We stayed here for three nights and generally liked the place. Each unit is a separate building in the middle of a wildlife reserve, so you may have animals right outside. We had a giraffe eating a tree behind our suite one evening, which was very cool. There is a tradeoff, though, as you are also near small animals that can get into the rooms.
We also had plumbing problems. The first night the water in the shower would not stay hot. We had to keep shutting the water off and turning it back on to get a few seconds of hot water. I ended up having to take a navy shower to avoid freezing. They fixed it the next day but it shouldn't have been broken to begin with. There was also trouble with the bathtub on the deck behind our suite. I checked it out on our last afternoon and the stopper wouldn't work, making the tub useless. They tried to fix it but to no avail.
The food was very good, with a combination of game and more conventional foods. The staff was nice and helpful, although a bit over-attentive when you are in the lounge. It seems like the whole meal they are either coming to your table to take or deliver something, or they are approaching to see if they should take something. They also tend to come up and see if you need something when you are just hanging around in the lodge. I'd prefer to just relax and ask if I need something.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Onguma The Fort Hotel Etosha National Park