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Onguma Etosha Aoba Lodge

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8/10

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Highlights

- Onguma Private Reserve
- Game Drives in Onguma Reserve
- Game Drives in Etosha NP
- Swimming Pool

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Overview

Etosha Aoba Lodge takes its name from san language (aoba meaning ‘when the sun goes down’). In the same vein, this safari camp evokes a sense of local heritage, bringing guests close to the surrounding bushveld and its inhabitants with its great location in near the Etosha National Park and views of small Namibian waterholes.

Guest accommodation consists of 4 Heritage bungalows, 3 Explorer bungalows, one Honeymoon room, which is the most private room and features an outside bath, and 3 large bush suites with two separate interconnected rooms, which are ideal for families or groups travelling together. The main lodge has a restaurant, part of which extends outside, a bar, a terrace overlooking a waterhole, a library, and an outdoor swimming pool.

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.

Etosha Aoba is unfenced, so no children under the age of 7 years will be allowed. Children 12 and above will be accommodated in a family room at the full rate. Children under 10 years are not permitted on game drive vehicles, but families with younger children will need to book a private vehicle and guide if they wish to take a guided trip.

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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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