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Claire Roadley / Storm Napier
Onguma walking safaris - © Bill Gozansky Photography, LLC

Looking at large lion footprint during walk at Onguma Game Reserve Namibia © Bill Gozansky

Onguma Game Reserve on the fringe of Namibia’s iconic Etosha National Park will be launching brand new walking trails in July 2024, which will run over the Winter months (April to end September) when temperatures are cooler, and the bush is less dense.  It will be an authentic, immersive wilderness experience in an unspoilt, rugged and pristine wilderness area.

Guests will spend 3 days and 2 nights in an untamed wilderness area of the reserve under the care of Onguma’s expert and experienced, trails guides, hiking an average of 8 – 10kms per day, through arid plains, woodlands, riverbeds and shrubby thornveld.  The walkers will reach their tented camp in time at dusk in time for sundowners – with a warm Onguma welcome to their off-grid, luxury glamp “under canvas”, complete with beautiful ensuite facilities and comfortable beds with crisp, white linen.

The camp will have an inviting fire pit, dining area and a boma under a canopy of breathtaking stars. Due to the intimate nature of the camp, guests will have the opportunity to get involved with interactive cooking with the chef should they wish to and spend quality time talking to the local researchers and conservation managers (subject to availability) to hear more about the success of reverting this previous farmland back to its natural, rewilded state.

This experience is all about the adventure, but with all the small luxuries. For example, bush walkers will only need to carry their cameras and water bottles in their backpacks – all other luggage will be waiting for them in camp. Guests will need to spend the night before the 2-night trail starts at the Onguma lodge of their choice, be it Bush Camp, Forest Camp, Tented Camp, The Fort or Camp Kala.

Onguma has seen some exciting developments in recent years.  In May 2021,  the team created a one-of-a-kind “Onguma Dream Cruiser” sleep-out under the stars, beautifully converted from a game vehicle, complete with raised dining deck and four poster bed overlooking a watering hole – with a beautiful ensuite bathroom below.

Then, in November 2022 they launched the ultra-exclusive four-suite Onguma Camp Kala which has since established itself as one of the hottest new camps in Namibia.

Onguma Sundowners

Onguma Sundowners