But this is no wooden bench with a peephole through a musty wall of reeds. Treetop Camp, for all its rustic proximity to nature, is a high-class luxury safari ensemble that delivers both an exceptional game-viewing safari and exclusive luxury accommodation with total seclusion with more than a hint of excitement.
The two tree nests and three tents, raised on stilts, are a few metres from a large waterhole in Onguma Private Reserve, which is on the edge of Etosha National Park. Connected by elevated walkways, the gnarled wooden construction, thatched roof and canvas sides are a quirky caricature of the Etosha wilderness.
Three large elevated suites (tree houses) with thatched roofs and tented sides; en suite bathrooms with open-air showers; private viewing deck overlooking the waterhole
Two tree nests; en suite bathrooms with indoor bath and separate shower; small lounge; large private viewing deck overlooking the waterhole
Main area consists of a lounge and dining area
Birding and game viewing at Onguma Treetop waterhole; guided game drives and nature walks in Onguma Private Reserve; private guided safari in Etosha National Park; massage treatments at Onguma Bush Camp or Onguma The Fort; visit the Onkolo Hide.
Onguma Private Game Reserve is 200 sq km of African plains. Bordering on Etosha National Park, Onguma opens up natural migration paths for many of the great plains species of southern Africa including lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, kudu, giraffe, eland, oryx, hartebeest, zebra, impala and over 300 bird species. Treetop Camp also offers guided day trips into Etosha Park.