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Onguma: The Fort

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8/10

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Highlights

- All rooms with views of waterhole
- Game Drives in Onguma & Etosha
- Onguma sunset drives
- Ideal for couples, not families

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Overview

Offering one of the best sunset views in the country, overlooking the Etosha pans, The Fort in the Onguma Private Game Reserve is a unique place ideal for those in search of luxury accommodation and an up-close safari perspective on the Namibian wildlife.

Activities revolve solely around the camp’s great location near Etosha National Park. Guests can go on morning and afternoon guided game drives in Etosha, home to Big Five game, a variety of mongoose and wildebeest among others, and endangered species such as the black rhino. Birdwatching is also good here, with over 340 species of bird such as flamingo, Bare-cheeked babbler, and eagles commonly sighted. There are opportunities for guests to participate in Onguma sunset drives as well as interpretive bush walks.

Guest accommodation consists of 11 Bush Suites and one Honeymoon Suite, as well as a Sultan Suite in the main complex. All rooms offer brilliant views of the Fishers’ Pan waterhole and Etosha pans. The Bush suites feature fireplaces and en-suite facilities including inside and outside showers, as does the Honeymoon Suite. The Honeymoon suite also has an outside luxury bath, whereas the Sultan Suite has an inside bath. Whilst the Moroccan-Afro design of the rooms evokes a colonial-era feel, free Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms. There is a communal pool located outside in the main complex.

No children under the age of 7 are allowed at The Fort, and there are no specific children’s activities here. No children under the age of 10 years are permitted on game drives, and no children under the age of 16 years are allowed to attend bush walks. This an ideal safari spot for couples in the intimate heart of the Namibian wilderness.

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Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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