Plains, The Fort at Fishers' Pan (Etosha Region) Namibia
Onguma Game Reserve is situated on the eastern side of
Etosha Park in Namibia, bordering Fischer’s Pan. The Fort at
Onguma is set on this 20 000 ha nature reserve which boasts
over thirty different animal species. Predators such as
lion, cheetah, leopard are common residents of the area. The
latest addition to the already abundant wildlife at Onguma
Nature Reserve is a family of black rhinos!
The Fort is unique. Massive raw walls, stunning stone
clad features and a huge tower with views toward Etosha and
Fisher's Pan offers the best sunset views in the whole of
Namibia! The Fort has an African feel like no other!
Moroccan and Indian flavours combine perfectly with the
selection of beautiful antique windows and doors. A
courtyard and large water feature will refresh the senses.
Across the courtyard is a spacious beautifully decorated
lounge and open air dining room. A large wooden deck leads
outside, with scattered romantic seating spaces, in full
view of the waterhole.
Accommodation in The Fort consists of 12 mini-suites and
the Fort Suite. The 12 mini-suites are situated adjacent to
the Main Fort extending on both sides to the south and the
north. Each is completely private. They are all equipped
with en-suite bathrooms, a bar fridge, an air cooling system
and a tea/coffee station. The spacious bathroom has both an
inside and outside shower area. Wooden decks lead you
towards the outside seating area. Relax, unwind and enjoy
the extraordinary view on a comfortable sun-lounger.
The Fort Suite is situated inside the Main Tower. There
is nothing else like it. Its large, beautifully designed
bedroom leads to the lounge and then onto a private viewing
deck. The lounge is equipped with a satellite television
system, bar fridge and a telephone. ‘Beat the heat’ with the
efficient air cooling system. The large bathroom has a
wonderful open shower area, and a bath to soak up your day's
Meals are served at either the indoor or outside dining
areas allowing you too choose to dine at the lantern-lit
pool, in the courtyard or alongside the water feature.
Drinks are bought by waiter service from
the tower bar.
In the Namibian summer months, thousands of bird species
migrate to the wetlands created by the seasonal rains and
ephemeral river systems. It’s a bird-watcher’s paradise!
Take a morning trip into Etosha National Park or drive
around the reserve on the sundowner tour.
Spend your days Touring the Etosha National Park in
search of wildlife, or sit on the deck and wait for it to
come to you - the fort is located in view of a waterhole
where you'll see giraffe, lion, zebra, birds, and more. At
the end of your day, relax in the open air dining room or
around the lantern-lit pool.
Finally, curl up in a lounger
still warm from the sun, and take in the main show: camel
thorn trees silhouetted against a sky alight with every
Onguma is one of the key bird watching sites in Southern
Africa with more than 300 bird species recorded. During the
summer months Onguma is home to thousands of migratory birds
coming to wetlands created by the seasonal rains. The
reserve boasts the biggest breeding colony of white-backed
vultures in Namibia. Onguma is also part of an innovative
custodianship project relating to the black rhino.
Due to the camp not being fenced in, animals roam about
freely. Guests are therefore requested to drive between
their rooms and the main complex. For those on a fly-in
tour, there is a golf cart that can be used for transport.
From $400 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.