Okonjima Bush Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Bush Camp

Excellent(97%) From 121 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 121 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 R - Hereford
Arrived on: 17-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lovely to be back.

On arrival we found we were not booked for a garden room as requested, fortunately this was rectified.

As returning guests we were made very welcome.

Both Leopard and Cheetah tracking was excellent. I was privileged to be lent an ATV to track their four wild dogs, a rare and unforgettable experience. I also had the opportunity to talk to Tristan about my interest in Cheetahs which has already given me some new avenues to explore.

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Mr & Mrs M from Portugal
Arrived on: 19-Jan-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Excellent Game drives and information on the rehabitation, a very good cause.

The hospitality staff seemed pre -occupied in the communial areas had little time for guests.

Loved the venue.

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Mr M & Mrs J - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 28-Dec-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Final Days with Cheetah

What a fantastic place to end our trip.

Although the cats are semi-captive and radio tracked it was still a thrill to see them so close. Leopard, Cheetah and our favourite , Wild Dog. Not sure if everyone gets the chance to see the dogs, we were fortunate to be able to ask the Africat staff. They are hand raised and although can never be released fully wild, they do hunt for themselves. Howeve because they are used to humans we could get off the vehicle and walk closer to them - amazing.

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Mr S & Ms H - Surrey
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

We were somewhat apprehensive about staying here in advance of our trip, having had mixed feedback from friends and fearing it might be too commercialised.

In fact, we liked it very much - well run, delightful accommodation, very enjoyable game drives and a thoroughly professional and friendly staff.

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Mr & Mrs R - Northumberland
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A wonderful experience.

Staff were knowledgeable and helpful. Although this was relatively expensive there were no hidden extras and it was good value with the included activities. We were glad we started our trip here because it set the standard for game viewing.

Catering was excellent and there was a good atmosphere when sharing the table with other guests at dinner.

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Mr C & Mrs A - Nottingham
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Superb experience

Food was outstanding. The dining area was superb, 3 safaris a day which were all excellent except for the night safari for which we paid extra and felt the guide really did not want to do it.

The safaris were a bit false because of what the camp is all about. The walking safari was really superb with good guide.

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Mrs J with two daughters - London
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Four hungry cheetahs

This was a wonderful experience.

Our guide Paul was both knowledgeable and funny. The first night we found the leopard and on the next morning 4 hungry cheetahs feeding on an eland. It was a lovely touch having the birdseed to throw outside the cabin and the other stars were the warthogs - who needs a lawnmower?

My only criticism is that I would like to have learnt more about the work of Africat and seen more of their facilities. Several other people we talked with felt the same way.

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Dr S - Loughborough
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hyenas and Bushman trail

The hyena drive was different from the cheetah and leopard drives because part of it was conducted on foot, right up to the moment when we stood just a few feet away from one of the male hyenas - fantastic.

As ever, the Bushman trail was very informative and another chance to walk through the bush albeit close to the camp.

Excellent bird-feeding facilities too right outside the view rooms, but watch out for the warthogs that come and eat the lot!

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Mr M & Mr C - Switzerland
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ms B & Mr W - Switzerland
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Rooms were very secluded from one another. Rooms were comfortable. Only one night spent in this camp so would have enjoyed another afternoon luonging just outside the room in a small natural terrace area.. Dinner was very hearty with an extensive wine list and group dining. Fireplace and common area was very inviting after dinner. A great curio selection behind the "front desk"

Our guide (Paul) was very knowledgable and helpful. We saw both leopard (collared and radio tracked) and cheetah--confined to a small fenced in area for the reserve.

While I appreciated seeing the cats--cheetah especially--this was a very differednt feel to the other camps....almost zoo-like at some level. I liked the visit very much, but would not be compelled to re-visit.

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