapist with over 15 years experience, having lived and worked at renowned Wellness Centres in Asia and Africa. His passion for and dedication to massage therapy originated in the East, where he was trained and educated from the best teachers in their respective fields. Having the opportunity to spend considerable time with monks in Thailand, has also led him to incorporate focused awareness into his massage therapies.
Semi-Permanent Tented Camp
Max. clients in vehicle
Game Drives, Walking Safaris