Camp And Activity Highlights
- Optional morning, afternoon or full-day Etosha game drives
- Birdlife is exceptional, with over 300 species
- Numerious accommodation options available
- Viewing the vast Etosha Pan for the first time
- Namutoni Gate is within a 5-minute drive
- Family loft rooms and the luxurious settler's room
General Camp Information
- Lodge type; Classic Safari Camp
- Location; Onguma Game Reserve, Etosha
- Lodge size; 18 Safari Room and Suites
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Photo Gallery from our last visit to Bush Camp
A Bush Camp With A Front Row Seat To The Wildlife Of Both Etosha And Onguma
Onguma Bush Camp is a wonderful place to stay while exploring Etosha National Park, Namibia, whether you are on a self-drive or guided safari.
The camp is situated on the eastern border of Etosha, bordering Fisher's Pan. This location offers excellent views of the surrounding wildlife and landscape when in the Etosha National Park.
Onguma Game Reserve is a beautiful nature reserve that boasts an abundance of plains game. The birdlife at Onguma Nature Reserve is also quite impressive, with over 300 species present.
A classic safari camp offering up 18 rooms and suites with all the amenities and facilities one could ask for, including a pool, dining area, and bar, as well as a library and curio shop.
The bush camp and Onguma reserve are located within a 5-minute drive of the Namutoni Gate into the famed Etosha National Park.
Rooms And Suites
All the rooms and suites at Bush Camp offer guests comfortable and stylish accommodation in the heart of the Namibian bushveld.
The rooms and suites are luxurious and perfect for couples, single travellers, romantics, honeymooners and families alike.
There are 18 safari suites in total, including three rondavel suites, six loft rooms and family rooms, eight twin bed deluxe rooms and one luxurious settler's room.
All of the rooms and suites offer guests a document safe, minibar, air conditioning, as well as tea and coffee facilities.
If you're looking for a comfortable and relaxing place to stay while exploring Etosha National Park, Bush Camp in the Onguma Reserve is definitely the right choice!
Cuisine And Wine
Meals are served in and around the main thatched dining area with views out over the pool and waterhole. Here one is treated to an excellent combination of European and traditional African cuisine, all paired with an excellent variety of South African wine choices.
A more private dinner under the stars or for larger groups, a traditional boma experience is available on request.
Picnic baskets are available on request; these are specially prepared for those who are spending the whole day game driving in the National Park.
The Onguma Bush Camp has a variety of facilities for guests to enjoy.
There is a swimming pool with sun loungers, a thatched bar area, a small lounge, and a dining area overlooking the extensive waterhole and out into the Etosha bushveld.
Always have your camera on hand as plains game and birdlife around the camp is most often close enough for excellent photographs.
A small safari shop at reception as well as a games room.
Free Wi-Fi is available to guests.
The safari activities from Onguma Bush Camp are excellent, both within the Onguma Game Reserve and Etosha National Park.
You can enjoy game drives, night drives, nature walks and a sundowner drive in the Onguma Reserve, where you can spot and photograph a variety of game and birds.
You can also go on professionally guided game drives into Etosha National Park, where you have the chance to see some of the most spectacular wildlife and settings in the whole of Africa.
In the summer months, the birdlife is exceptional.
All safari activities are optional (not included in the nightly rates) and can be booked at the reception desk.
Onguma Bush Camp is a family-friendly safari destination that offers children of all ages special activities that are tailored just for them.
There are plenty of fun activities for kids to do when staying at Bush Camp; these include exploring the bush on nature walks, going on safari drives, swimming and playing games in the dedicated game rooms.
Spa And Wellness
The spa and wellness centre at Onguma Bush Camp is a true haven of relaxation. Surrounded by the peace and quiet of the surrounding Etosha bushveld, it offers massage therapies with amazing viewings.
The centre is available to all guests staying within the Onguma Reserve, making it the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring the national park.
The perfect destination for an amazing safari experience in and around the Etosha region of Namibia.
Enjoy wonderful game drives, and nature walks within the Onguma Game Reserve, as well as go on professionally guided game drives into Etosha National Park - one of the most spectacular wildlife and game viewing destinations in all of Africa.
The bush camp also offers a variety of facilities for guests to enjoy, including a swimming pool, a thatched bar area, a small lounge, and a dining area overlooking a beautiful waterhole.
So why not give Onguma Bush Camp a try on your next trip to Namibia?
Rates from NAD$ 2 640.00 per person
Onguma Bush Camp Rates
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in Namibian Dollars (NAD)
*Rates may vary according to season
- Breakfast and dinner
- Transfer from and to the Onguma airstrip
- Social Development Levy and NTB tourism levy
- All activities
- All drinks
- Local and international flights
- Entrance fees into Etosha
- Travel insurance
- Items of a Personal Nature
The Road To Sossusvlei
Once one navigates the main Sesriem entrance gates and enters the national park a pleasant surprise awaits, a tarred road (yes, a tarred road) that extends all the way through to the main parking area near Sossusvlei.
Cape Town To The Kunene River
In November and December of last year (2019), we loaded our Jeep and headed north out of Cape Town, destination Namibia and the Kunene River, her border with Angola.
A couple of thousand kilometres later, we returned, this time, more in love with country than ever.
Windhoek Oktoberfest 2021
On the 25th and 26th of October, the Sports Klub Windhoek will host the 55th edition of the Oktoberfest. Over 5000 people are expected to attend (compared to 1000 in 2010).
Adding a certain local flavour will be the Namibian band Famaz Attak, and there will be long-established activities and games like archery and tree trunk sawing.
Top 5 restaurants in Windhoek
Continuing our series of dining in Africa, we look at Windhoek. More and more visitors are becoming aware of the unique attractions that this country as a safari destination has to offer.
Nowhere is too far to travel in this small (and clean) city of 330,000 but be warned when you go out to eat, vegetarianism is not common!
Best Places To Go In Namibia
The Uyaphi team has compiled a list of the "Best Places to go" which most safari itineraries would include. A different destination from most African safari destinations.
Instead of lush green forests or open savannas, the primary attraction being vast, open deserts interspersed with canyons, mountain ranges, and oasis.
Living With The Himba
In May 2012, we arranged for Uyaphi.Com client Ken Vine from Devon in England to stay with the traditional Himba people in two remote villages in the middle of Kaokoland.
He lived, slept, ate, conversed and photographed these Himba villagers.