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Onguma Game Reserve is situated on the eastern side of the Etosha National Park in Namibia and and covers more than 20 000 hectares of protected land. It has over thirty different animal species, including three of the Big Five. Rough stone walls, earthy colour washes, the huge Fort Tower and an open frontage with a massive sweep of wooden deck provide an unforgettable vista toward Etosha and Fisher’s Pan. Scattered seating spaces along the deck offer views of the waterhole and spectacular sunsets. The Fort rises kasbah-like above the plain that stretches out
Towards the flat expanses of Fischer’s Pan. At night, as the reflections of hundreds of lamps glimmer in the courtyard pool, the Moroccan and Indian architectural influences combine with the stunning antique windows and doors to create an ambience reminiscent of the Arabian Nights.
The Fort offers twelve Bush Suites, all situated adjacent to the Main Fort. Each suite is completely private, and equipped with a four-poster bed, private deck, and en-suite bathroom with both an inside and outside shower area. The Honeymoon Suite offers all the features of the Bush Suites, as well as a romantic outdoor bath. The Sultan Suite, located at the top of the Main Tower, offers a large, beautifully designed bedroom and bathroom, as well as a well-equipped private lounge and viewing deck. All rooms feature fireplaces for the cooler days and air-conditioning for the hot summer months.
The Reserve boasts over thirty different animal species, including lion, giraffe, zebra, plains game, leopard, hyena and the endangered Black Rhino. Plains game roams freely on the Reserve and predators are common residents of the area. Lions are frequently seen and often heard. There is a healthy black rhino population and frequent sightings of leopard and hyenas.
There are over 300 bird species at Onguma, including herons, storks, vultures and eagles. The Reserve boasts the biggest breeding colony of white-backed vultures in Namibia. During the summer months Onguma becomes a bird-watchers’ paradise, with thousands of species migrating to wetlands created by the seasonal rains. Onguma offers guests the opportunity to learn more about the elusive Black Rhino. A Rhino Research Drive on Onguma is a rare opportunity to find out more about these endangered creatures. Due to the dense terrain, black rhino sightings are not guaranteed, but searching and tracking them is a wonderful experience.
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more. Wevisited the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Victoria Falls and a number of national parks in both countries.
Rhino tracking was a real adventure! We had tremendous further game drives and saw very many animals - we did the Big Five. We had much more activities than planned and enjoyed very much.We strongly recommend Falcon Safaris to everyone planning a trip to Southern Africa and East Africa.
Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing.Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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