Okonjima Bush Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Bush Camp

Excellent(97%) From 122 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 122 of our travellers who have visited Okonjima Bush Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs J from Coventry
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A fitting climax to our holiday

We arrived at Okonjima just after 2 p.m., in good time to be shown around, have the various activity options explained to us, unpack our stuff in View Room #1, and get back to the main building in time to meet our guide Jonas over cake and tea.

That afternoon we tracked cheetahs, first in an open-sided 4x4, but then on foot to within 20ft of three of them, which was exciting.

Dinner is served for everyone at 7 o'clock so there is time for night activities, and on the first night we chose our own ingredients to be stir fried for us with rice and noodles, which was very tasty. On the second night everyone was sitting up at 7 prompt, but there must have been a hiccup in the kitchen because the soup was slow to arrive and cold, and the main course took even longer. The game stroganoff in filo pastry, timbale of rice, plus squash and broccoli, was too ambitious to be able to plate up and serve hot to the whole group. But that was a minor disappointment to set against the whole experience.

After dinner on day one we went, well wrapped up, on a chilly night drive for about an hour and a half, We saw the usual game, standing or lying in the bush, but also a lot of smaller mammals and porcupine that are rarely seen by day.

It was a chilly start next morning too, when we set out with Jonas before sunrise to radio-track leopard. The windproof lined jackets we were given kept us warm but also provided essential protection from the thorns and branches as we crashed through the undergrowth. The radio signal had indicated where the leopard was, but the only way to get to it was by some serious off-road driving through the bush. When the mother was found we could see she had just made a kill of a baby warthog and Jonas knew that she would soon leave the kill to go and fetch her 4-month old cub so it could have its share. Tracking the mother back and forth, Jonas's skill and persistence paid off and we were treated to the sight of mother and cub making their way back to the kill. That was a real highlight, not just of Okonjima, but of our whole trip.

That afternoon was to be our last in Namibia (on this trip at least) so we spent a leisurely couple of hours walking one of the self-guided trails. As the sun went down we gazed through the panoramic window of our room as the oryx gingerly approached the water hole, the wart hogs knelt to graze, and the guinea fowl strutted back and forth. Wonderful !

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Mr S from West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 3-May-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okunjima Bush Camp was very patatial

Okonjima had been sold to us as a great place to overnight on the way to the airport. It turned out that it would have been worthy of a longer stay. Perhaps another time. Although some distance from the airport it was an ideal place to stay to catch a mid / late afternoon flight.

We were booked on a half board basis and, therefore, had to pay for activities which seemed rather expensive and I wonder if a different 'package' would have given better value.

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Expert Africa comments

Expert Africa can book Okonjima on either half board or to include all meals and activities. As these travellers were leaving fairly early in the morning to drive back to Windhoek, they would not have had time to take part in a morning activity. Had they been booked on full board and activities they would have paid for an activity in advance that they would not have used, so to save unnecessary expenditure they were booked on a half board basis.

Mr & Mrs K - Germany
Arrived on: 13-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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great leopad and cheetah views

good place to track the animals with their radio collars. the lodge does a great contribution to preserve wild cats.

very nice rooms, pool and main building.

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Mr & Mrs B from London
Arrived on: 21-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful for getting close to big cats

This was a different experience from the rest of our trip as the big cats here are mainly collared and so can be radio-tracked. This did not in any way detract from the wonderful experience of getting VERY close to both a leopard and a cheetah.

Our guide Rohan was one of the best we have ever had anywhere !! He was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and seemed to be as excited about seeing the animals as we were! We went with another guide, Gideon, to see the information centre of the Africat Foundation which runs Okonjima, and he gave us an extremely informative tour of the facilities.

The Bush Camp is a really comfortable, well appointed and well run camp, and with the superb guides here, we felt this was an excellent experience and a wonderful way to finish our wonderful holiday !

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Mr & Mrs E - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 23-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A very good lodge

We were very fortunate as we think we were upgraded to their bush suite, because of a big party staying at the main lodge, which was fantastic.

The bush suite was a 3 minute drive from the main lodge and the other chalets. We enjoyed some very interesting guided drives to see leopold and cheetah. An excellent stay.

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Mr & Mrs L - Staffordshire
Arrived on: 9-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Think we were upgraded here as we seemed to be the only ones in a very large one-off villa in main camp. Room and bathroom were stunning but very hot. Lovely food and friendly staff.

Excellent guides who were very knowledgable and helpful.

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Dr R & Mrs. C - France
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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We Were Upgraded to the Villa!

Although we loved Bush Camp on our previous visit, we had an even more amazing time in the Villa. On our final night, we had the whole place to ourselves. The facilities are incredible.

Beautiful suite with every luxury and wonderful views of the bush from our bed. Drinks and laundry were inclusive and the meals, cooked for us by the chef at the Villa, were delicious. Clive was an excellent guide and we had some really great sightings of leopards, cheetahs and much more besides.

We definitely plan to visit Okonjima again.

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Mr & Mrs S - Worcester Park
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

an excellent place to stay with great activities, I would recommend a three night stay.

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Mr M & Mrs K - Hampshire
Arrived on: 6-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

An excellent place to spend time on the way back to Windhoek. Very professionally run.

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Mr & Mrs F - Kent
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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UPGRADED - Fantastic time at the Villa!

We were at Okonjima for my husbands' 60th birthday and we had a fantastic time. We were upgraded to the Villa as there had been problems at one of the other camps.

The staff were wonderful and made our stay there superb.

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