Onguma Bush Lodge is an alternative to staying inside Etosha National Park where your options are limited to three basic state-owned camps.
This comfortable lodge is located on the edge of the park near Fisher's Pan and the eastern entrance to Etosha. The rates are reasonable and the lodge is neat, small and an excellent base for families.
The en suite, air-conditioned rooms are built from local stone and have thatched roofs. The pool, open-air lapa and dining area provide the venues for some pleasant banter, spectacular sunsets and hearty meals. The lounge and dining area overlooks a waterhole for around-the-clock game viewing. The campsite has six sites with private ablutions and firewood; campers are welcome to make use of the bar, pool and restaurant.
Children of all ages welcome as the camp is fenced. Note however, that children under 7 years old are not allowed on game drives due to use of open safari vehicles and a private vehicle will be required.
Sunrise and sunset game drives on the private nature reserve and game drives into Etosha; excellent birdwatching especially during the summer migrations; visit the Onkolo Hide; massage therapy and bush dining.
For the kids, there's the Young Explorer's walk done in the morning and afternoons.
Onguma Private Nature Reserve is a chunk of wilderness that covers 20,000 hectares. Game viewing and birdwatching are excellent and the reserve has over 30 species of plains game as well as lion, cheetah and leopard. A family of black rhino have been introduced and there are more than 300 bird species on record. With Etosha and its populous waterholes just around the corner, you've got a spectacular wildlife safari in the making.
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