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 R - Northumberland
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

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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Ms A & Ms M & Miss E - Norfolk
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp - A superb experience

Again totally unique compared to all of our other experiences, a little more formal than elsewhere. The grounds were impressive and the room was more of a house than a room.

How fantastic was it, all to a completely high standard we were disappointed we only had one night we could have moved in permanently!!.

Once again, great staff and guides who provided us with everthing we could ask for, seeing both leopard and cheetah was fantastic. People did everything they could to provide us with the ultimate experience. Food was outstanding!!

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The B family from Swindon
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

My favourite camp, with first class accommodation.

Leopard tracking, leopard feeding and a cheetah release were a thrill to watch.

The rooms are half 'open' and you can feed the birds from your room.

You get to see lots of cheetahs as the plane lands.

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Family Adventure to Skeleton Coast
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Worst food of the trip, which surprised us.

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Mrs B - Edinburgh
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Loved it here. The central areas were very attractive and relaxing and the rooms - round thatched style - were lovely. The front opened up to an area with our own bird bath and food to put down for the birds - a great way to pass an hour or so, although I think the warthogs ate most of the birdfood!

We weren't quite clear exactly what we were booked to do in the FBA package and it could have been made clearer at the beginning of our stay - not a big issue but, for example, we didn't appreciate on our fist day that a night trip to the hide was included. In summary there were 4 available day activities of which we had two included and there were 2 available night time activities of which we had one (the night hide) included. Not sure if we could have picked which day time activities we wanted but we were happy with the leopard and cheetah visits and then we added hyena tracking as an extra activity.

Our guide was excellent - funny and knowledgeable. The leopard tracking was great - we saw 3 leopards over the two days. The cheetah morning not quite so good as the 5 cheetahs which are accustomed to vehicles are very old (14 and 15 years) and are sadly looking it! We did go and see a male leopard as well that morning though and it was very interesting hearing about the Africat projects.

Two of four of us went on the hyena tracking in the afternoon. We drove for miles, including up a vertical dirt track at the edge of the reserve - an exciting trip in itself! Eventually we tracked 'Pooh', one of the two radio collared hyenas, to a small area; got out the vehicle and went looking for him by foot. We did see him a few times from ground level but only fleetingly!

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