A unique safari escape awaits guests at Onguma The Fort, a Moroccan-style lodge set on a private game reserve bordering EtoshaNational Park. The most luxurious of the five Onguma properties, The Fort has been carefully constructed to feel like an oasis in the desert with flowing water channels adding a touch of tranquility to the main lodge areas. Conveniently located less than a 10-minute drive from the eastern gate of the park, The Fort lets you experience the magic and drama of Etosha in true safari style!
Overlooking the stark beauty of Etosha Pans, Onguma The Fort is perfectly positioned to enjoy Namibia’s wide open spaces and blood-red sunsets. 12 suites fan out on either side of the main building, spaced about 50m apart to allow for perfect privacy.
Each suite has a fort-like turret to make the most of the astonishing views, and the front wall is made of canvas so you can roll it up and laze in bed taking in the surrounding desert scenery. Rough stone and earthy interiors are livened up by splashes of lime green and pink, and the spacious bathrooms have both an indoor and outdoor shower so you can rinse off the desert dust under a bright blaze of stars.
For the most luxurious accommodation pick the sumptuous Sultan Suite, housed in the main lodge tower. This beautifully designed bedroom opens onto a large deck overlooking the busy waterhole and you not only have an outdoor shower but a lovely deep bathtub as well.
The Honeymoon Suite is set furthest from the lodge, and drifting off to sleep here gives you the real sense of being cocooned in luxury surrounded by the sounds of the wild.
As for the main lodge, it has a plenty of cosy corners with comfortable couches and plump cushions. The large lounger-lined deck faces out across the waterhole, as does the open-sided dining area so you’ve got a good chance of looking down on springbok or warthog as you linger over your three-course lunches and four-course dinners.
The perfect way to round off your Etosha game drives, Onguma The Fort is a peaceful and luxurious retreat which, to top it all off, also makes a well-founded claim to “one of the best sunset views in Namibia”.