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San Mateo
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Fort Onguma Designed for comfort This lodge, within its own game reserve and adjoining Etosha National Park, has a unique design and offers comfort in style. Of course, trying to fit Moroccan architecture into a Namibian landscape does stretch the limits! The Bush Suites are spacious, ample, well designed with all modern amenities and overlook the large watering hole where...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband and I spent 1 night here during our honeymoon. The rooms have it all - massive bed, kettle and fresh press, HUGE bathroom, desk, and dressing area. The room also has an outside deck area with another shower where you get a beautiful view of the area and a small waterhole. Upon entering the hotel you are greated...

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Cortez, Colorado
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Rooms were beautiful with lots of horizonital space, decks, 2 showers everything but a full kitchen. Near Ethosha gate and game drive available in Onguma reserve. Food was good and waitstaff attentive but still many new a their job. Waterhole had few animals. Went on game drive with Onguma guide, competent, friendly guide but saw very few animals. Accomodation overall...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The Fort is a perfect place to explore Etosha and Onguma. Since the moment we arrived we wee treated like royalty. The staff is amazing looking after you every minute of the day. The guides are very good and we had great safaris. The food was very good, always two choices at every meal. They serve a lot of game...

1Thank Bluerosa667
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Our family spent two nights here and loved it! The rooms have everything--huge bathroom, reading chair, desk, lots of storage, comfortable beds, and a decanter of sherry! The setting is lovely and the proximity to Etosha is perfect. We had wonderful service from the staff, who were great with our 13 year old son. We all enjoyed the food, which...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We only spent three days at Onguma The Fort. This is my greatest regret when thinking back on my holiday in Namibia. This is a truly luxurious and unique Namibian experience. There are a limit number of rooms which ensures privacy and the ultimate romantic getaway. I cannot emphasise this enough. You are treated and pampered from the second you...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Exquisite from start to finish.... The place, the location, the staff, the food, the souvenir shop, the waterhole, the terrace withe a view, the complimentary brandy, the fireplace in the room...neeed I say more. I so wish we had booked more nights. We will be back that is certain ! I yearn for this place in my dreams... An absolute...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here with my housband for 2 nights , we had a wonderful stayed The room was amazing The staff take care of us all time, The Safari guide Are very expert we saw The lion on First night just in front of our car , The food was very very good , different every meal We love it❤️❤️thank...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Onguma the Fort is a must if travelling to Etosha. We crossed Etosha from East to West and stayed here for 3 nights,and I could have stayed another 3. The moroccan style and colour mixes with the African tones to perfection . The service was excellent as was the food and all of our game walks and drives were interesting...

Thank Sarah Q
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Not really right for wildest Africa but this place really has the WOW factor. One of our travelling companions burst into tears when she saw how beautiful her accommodation suite was. Food was excellent and the service was top notch. One nice thing appreciated by modern travellers was the free speedy wifi in our rooms. This is something many other...

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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. ... more   less 

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Address: Onguma Private Reserve | Near Etosha National Park, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Oshikoto Region > Etosha National Park
Price Range: $430 - $2,918 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Onguma the Fort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Aim for a room as part of the main lodge to avoid the back-and-forth to the separate lodges/rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnH214, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get one close to the main reception area so you have a view of the waterhole”
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  • View over deck to waterhole
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 of 5 bubbles orkeyinga, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all exceptionnal”
 of 5 bubbles Lovebug1701, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“the Sultan suite is well worth the cost”
 of 5 bubbles sarahq145, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“In the main lodge is better. Outside rooms require a call to reception for a vehicle to take one to the lodge for meals and activities.”
 of 5 bubbles alff514, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
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