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Onguma Private Reserve Near Etosha National Park, Etosha National Park Namibia
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#1 of 36 Speciality lodging in Etosha National Park
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Rooftop terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans


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Jo Jo wrote a review 12 Jan
Salford, United Kingdom153 contributions67 helpful votes
Wow what a place, we flew into the lodge and we’re lucky enough to be met by a Cheetah and her cub at the Airstrip. We staying in the Sultan Suite which over looks the watering hole and provided a constant view of zebras, jackels and wilderbeast. You are so close to nature and the views are spectacular. The room was amazing, with free drinks and snacks to provide energy for the days adventures. We took three trips with Cola, our super park ranger- very knowledgeable and great company. The service and food at the lodge was amazing. Rachel our waitress was warm and friendly and provided excellent service through out our stay. This place is a must!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
cyranob wrote a review Nov 2021
Deutschland227 contributions133 helpful votes
We have been to Onguma TF several times. Currently the price is around 1000€ per night for 2 persons. It is supposed to be an upper class five star location, but that doesn't quite fit. In the few years since it opened, you can see the increasing wear and tear quite well. Maintenance is always a problem with expensive lodges in Nambia, especially when a global company with a controller is behind it. At such a price, everything has to fit and that is unfortunately not quite true. The furniture already shows visible signs of wear and tear, the shower hoses are calcified, the toilet water seal is broken, and so on. Many small things that should not happen to a 5-star hotel in this price range. The owner should make an effort to maintain the level, as there are some strong competitors in the similar price segment out there. Otherwise, a great facility in Arabian style, everything fitting and coherent. Great staff, some from previous years but also many new young people. No real resort between the villas, just Namibian nature. In summary, still 5 stars, but without improvements soon only 4. Recommendable if you want to afford it, we will come again. Hey management team, you should keep a database or list of repeaters. No one knew we had been there before.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Linda O wrote a review Jul 2021
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We were fortunate enough to have the Sultan's suite, which was absolutely incredible. Private covered porch with direct views of the waterhole with the constant parade of animals. The resort, the entire staff and the game guides were all top-notch. You will not be disappointed at Onguma-The Fort. I can't wait to go back. PS - dinner served in the wine cellar was quite a treat.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Request a view of the watering hole
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Anke wrote a review May 2021
Windhoek, Namibia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Onguma The Fort provides ample opportunities for wildlife viewing in a setting of which the comfort and luxury is equal to none. Views from both the main Fort area and private Chalets provide an uninterrupted view of the watering hole, the favored gathering hole for game. A telescope on deck encourages the visitor to find unspoiled views, beyond the line of sight. Exceptionally friendly staff eagerly tend to every whim and enhances the experience by interacting in a variety of languages. The variety of enticing activities only add to the already unmatched encounter. An absolute must do, must-see, and must return!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Adventure13767734043 wrote a review Apr 2021
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Erika Awaras, the Manager, Chef Marius, Abram the game guide, Johan the masseur and the general staff all contributed to a wonderful 4 night stay. We were made to feel special from the minute we walked through the front reception area until the last morning when we checked out with heavy hearts.
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Date of stay: March 2021
US$168 - US$1 296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NamibiaOshikoto RegionEtosha National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Onguma the Fort
What are some of the property amenities at Onguma the Fort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Onguma the Fort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Onguma the Fort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Onguma the Fort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Onguma the Fort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Onguma the Fort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Onguma the Fort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.