Onguma Tented Camp
Onguma Tented Camp is a beguiling mixture of sophistication and relaxation, of elegance and the earth.
It is this intriguing combination and attention to detail that makes Onguma Tented Camp, the ultimate in safari chic.
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.
An atmosphere of elegant dining prevails, complimented by the daily activities taking place around the watering hole, approximately 60 meters 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.
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.
We just returned from Namibia. Unfortunately, we only stayed here one night and stayed at Ongava Lodge for 2 nights. Onguma Tented Camp is an absolute must. Perfect location, friendly staff, absolutely stunning tents situated around a great waterhole that was directly in from of our tent. We awoke to a herd of zebra. Wonderful. The “tents” are ultra luxurious and the lodge feels like home. Onguma has done a wonderful job at mixing a traditional african tent setting with a clean, modern feel. The staff pays great attention to detail and ensures your visit is perfection. My boyfriend and I rated this our favorite place during our 2 weeks vacation in Namibia as we stayed at some very nice places. We both said in hindsight we would have stayed here 2+ nights. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!