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Onguma Private Reserve Near Etosha National Park, Etosha National Park Namibia
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#1 of 37 Speciality lodging in Etosha National Park
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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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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
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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Onguma Private Reserve Near Etosha National Park, Etosha National Park Namibia
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GlendaHarlan wrote a review 06 Jan
San Jose, California68 contributions26 helpful votes
The Forte was a beautiful setting! This resort exceeded our expectations. Our room had a patio with a fantastic view of the lighted water hole. We saw beautiful giraffes, zebras, and a family of ostriches. The staff was welcoming and kind. Erica was excellent and responsive to feedback. Lucas made my husband’s birthday wonderful. He was a personable waiter and took great care of us. The food was amazing, and the wine selection extensive. Nicholas provided his friendly attitude and expertise for a guided safari tour we enjoyed.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
traveller973 wrote a review 03 Jan
Brussels, Belgium113 contributions60 helpful votes
We stayed at the Fort for 3 nights and I have nothing but good things to say about this lodge. Firstly, the staff is amazing and incredibly helpful. They make you feel at home and nothing is too much to ask. Second, the property is stunning, both the common areas and the rooms and beautiful. Thirdly, the food is second to none. I have stayed in many lodges and Onguma is amongst the best, if not the best. The presentation is great, and the flavour are on point. The game drives and vehicles are also top notch. Highly recommended on all fronts.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: All rooms are great
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Lientjie L wrote a review Oct 2020
30 contributions11 helpful votes
We have always wanted to stay at the Fort and finally got the chance, and our expectations were met!! Location - the Fort is just outside the von Lindequist gate at Etosha giving you easy and quick access into the park. Rooms - the rooms were incredible with every small detail in place. Rooms are situated all with a view onto the onguma waterhole as well as the Etosha pan on the horizon. Lovely decks allow for lounging there at anytime viewing game as well as an amazing sunset.the rooms are equipped with air-conditioning for Namibia's hot summers. Fridges provide cool water and drinks. Npresso machines in the rooms provide for good quality coffee on your stay. Wild life - we saw a cheetah at the waterhole on our arrival which was spectacular as well as many zebra, giraffe etc. Prices included dinner and breakfast. Dinners were set menus but delicious and lovely sitting on the verenda at the waterhole. The Fort provides a Gin station with a large variety for a cold G&T on a warm day. I hope to have another chance to visit again someday. Definitely a must and sets a high standard for other lodges to meet.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
LeahBrousse wrote a review Jul 2020
Jansenville, South Africa41 contributions1 helpful vote
What a stunning lodge. The rooms are beautifully decorated, modern, spacious and clean. You have your own private balcony looking out onto the reserve, which makes you never want to leave the room. The food is good and the staff (even though on minimum staff due to corona) is nothing but amazing. Erika and Elizabeth made our stay extra special. Thank you. Definitely go visit Johan for a massage, my husband and I both went to see him and both loved it. Our guide Dennis was amazing and even though we didn't see anything but common game on the reserve itself, he was trying and still so entertaining. I definitely recommend this property for anyone that wants to visit Etosha.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Natalia Z wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
We stayed at the Fort from January 24 to 27th, 2020 @ The Bush Suite. Everything was just absolutely amazing - the accommodation, the staff, the food, the safari drivers and the whole experience in total! We can highly recommend this outstanding place to all travelers. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and cater to any of guests' needs. Can't wait to return to this safari lodge one day!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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.
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.