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Onguma Etosha Aoba Lodge

Etosha, Namibia

Onguma Etosha Aoba Lodge is set within the 34,000 hectare Onguma Game Reserve on the eastern side of Etosha National Park. There are just eleven rooms along the dry "Omuramba Owambo" riverbed and it's a great base to explore this big game wilderness.

At a Glance

  • AOBA is a word from the San languages which means: "when the sun goes down"

  • Explore the beautiful 34,000 hectares of Onguma Game Reserve

  • Eleven newly renovated bungalows set along a dry river bed

  • A great swimming pool for cooling off after a morning bush walk

  • A game drive to Etosha National Park

Adventure, Off the beaten track, Wildlife

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Description

Etosha Aoba Lodge sits on the private Namibian wilderness of Onguma Reserve, home to a wealth of wildlife and great diversity of species. Owners and managers Georg and Uli Zimmermann fell in love with the magnificent sunset over Fischers Pan in 1993 and today are hands on in the day to day management of the lodge and the wider Onguma Reserve.

The 34,000 hectare Onguma Reserve is home to varied plains game as well as the critically endangered rhino and all three of the celebrated big cats: lion, leopard and cheetah. Guests at Etosha Aoba can enjoy game walks and drives on the Onguma Reserve and more widely across the Etosha ecozystem.

There has recently been a complete renovation of Aoba and the lodge now consists of eleven rooms running along a dry river-bed. Each of the bungalows has a private deck area, all rooms are en-suite, have bush bars, a/c and tea and coffee facilities. In the winter heaters are provided in each room.

At the main areas of the lodge there's a swimming pool and bar, a lounge and dining deck overlook the waterhole and WiFi is available. Meals are often served under the stars in the evening and accompanied by a selection from the wine cellar.

Location & Directions

Etosha, Namibia

When to go

The best time to visit Etosha is from April to September as the temperature is tolerably cool, especially at night. From May to September the increasingly thirsty animals gather at waterholes, making it the best time to go to Etosha for game viewing. Summer is best time to travel to Etosha for bird watching as migratory birds (both intra-African and Palaearctic) flock into the park's many habitats after the summer rains.

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