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!
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.…
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.
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!
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.