We had a great time at Tented Camp - we had initially requested the Fort but it was unavailable due to renovation. Tented Camp turned out to be what we wanted - it affords privacy, overlooks an active watering hole, and luxurious clean accommodations. The tent has an outdoor (private) shower and a luxurious indoor bathtub (and another shower), and if you leave the curtains open at night, you might sit up and spot animals outside at the lit watering hole.
If you need to reach back to civilization, the lodge offers free fast wireless, and it reaches to some of the tents. The food was delicious, and we appreciated the Saturday evening barbecue provided at a separate location.
Plenty of wildlife on the Onguma grounds, or you can join one of the game drives (6 hours long!) to Etosha, bright and early while the light is still good (bring warm clothes though).
We appreciated that the staff went extra lengths to accommodate the fact that it was our anniversary.
Also we came in from Tsumeb by chopper and were apparently the first users of the lodge's airstrip. Lodge personnel came and picked us up and returned us to the airstrip free of charge, and even spent a bit of time introducing us to the local wildlife on the way. Great getaway!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Accommodation consists of a fourteen bed tented camp, built around a waterhole. The seven spacious tents extend the u-shaped design, allowing for both privacy and fantastic views. Styled similarly to the main complex in the colors of the bush, each tent is designed with the same attention to detail and has a feeling of natural luxury. Each tent has both an indoor and outdoor shower, a gorgeous modern interpretation of an old zinc bath, a separate toilet, two stone basins and a private sitting area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Onguma Tented Camp Hotel Etosha National Park