Onguma Tented Camp
Location: Etosha National Park
No of rooms: 7
Style: Luxury tents
Highlights: Etosha Wildlife, watching the waterhole in front of camp
Dining: Together in the mess area
What’s the difference: Onguma now have a desert rhino researcher on hand for you to spend some time with – these wonderful but heavily endangered animals are being kept alive by these dedicated researchers and to find out a little more about their work is fascinating.
The Luxury Safari Company Award for: Best chance to get involved with conservation.
Onguma Tented Camp is a beguiling mixture of sophistication and relaxation, of elegance and the earth. It is this intriguing combination and attention to detail that makes Onguma Tented Camp the ultimate in safari chic.
Like the bush where soft air blows against sharp thorns, Onguma Tented Camp is a study in contrasts. Textures such as stone, suede, linen and steel create a setting that is sleek and modern but also inherently of the earth. Inspired by a photograph of an Oryx on Etosha’s Fisher’s Pan, the interior echoes the colours of its natural surrounds. Grey, charcoal, black, white, and creams, together with a touch of muted or unexpectedly bright green, adds sophistication and earthiness to the atmosphere.
An atmosphere of elegant dining prevails, complimented by the daily activities taking place around the watering hole, approximately 60 metres away. The surrounding nature lends itself to long lazy afternoons, spent relaxing on the sofas in the lounge, watching the animals go. And when things heat up, all that is required is a gentle stroll to the rim flow pool. Sit and relax in the flowing waters while enjoying an ice cold cooler. Alternatively if more strenuous activity is required, then relaxing on your patio and reading a good book should provide you with all the exercise you may need.Show Less