Okonjima Bush Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Bush Camp

Excellent(96%) From 117 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 117 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 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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Mr G & Ms T - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Outstanding experience!

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Dr G & Mrs Y - Walton on Thames
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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More exclusive than Main Camp

Same luxury as Main Camp but more secluded.

The night hide is more reliable than Main Camp for porcupines and honey badgers.

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Ms A - Cambridgeshire
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Top Accommodation

The chalet was fabulous. Just perfect - extremely well planned, every amenity you could wish for. Having one side built of canvas, which can be rolled up, is a wonderul innovation. Beautifully sited, you really felt as though you had your own private home in the bush. A highlight was for me was being able to feed the birds. It was really difficult to tear myself away from the chalet to go on the activities! I could have spent the whole day there relaxing and just enjoying the antics of the birds and warthogs.

I enjoyed the activities and being able to get a closer view of usually very elusive animals such as leopards and wild dogs. Obviously it's not the same as tracking totally wild animals, but this was as I expected. As an added bonus, on the drive back to camp one evening we also saw a wild leopard. He crossed the road right in front of our vehicle and much to our delight, hung around for a minute or two, giving an exceptional sighting.

Tiena the receptionist/host was very helpful and really co-ordinated everything extremely well. Thanks to Tiena, throughout the two days everything was very well organised.

It is the perfect place at which to end a stay in Namibia. My only regret is not staying for 3 nights.

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Mr & Mrs R from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great stay but too short!

We booked a night at Okonjima Bush Camp on our way back from Etosha to Windhoek - and with hindsight wished we'd had 2 nights.

The accommodation is extremely comfortable and had constant entertainment from a succession of guinea fowl, warthogs and birds outside our room. The rooms are widely spaced (no noise from human neighbours) but the walk to and from the central area is very sandy and unpleasant in any form of open shoes/sandals. Meals, taken communally, were excellent.

Clearly with the animals being tagged and tracked electronically, there is a very good chance of sightings - although these are not guaranteed as the dense scrub can prevent animals being seen (about 1 in 5 leopard trackings are unsuccessful). However our Sundown drive very quickly found one of the 6 leopards in the 500 hectare reserve. In the morning, we went on the Cheetah drive, finding a group of 4 of the 9 cheetahs in the 16000 hectare reserve feeding on donkey they had killed. Okonjima are in process of removing the fences to combine these reserves to allow a greater cheetah population. In between these drives, we went to the night hide to watch porcupines and honey badgers feeding.

Once you accept that Okonjima is a rehabilitation centre and that the animals are tagged and at least partly habituated, this is a very comfortable and relatively easy way to see some rare animals. After a hectic 20 hours there, we wished that we had booked a second night.

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Mr C & Mrs M - Cheshire
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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This camp has everything.

Fantastic in all respects. We wished we had had 2 or even 3 nights here because it is so good and there is so much to do,
The View rooms (which we had) are much better than the garden rooms

The guides are amongst some of the very best.

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