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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Onguma Private Reserve | Near Etosha National Park, Etosha National Park, Namibia
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Onguma the Fort
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Beijing, China
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

i was so reluctant to leave Etosha and check out Onguma the Fort. Game drive was not a priority in this trip to Namibia so we just booked one night, which was definitely too short! Staying in Onguma means zero distance from the nature. just imagine watching the sunset from your own bed, watching impalas approaching cautiously to the water... More

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18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed at Onguma for 3 nights - The sunset from the fort truly is spectaular! This is a great (romantic) place to come perhaps at the end of your trip for some R&R time by the pool or spend a day lounging in your room with the tent window open and watching the wildlife stroll to the waterhole on... More

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pender island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Onguma Fort provides high end accommodation just outside of the east end of Etosh Park and is highly recommended over nearby government-run park accommodations. The chalets are architecturally-beautiful Moorish styled rock, concrete, wood and canvas structures - very spacious and elegant - totally over the top. Dining (outside with a commanding view) was also excellent. Unlike a lot of other... More

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Tilburg, Netherlands
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13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We stayed last week, end of november, 3 nights in the Fort. I am a travel agent so I expected a lot. We were not disappointed at all! Only one thing was less, the air-conditioning in the chalets is not working well. Beside of that, it makes a lot of noise, outside and inside, a pity for such a perfect... More

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Vienna, Austria
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17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The resort is build like a maroccan kasbah, and so are all the individual bungalows. The overall place, the waterhole, up to the very details of the inner decorations are just wonderful! Sitting on the terrace of the lounge, watching the giraffes come to drink at the waterhole, or sitting on our own terrace watching sundown, was just marvelous! Is... More

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Manila, Philippines
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We were fortunate enough to stay in the Sultan suite and it was super luxurious. This place was out of this world and regret not booking for a longer stay. Do not pass up an opportunity to stay here on your way in or out of Etosha. Frankly, we would have been happy to stay here and enter the game... More

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Derby, England
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Luxury accommodation with twelve well-spaced accommodation blocks (known as bush suites) fanning out either side of the central dining block (six in either direction). In common with most such establishments there are wild animals roaming around so one needs to be escorted at all times by one of the staff when moving between the buildings (this isn't illusory just to... More

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15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Entering Onguma Fort is like stepping into a desert oasis with a welcoming reflecting pool and fountain, glorious scenery from the sitting and dining area out to the endless plains of Etosha. At the watering hole, waterbucks, bushbucks, warthogs, scores of shorebirds gather. Each suite is a separate building with large sleeping area, a huge bathroom, and an expansive deck... More

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Goes, The Netherlands
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67 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The chalets, You can not call them chalets. These are mini castles in Moroccan style. At the Fort the atmosphere is a bit stiff, a bit formal. No bush atmosphere as at Tree Tops. The waterhole is not close to the lodge. The food is good. The quality of your game viewing, depends on the quality of the tracker. You... More

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19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The rooms are totally stunning - the best we experienced on our entire trip. 'Room' is not doing it justice, every room here is like a mini castle with a wonderful deck overlooking the water hole and surrounding area. Its not African in style but was easily our most luxurious and comfortable room. To return to the room after dinner... More

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Also Known As:
Onguma The Fort Hotel Etosha National Park
Onguma The Fort Hotel
Address: Onguma Private Reserve | Near Etosha National Park, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Oshikoto Region > Etosha National Park
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 29 Specialty lodging in Etosha National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Onguma the Fort 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Fort is unlike any other, the only one of its kind in Namibia, built in exactly the right spot to give our guests probably one of the best sunset views in the whole of Namibia. Overlooking the beautiful scarceness of the Etosha Pans, decorated only with its wild animals and hundreds of Camel Thorn trees that dot the landscape. Accommodation consists of twelve Bush Suites with fire places for the winter months and air coolers for the summer months. Each suite has an indoor and outdoor shower. The one and only Fort Suite is situated inside the Main Tower of the main complex. It has a large beautifully designed bedroom that leads into a lounge area and out onto a private viewing deck. ... more   less 

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