Accommodation, Northern Namibia

Onguma The Fort

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The Onguma Fort is a stunning and unforgettable place to stay in the Onguma Game Reserve and on the edge of the Etosha National Park. Overlooking a large watering hole, guests are spoilt with the vast open space surrounding the fort and the wildlife that visits close by.

Each of the twelve beautiful spacious bush Suites come with their own fire places for the winter months and air coolers for the summer months, along with an indoor and outdoor shower. The rooms are private and separate from the main building, but still close enough to the main entertainment area. The staff are also known to call you at your room if they spot any wildlife worth seeing from the Fort. Guests can use buggies to move between their rooms and the communal areas.

The staff are exceptionally friendly and attentive. The Fort are known for their very high standard of service from the moment you arrive. Their incredible food is served on the decking at the restaurant with all stays being on a full-board basis, with a breakfast buffet spread over a large communal table, a light three-course lunch, and a wonderful four-course dinner menu.

The game drives are a must and the guides make the entire experience fantastic with their range of knowledge. There are safaris within the reserve as well as through Etosha, both of which are very enjoyable. The nature walk in the morning is very educational and worth joining.

Unfortunately, children under the age of 7 years old are not allowed to stay at Onguma Fort because it is unfenced.

 

 

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Facilities

Eleven bush suites, one honeymoon suite, one sultan suite, a bar and restaurant, spa, free WIFI in the main areas and in all of the rooms, a pool, mini bar, hairdryers and mosquito nets are provided.

Local Wildlife

The Fort bush suites and main building overlook the waterhole which is certainly a highlight for guests staying here because it regularly attracts a variety of wildlife. There are also close to 114 species of mammal in Etosha which you would have a chance of spotting on the game drives offered. They include the black faced impala in the park, and the threatened black and white rhino, lions, cheetahs,elephants, along with numerous antelope, giraffe, hyena & warthog. There are however no buffalo, hippo, crocodile or monkeys, but there is enough to keep you enthralled on a game drive.

Optional Activities

Etosha game drives, Onguma sunset drives, interpretive bush walks, visit the Onkolo hide, and unwind with some massage therapy at the spa.

Alan Godwin

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Namibia tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Beautiful country with a wide range of opportunities on offer – wildlife viewing, varied scenery, culture and memorable sunsets. The colours, shapes and shadows of Deadvlei at dawn will stay with me forever. Very helpful and informative discussions with Alan Godwin before booking.  Everyone in country did their bit at the right time in the right place. I felt very well looked after. The care and attention to detail was outstanding and this helped me to relax and enjoy the experience and enabled me to begin to make new but different memories.

Mrs RF- Suffolk