Onguma The Fort

Onguma Reserve, Bordering National Park

Luxury

From US$330

Lodge Description

The Fort is unlike any other, the only one of its kind in Namibia.

It is built in exactly the right spot to give guests probably one of the best sunset views in the whole of Namibia - overlooking the beautiful scarceness of the Etosha Pans, decorated only with its wild animals and hundreds of Camel Thorn trees.

Upon arriving at The Fort, you will be received by not only our friendly staff, but also massive raw walls, stunning stone cladded features and a huge tower with views toward Etosha and Fisher's Pan. The Fort will surprise you at every corner; a classical African feel combined with a touch of Moroccan and Indian flavours, characterised by a selection of the most beautiful antique windows and doors.

Accommodation at Onguma - The Fort consists of 11 Bush Suites and 1 honeymoon Suite, all situated adjacent to the Main Fort extending on both sides to the south and the north. Every Bush Suite is completely private and about 50 meters apart from one another and is equipped with a bar fridge, and an air-conditioner for those warmer days. The spacious bathroom has both an inside shower as well as an outside shower area. From every area of the room, wooden decks lead you towards the outside seating area and sun loungers for just relaxing and enjoying the extraordinary view.

In addition, the one and only Sultan Suite is situated inside the Main Tower of the main complex. It has a large beautifully designed bedroom that leads into a lounge area and out onto a small private viewing deck. The lounge is equipped with a satellite television system, a bar fridge and telephone facilities. And for those warm evenings, you have an air-conditioner as well. The large bathroom has a wonderful open shower area, as well as a bath in which to relax and reflect upon your day's experiences.

Activities:
• Etosha Game Drives
• Onguma Sunset Drives
• Interpretative Bush Walks
• Onkolo Hide

Amenities:
• Dramatic Moroccan-Afro design
• 11 Bush Suites & 1 Honeymoon Suite
• 1 Sultan Suite situated in the main complex
• Spectacular water hole overlooking Fishers' Pan
• Free Wifi in main areas and in all rooms
• Waterhole and Etosha pan views from all rooms
• Pool
• Mini-bar
• In & Outside Showers in Bush & Honeymoon Suites
• Outside bath in Honeymoon Suite
• Inside bath in Sultan's Suite
• Fireplace in Bush & Honeymoon Suites
• Hairdryers
• Mosquito nets

Bush Suites
All suites overlook Fischer's Pan in the Etosha Reserve. The suites are at least 50m apart from each other, ensuring privacy. Each room consists of twin beds, fireplace, air-conditioning, viewing deck,minibar, inside and outside showers.

Honeymoon Suite
The Fort Honeymoon suite also boasts views across Fischer's Pan as well as fireplace, air-conditioning,minibar, with the added luxury of a lounge, TV, inside and outside showers and outside bath. Heaven on earth!

Sultan's Suite
The Fort Sultan's suite is situated on the first floor in the main Fort complex and has commanding views across the waterhole and Fischer's Pan. It has a bathroom with an inside bath as well as a balcony.

Onkolo Hide
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.

Bush Walks
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.

Operator

Onguma Reserve

Lodge Details

Property Type

Permanent Lodge

Access

Self Drive/Guided

Bedrooms

13

Max. clients in vehicle

6

Wifi

Yes

Electricity

Yes

Activities Included

Game Drives, Walking Safaris

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