Onguma Game Reserve
One of Namibia's Best Kept Secrets
- Onguma - The Fort: 13 suites
- Onguma Tented Camp: 7 tents
- Onguma Tree Top: 4 tree houses
- Onguma Bush Camp: 19 rooms
- Onguma Etosha Aoba: 10 rooms
- Onguma offers a variety of game activities both in the Etosha National Park and in Onguma Game Reserve. They include:
- Guided Interpretive walks
- Sunset drives in the Onguma Reserve
- Etosha Guided safaris
- Rhino Research drives
Originally part of the greater Etosha Game Reserve, Onguma Game Reserve sits on the eastern side of Etosha, bordering Fisher’s pan with a huge amount to offer.
The Reserve covers an area of over 34,000-hectares and incorporates ecological substrata such as savannah, bushveld, omuramba and dry pan. Age-old and well-worn migration routes, once used by elephant and buffalo wander through Onguma’s three dry riverbeds.
The Reserve boasts over thirty different animal species. Plains game roam freely on the Reserve and predators, although not easy to spot, are nevertheless common residents of the area. Lions are frequently seen and often heard. There is a healthy black rhino and leopard population and hyenas are also often seen.
More than 300 bird species can be viewed at Onguma, and the reserve boasts the biggest breeding colony of white-backed vultures in Namibia. During the summer months Onguma becomes a bird-watchers paradise with thousands of species migrating to wetlands created by the seasonal rains and ephemeral river systems. This part of Namibia has been identified as one of the key bird watching sites in Southern Africa.
Onguma Reserve boasts five unique lodges for guests to choose from, catering to every traveler’s individual needs and style, including The Fort, Onguma Tented Camp, Tree Top Camp and Onguma Bush Camp.