Okonjima Bush Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Bush Camp

Excellent(97%) From 120 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 120 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 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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Mrs. B and friend from Bodmin
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

This was a very interesting experience and very educational. The camp itself was once again a five star experience apart from the food. The setting is beautiful and the staff were excellent.

Only having one night to enjoy it all was not enough.

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Mr & Mrs L from Berkshire
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A grand finish to our trip

The accommodation was superb. We enjoyed having the open side to the chalet to watch the game and the birds pass by.

The resturant and bar/lounge area were very relaxing. The activities were very well organised and we had the same guide, Richard who was very enthusiastic, all the time.

We were glad we had the opportunity to stay for 3 nights.

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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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