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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were blown away by our wonderful experience at this Lodge. It was amazing. The staff were super friendly and the food superb. I do not eat meat and the chef made me some of the best fish dishes I have ever tasted. The accommodations were luxurious and the main lodge area fantastic. Would recommend to anyone. I am absolutely...

Thank OntarioBecky
Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service, friendly staff, fabulous architecture, great food, fantastic guide and location, location, location. A thoroughly enjoyable stay. I just wish I had more than 3 nights here and had the time to just sit back and appreciate the surroundings more. A little disappointing that you can't walk to/from your room, you need to be collected/delivered in the golf cart.

Thank Chris d
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Fort describes its self as “The Fort is unlike any other, the only one of its kind in Namibia”. We agree, of the 7 places we stayed in Namibia (and 12 places across Africa) this place provided a uniquely bad experience. When we arrived we quickly knew something was wrong – no welcoming party, just the Client Manager. The...

Thank SWKA
Drammen, Norway
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights, this place is absolutely top notch! We were received with cold towels and ice tea when we arrived. Large comfortable cabins with waterhole view. Fantastic food and service. Relaxed atmosphere, nice, not crowded, pool area. Went on 2 guided tours, "sun downer" and "morning trip" with "our favorite guide Justine". A bit pricy, but worth...

Thank Ole I
Westmount, Canada
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Fort is all about catering to the guests, with personal attention, great service, quality food, and very well-equipped rooms. It is small in the number of guests, which keeps things quiet and quaint. Our room, as part of the main lodge avoided the need for escort back and forth to the individual lodges. It had A.C., free WiFi, complimentary...

Thank John H
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Arriving at Onguma the Fort felt like arriving at a luxurious oasis. This was my favorite place to stay in Namibia. It felt luxurious, the staff was attentive, the food was great, the cream sherry decanter in your room every evening was the perfect touch. By the time we got here, we were ready to just relax after a two...

1Thank ninnes
Tamworth, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The experience at The Fort was incredible. The staff went above and beyond and were extremely friendly. The accommodation was amazing - beautiful view onto the watering hole from our private villa with an outside shower. The pool is amazing - just the ability to sit and watch the animals come and go was a highlight - same with dinner....

Thank jwillismoore
Yardley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 October 2016

WE spent 2 nights here. The individual "forts" are most impressive and luxurious. If you are fortunate enough to have one facing the waterhole, that is an added bonus. Transport from the individual fort to the main dining are is by golf cart as you are in a private game reserve with predators. Perhaps the most impressive resort we have...

Thank orkeyinga
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We recently visited Namibia for a couple of weeks and stayed at three high end resorts including Onguma the Fort, just outside the Von Lindequist Gate at the eastern end of Etosha National Park. Our reservation was made many months in advance through Discover Namibia Safari & Tours, who gave the excellent recommendation for a private reserve and property. There...

2Thank BradJill
Hoorn, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were at Onguma the Fort in september 2016. The lodge is directly outside the park. The rooms are excellent and beautifully styled in an African style. The rooms have almost total privacy with a nice view. At night it was almost completely dark so we saw the milky-way. Dinner was Moroccan. The personnel is friendly and competent. It was...

Thank balex2014

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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: ₹ 21,929 - ₹ 1,48,765 (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
  • Individual fort
 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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