Onguma is the only private reserve on the eastern side of Etosha National Park, hence offering a choice between a private game experience, interpretive bush walks or the photographer´s paradise, the Onkolo Hide. With its collection of 5 different camps and lodges, it caters for different budgets and experiences. Onguma Tree Top is a more rustic experience with a focus on bush walks.More Info
It was a South African family of entrepreneurs who became aware of the farm Onguma in the east of the Etosha National Park. Fritz Vorster has been managing Onguma as a private reserve since the turn of the millennium in cooperation with his family and experienced lodge operators from Namibia. The reserve is dedicated to nature and animal protection and the surrounding community is integrated into various projects. The different lodges have become an integral part of a Namibian tour.
Part of Onguma was set aside and offering the adjacent Oshivelo community members jobs by being part of a greater cause. With the projects being run here, approximately 250 jobs have been created. Some of these projects include planting a variety of vegetables for lodge and camp use as well as supplying larger parts of Namibia with fresh vegetables.
Furthermore, an active anti-poaching program has been implemented recently to help protect the black and white rhino population on Onguma.
The exclusivity of Onguma Tree Top Camp does not take the form of luxurious facilities, but of limiting the capacity to 8 guests in only 4 rustic tented tree houses, as well as the isolated location in the midst of the wilderness of the 34,000-hectare private reserve. The charm of the camp lies in the immediate experience of the wilderness, be it with a view from the viewing deck to the nearby waterhole, or during walking safaris guided by experienced guides and armed rangers. The tree houses are simple yet comfortable, and the EnSuite bathroom has an open-air shower. On wooden walkways several metres above the ground, guests move between their treehouses and the inviting lounge, which invites them to linger with its small bar, restaurant deck, seating area and a panoramic terrace with open fireplace.
Special interest activities include:
Birding - over 300 species of birds
Photography - Onkolo Hide for taking extraordinary photos
Carnivore - lion, cheetah and leopard
Activities available are:
Guided game drives
Day safari within the National park either escorted or on your own
Sundowner drive within Onguma Reserve
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