Okonjima Bush Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Bush Camp

Excellent(97%) From 115 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 115 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 N - Billericay
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

This was an excellent lodge, staff were freindly & informative,lots to see & do.

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Mrs. F and Family - Horsley
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Relaxed Friendly Bush Camp

The staff were very friendly and welcoming and encouraged everyone to mix.

Meals were social occaisions enabling guests to chat about what each party had seen, and other places they'd been. Early breakfast was tea and muffin, followed by a game drive, followed by a large brunch of eggs and bacon which we could eat leisurely as the next activity wasn't until 4. This meant we could relax and swim etc. After the evening meal we went to the night hide to see porcupine, the only place we saw them up close on our trip. The guide then dropped us off outside our hut.

The huts were all very private, with a view of birds at our own individual bird bath, and warthogs walking by. Extremely comfortable, and the fans worked well to relieve the mid day heat.
Food was excellent.

Pool was small, but good for cooling us down in the mid day heat.
Our guide, Richard, was a local and as well as telling us all about the animals and birds, he gave us a good insight into life in Namibia, and what it was like to grow up there. He also gave us some exciting drives in the Landcuiser, better than a roller coaster ride!
The only downside of Okonjima is that the animals are kept in compounds, albeit large ones. This will improve though as they are fencing off an even bigger area.

We arrived straight from the airport in Windhoek, and it was wonderful to be on a game drive the same day we arrived in Namibia.

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Mr. & Mrs. F - Co. Cork, Ireland
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Leopard paradise

Very well run camp, everything went as smooth as clockwork.

Staff very helpful. Lots of activites, almost certain to see Leopards and Cheetah's. Would recommend taking the night trip to see the porcupines and African wild cat.

If you have any energy left after the organised activies there are several walking trails close by.

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Ms D & Mr C from Stockport
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Excellent experience.
Dean our guide was just fantastic! Felt very safe with him and he was fun and oh so knowledgable.
Did not really enjoy the communal dining aspect.
Again place was fabulous but no management presence, no feeling that someone owned it and cared for it, just got the feeling that all the staff, who were absolutely lovely, worked there on shifts.
Room was very nice but nothing near as good as the brochure! Shower area a bit out dated now. Considering the brochure I was really excited about this place and as great and lovely as it was it certainly did not match up to the brochure and in terms of accomodation was one of the poorer places but you would not think so from the brochure!
Great experience on the whole because of the cats though.
Thanks to Tracey for booking us for 2 nights so we drove straight to airport on last day, it would have been a shame to have only been there one night and missed out on the activities.
Great activities.
Good food.
Shame that again they are restricitvie in saying you only have 1 drink at sundowner, I only ever had 1 all trip but it just makes it seem so stingy when you are paying so much for your holiday.

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Mr S & Ms J from Cymau, Wales
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

This lived up to our expectations, and was a great way to end our holiday in Namibia.

The chalets were great (including integral bird feeding station!) and the food was superb.

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Mr T & Ms J - Kincardineshire, Scotland
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

How many more wows can you have on a holiday! Entering the main reception area was breathtaking. Lovely welcome with iced tea and our program of activities carefully explained.

We were given the new honeymoon suite rather than the bush room and it was amazing. We arrived mid day so were able to have a lovely light lunch and some rest time before the tea and muffins at 4.00pm followed by our game drive to find leopards. Dinner was followed by time at the night hide with the porcupines and then bed. Early start for tea and fresh muffins before cheetah game drive. Dean ,our guide ,was great and showed us so many birds and explained how Africat ran.

We had time for a filling brunch before leaving for the airport.

We had only one night here and my only criticism would be that you had little time to just enjoy being in this beautiful place . Try to have at least two nights.

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Mr & Mrs G - London
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

At last, leopards & cheetah! Not exactly wild, but great to see them, and good to stay in a place where the people are clearly passionate about what they do.

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Honeymooners from Aberdeen
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

This camp looked lovely but it was a shame that we didn't really have time to enjoy it. It was the last night of the holiday and we had to leave early for the airport. The activity to see the leopads was well worth it, although it mean't less time in the room.

We would suggest at least two nights here to get the full experience.

Speeding down the windy gravel road to make the activity was one of the most exciting and memorable drives of the holiday!

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The Pririt Batis from Kent
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Again, very friendly and helpful staff, both on arrival and throughout our visit.

We stayed in a stone-built building, not one of the chalets shown on the website. Our "chalet" had excellent facilities, but it heated up quickly in the sun and housekeeping staff seemed to feel a need to close all the windows, so each time we returned to the "chalet" we weere met with oven-like heat.

The food was more than acceptable, but dinner menus were a little pretentious and both dinners we had were unsatisfying (for instance, small portions of vegetables that were little more than decorative; too-fancy deserts (such as mille feuille that had gone soggy); we preferred the more straightforward food offered at our earlier stops.

We enjoyed all three game drives - one to look for cheetah, one for hyena, one for leopard, and our guide was excellent. Neither the website nor any other information available to us had really told us what these activities were. It would have been helpful to have had more information before booking - we knew that we would be offerd something to do with cheetahs, and a chance to look for leopard, but we had no indication that each of these would be in the context of a (very helpful and interesting) wider look at game in the area; and we did not know that the cheetah event would in fact be a visit to several different compounds giving us an enjoyable chance to see a number of animals in different situations.

We certainly enjoyed our visit to Okonjima, but it was much the most expensive of our visits.

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Mr. D - Elegy
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Rooms lovely, food good. They are pushing it a little to entertain guests for the two days. Little contrived with Leopards and Cheetahs having radio collars so whilst they make it that they are hard to find, it is not as hard as they make out. Also less exciting for us as we had seen a leopard in Etosha.

Guides, good with sound knowledge.

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