May 17, 2022
Onguma Camp Kala – New Lodge To Open in Etosha, Namibia
November 2022 will see a new high-end lodge opening on the eastern border of the famous Etosha National Park called Onguma Camp Kala. With its conical, mud-plastered central tower resembling a termite mound and the whole camp elevated on wooden stilts – it is set to raise the benchmark to a whole new level.
The thatched camp will offer front row seats to all the wildlife action at the floodlit waterhole below – with numerous vantage points to take it all in – be it the comfortable lounge, the intimate cocktail bar or the beautiful deck – shaded by day and warmed by a fire pit at night.
The dining area has an interactive “show” kitchen and an all-day pantry to ensure everyone feels right at home. Guests can while away the hours in absolute comfort in the water-level photographic hide. There is a fully equipped gym and spa treatment room with a quiet yoga deck to enjoy between game drives and bush walks.
“Onguma Camp Kala‘s design has been inspired by the termite mounds so prolific in this part of Namibia as well as the textures and tones of Etosha Pan to ensure an authentic sense of place. We have brought in some of the best architects and interior designers to ensure the new camp is truly exceptional, has a light footprint on the earth and celebrates our incredible location” says Onguma Managing Partner Fritz Vorster.
Onguma Camp Kala was designed by Nicholas Plewman Architects whose portfolio includes some of Africa’s most iconic lodges. True to its vision of ecological responsibility, Camp Kala will blend seamlessly into its landscape and incorporate sustainable resources wherever possible. Interiors will be by Fox Browne Creative, renowned for their work for the likes of African Bush Camps and &Beyond.
It doesn’t get much more exclusive than this. Camp Kala comprises just four guest Suites, linked by raised walkways. Spacious and private, the open-plan Guest Suites have sumptuous twin or king-sized beds with a state-of-the-art air-cooling system. The comfortable seating area is equipped with a fully stocked personal bar. A hand-stitched curtain separates the beautiful bathroom with bespoke double vanities, full-size bathtubs, and generous shower from the bed areas. Each Suite has its own deck with an outdoor shower, wood-fired hot tub (burning invasive tree species), loungers and a seating area with a fire pit. A walkway leads to a private, shaded sala with a king-size outdoor day bed.
A rendering of one of the four Guest Suites at the new Onguma Camp Kala, set to open in Namibia in November 2022
Rates will start from N$13,000-00 (about £660) per person sharing per night on an All-Inclusive basis. No under 12’s are allowed unless the whole camp is booked for exclusive use. When booked for exclusive use the camp can accommodate up to 12 guests. Guests can fly in directly to Onguma’s private airfield. Access is also great by road and Onguma is an easy, five-and-a-half-hour self-drive from Windhoek.
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