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 from Huntingdon
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Sadly no rehabilitating Cheetahs were present during our stay but this was made up for by wonderful sightings of a leopard and a cub.

The night hide was well worth the trip especially the views of the porcupines.

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Mr J & Mrs P and Mr C & Mrs R - Wembley
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Don't miss it

Wonderful stay. The location was great and we saw loads of cats and hyena. All the staff worked hard to make our stay as enjoyable as possible, even arranging for us to see a cheetah having its teeth cleaned.

I think we were in the honeymoon suite! - a lovely room with a deck, an indoor seating area, an enormous bed, a bath, an indoor shower and an outdoor shower

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Mrs & Dr S - Essex
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Okonjima was almost an afterthought, splitting the drive from Etosha to Windhoek, but it turned out to be a lot more than that. This camp is very used to catering for high-end travellers - the rooms are very well designed, have power (and hairdryers! As one guide quoted, every day on safari is a bad hair day but this was an exception), we had the best food on our trip and some interesting activities with top-class guides. One just has to get past the fact that the big-cats here are habituated to humans - or in the case of some cheetah positively tame. While the leopard live and hunt in the reserve they are (mostly) collared and finding them during the day (we were very fortunate to have a long siting of one after a kill), while not guaranteed, is obviously more likely. Tracking the hyena on foot was less successful but at least gave us some exercise and visiting the wild dogs was rather like going to the zoo. Each person will have their own take on these experiences. The Africat Foundation is always to the fore and thinking that one is contributing to such a worthwhile cause in everything one does here is a feel-good factor.

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Mr & Mrs W - California
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Okonjima was my favorite place that we stayed. The accomodations were absolutely lovely and it was wonderful to have so many birds right out our window. There was also a large supply of birdfood so we could be sure that the birds kept coming. The big cats were also beyond belief. We saw leopards fighting over a kill the first night and that was just the start.

During our two full days there, we successfully tracked a hyena on foot and saw numerous leopards and cheetahs (including one cheetah that accomodated us by posing for a photo on top of a termite mound). Really an amazing place!

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D & S on Honeymoon from London
Arrived on: 6-Mar-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

The activites we did here were brilliant.

Our guide managed to track down a leopard for us and we saw lots of cheetahs, and also a porcupine at the night hide.

Food and service was good and the room was extremely well appointed, although because we were in the honeymoon suite rather than the thatched rooms it was possibly lacking in some charm and character.

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Mr & Mrs B - Kent
Arrived on: 28-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Bush camp facilities were absolutely first class . Our activities were somewhat twarted by the heavy rain both evening and morning, so both the game drives were curtailed . That is the problem going in the rainy season !

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Mr. & Mrs W-J - Nottingham
Arrived on: 2-Jan-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Much improved Okonjima

Since our last visit two and a half years ago Bush Camp has become much more friendly and informal, though no less professional. We think it's a great improvement.

Rooms and food remain excellent, drinks prices are much more reasonable. Staff were all friendly and helpful. and seemed far more relaxed and comfortable in their roles than previously. We spent an excellent afternoon tracking two leopards and were very impressed by the improvements at Africat the next morning. It was wonderful to see the wild dogs looking so healthy - they are HUGE - much bigger than those we've seen in the wild - they'll surely love their new large enclosure - not sure the antelopes will be so keen !

We were sad to discover that they no longer offer cheetah-tracking on foot, and even sadder to discover that Athena (the cheetah we'd seen previously) had been killed by TJ the leopard. Although we mentioned on arrival that we'd like to go cheetah-tracking again, it wasn't until our second day that they told us this was no longer an option - point for improvement.

Johann and Richard were excellent guides - many thanks to Richard and the guys behind the scenes for assistance with our flat tyre!

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Mr & Mrs N from Sweden
Arrived on: 24-Dec-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Very nice guide, we saw leopard, which we know is not easy.

Terrific location and room, although one bed is always too narrow for us who are tall. Interesting to learn about the Africat foundation┬┤s work

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Dr R & Mrs. C - France
Arrived on: 9-Dec-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The highlight of our trip

We were so happy here and are already talking about returning. Wonderful accommodation, setting, service and food.

We had a brilliant guide, Richard, who showed us cheetahs the first evening and persevered for a very long time on the second one until he finally found 2 leopards for us to watch. This was unforgettable. His enthusiasm for the work of the Africat foundation was lovely to see and he was clearly very committed to his work.

The staff generally were very friendly and couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable. We greatly enjoyed watching the birds through the huge window in our chalet. It was all marvellous.

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Mrs M - Helensborough
Arrived on: 5-Dec-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luxury in the bush

One cannot find enough superlatives to describe this experience

Some millionaires may find something wrong but, to we mere mortals, this was a fantastic place. Full marks go to everbody involved in this resort. Whatever you said to any member of staff, the answer was always the same "No problem".

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