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Onguma means 'the place you don't want to leave' in the Herero language, and this tented camp – with its beguiling mixture of elegant sophistication and relaxation – certainly lives up to its name.

With a stunning main building and guest area with reception, lounge and dining room beside a rim-flow swimming pool, the layout of Onguma Tented Camp ensures privacy and fantastic views.  Seven spacious, luxury tents artfully constructed from timber, natural stone and canvas, are set in a U-shape around an active waterhole; each has crisp bedlinen, a bathroom with twin basins, an outside shower, a hairdryer, plus a deck with chairs for relaxing. 

The camp oozes an air of elegance and relaxation, complemented by the wildlife activity around the waterhole, just 60 metres away. The environment lends itself to leisurely afternoons relaxing in the lounge, watching animals pass by. And when it gets hot, you can stroll over to the pool and relax in the gently flowing water with a cool drink while still keeping an eye out for wildlife.

Guests can use the nearby Onkolo Hide, located approximately 20 metres from the waterhole, offering excellent wildlife sightings and photography, particularly in the afternoons. 

Activities include a rhino research drive, guided bush walks, vehicle safaris in Etosha National Park, sunset and night drives on Onguma Private Reserve. No children under the age of 12.

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Key info

  • Available*: Jan-Dec * The dates shown are when the accommodation is generally available. Please enquire for specific availability.

Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Natural Wonders

Few trips venture as far as Namibia’s northern border, but this innovative itinerary employs a combination of self-drive and guided safari to visit famed Etosha and the Caprivi en route to Africa’s Four Corners – where Namibia, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet – ending at Chobe and Victoria Falls.

  • When to go: Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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The Caprivi Strip

A hidden gem, the Caprivi Strip is a long, narrow strip of land along the Okavango. Here the Zambezi’s tributaries form a complex system of waterways, islands and riverine forests – protected by parks and wilderness areas. It is rich in wildlife and makes an ideal combination with nearby Botswana or Zambia.

  • Where: Caprivi Region
  • Ideal for viewing: carmine bee-eater, African elephant, fire-crowned bishop, leopard, lion
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris