In the local Herero language, Onguma means, “the place you don’t want to leave.” With a stunning main building and seven tents providing private, exclusive accommodation, Onguma Tented Camp, certainly lives up to its name.
Like the bush where soft air blows against sharp thorns, Onguma Tented Camp is a study in contrasts. Textures such as stone, suede, linen and steel create a setting that is sleek and modern but also inherently of the earth. Inspired by a photograph of an Oryx on Etosha’s Fisher’s Pan, the interior echoes the colours of its natural surrounds. Grey, charcoal, black, white, and creams, together with a touch of muted or unexpectedly bright green, adds sophistication and earthiness to the atmosphere.
An atmosphere of elegant dining prevails, complimented by the daily activities taking place around the watering hole, approximately 60 metres away. The surrounding nature lends itself to long lazy afternoons, spent relaxing on the sofas in the lounge, watching the animals go. And when things heat up, all that is required is a gentle stroll to the rim flow pool. Sit and relax in the flowing waters while enjoying an ice cold cooler. Alternatively if more strenuous activity is required, then relaxing on your patio and reading a good book should provide you with all the exercise you may need. Unfortunately no children under the age of 12 permitted.
An open lapa area, here you are treated to an excellent combination of European and traditional African cuisine sitting around an open fire under an African sky lit up by the stars. Picnic baskets are also packed on request.
Basic accommodation consists of 6 en-suite air-conditioned luxury bungalows, and 1 family room. Onguma Camp site offers 6 camping sites with ablution facilities and firewood. Campers are welcome to relax in the beautiful surroundings and are even more welcome to enjoy either breakfast, lunch or dinner at Bush Camp.
Game viewing in the famous Etosha National Park and a complimented by the daily activities taking place around the watering hole, approximately 60 metres away. The surrounding nature lends itself to long lazy afternoons, spent relaxing on the sofas in the lounge, watching the animals go.