Tree Top at Onguma. Etosha. Namibia
Why we love it
Onguma Tree Top camp is situated in the 36 00 hectare private reserve bordering the Etosha National Park. The stunning luxury camp is unique having been built on stilts along a treeline overlooking a waterhole where lion and other game frequently come to drink.
What to expect
The camp has 4 units each of which are connected to the main dining area by a boardwalk. The bedrooms have en suite showers and are open to the views beyond. Mosquito nets over the beds protect you from any flying insects. The lounge and dining area has a kitchen where guests can watch the chef preparing their meals. Dining is also offered out on the deck. Although the camp does not have a pool it is possible to make use of the pool at the nearby Onguma Bush Camp which is about 10 kilometres away.
What to do
You can stay in camp and watch animals come to drink from your own private waterhole. There are game drives in the private concession and also into Etosha National Park which has excellent game viewing at its waterholes. A visit to the historic Namutoni Fort in Etosha and the vast expanse of Fischer's Pan is also recommended.
Kids Tree Top Camp is on a deck with limited areas for exploring and is not recommended for very young children.
The good news
Everyone staying at Onguma helps support the Namutoni Hai || kom Trust which was established to help a very poor group of Bushmen living in the Oshavelo area. Many of these people are also employed in the lodge.
When to go
The best time to be in Etosha is during the winter months (April to August) when game is concentrated around the waterholes. Days are mild but nights can be cold. During summer the daytime temperatures are often very high and rain can be expected.
How to get there
Onguma is a five hour drive from Windhoek. It can also be reached from Windhoek International Airport by scheduled flights in approximately one hour. It is a 30 minute drive from the airstrip to Treetops.