On 1st November 2022, Onguma Camp Kala in northern Namibia rose from the ashes of its predecessor to welcome its first guests – built on the same footprint of Onguma Tree Top Camp which burned down in 2020 during the lockdown.
When it was redesigned, Onguma’s team decided to raise the benchmark and elevate the experience to a whole new level. The result is a new, ultra-exclusive safari camp – beautifully situated within the Onguma Nature Reserve, a 34,000-hectare wilderness on the eastern fringe of the iconic, wildlife-rich Etosha National Park. Camp Kala accommodates just eight guests in four spacious suites raised off the ground on stilts for an eagle-eye view over a beautiful waterhole where wildlife gathers around the natural spring – including elephants, rhino, lion, leopard, giraffe and various antelope. Each suite has its own deck with a choice of wood-fired hot tub or a cool plunge pool as well as a walkway to a private sala with day bed … perfectly placed for an armchair safari or a ‘sleep out’ under the stars. The central guest area has a lounge, bar, dining room, interactive ‘show’ kitchen, viewing deck with fire pit, gym, spa and ground level photographic hide.
Visit Onguma.com and book a meeting with Storm Napier.