Okonjima Plains Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Plains Camp

Excellent(95%) From 174 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 174 of our travellers who have visited Okonjima Plains Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs J - West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

Rooms well appointed with stunning views, lovely evening meal in the barn, with excellent food.

Leopard drive fully recommended and not to be missed, Previous was a great guide who gave an excellent game drive and went out of his way to show us as much as possible. The vegetarian options were very good. Highly recommend this camp.

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Mrs C and Mr R from Bristol
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

This was a great place to finish our holiday. A fantastic room with a fantastic view. Food great. Staff great. Did the night drive, the Africat visit and cheetah tracking and enjoyed them all. The new lounge/eating area behind reception was very impressive.

The information in the rooms referred to a night hide but when we asked about this it wasn't available at the Plains camp. I'm not clear if it was at the other camp, but it is something we would have enjoyed using, particularly as we were a bit unlucky on the night drive and didn't see too much.

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The E family - Bath
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp

Very welcoming. New rooms and dining room very smart. Excellent excursions with very committed staff. Thoroughly recommended.

Be sure to take warm layers for early morning drives.

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Family G - northern Namibia trip
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima is beautful but lacking character

Although the rooms are stunning and the view from the bedroom window amazing, the overall feel of the camp is slightly cold and characterless. The staff are not very helpful and seem disinterested. It has a factory like feel to it.

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Ms & Miss S - Vancouver
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A different experience

This was a large operation and didn't feel as personal as the other places. Beautiful facility. Very nice and hardworking guide. I was surprised how hard it was to find cheetahs and the next day how hard to find leopards. In the literature it makes it sound like they're everywhere.

We had a problem getting into the property as the gate wouldn't open. We sat in the very hot sun with cars lining up behind us and with not much information from the people we called. Eventually they did come and open the gate and we did have a good time there. But probably liked it the least of all the other places we stayed. But it was still very nice. We did finally see cheetah cubs and the next day my daughter finally saw a leopard

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Mr K & Mrs N - kayaking in Namibia
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

Very pleasant place to stay for our first night. New camp, just opened with immaculate rooms.

Meals and bar served in the very impressive glass-fronted Barn, which over looks the plains and a small waterhole. Comfortable 3 hour drive from Windhoek airport.

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Mr & Mrs D - Bristol
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Africat and the honeymoon suite

When we arrived at the first entrance gate we were told we had been upgraded to Bush Camp from Garden Suite. When we finally reached the Bush Camp (27 km later) the welcome was very warm and friendly and we found we had been further upgraded to the Honeymoon Suite. Unfortunately there was no heating in the suite which was a grave disadvantage as the temperature plummeted after our arrival and the hot water bottles provided were an essential item.
Food was taken around dining tables which seated 6-8 and was well presented and served, with a good variety.
The game drive on the first day was a disappointment. The tracking equipment did not seem to be working very well. We did manage to get a glimpse of one leopard (which strangely did not have a collar!) On the second day we looked for Cheetah and found two very placid looking ones which had not long since been released into the hunting area. A special treat was the Porcupine watching after dinner from a specially constructed hide.

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Mr & Mrs V - Coleraine
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great experience

We were lucky to get a room with a waterhole view. Excellent bird life in the garden, good reception area and very friendly and helpful staff.

Rooms were clean but functional.

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Taylor family holiday - a month in Namibia
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

Do not miss!
We stayed at the bush camp which was a wonderful place. Our only regret was that we didn't stay here longer! The rooms were amazing with a large vista window looking out on the bush. Very clean and comfortable accomodation. The chalets were spaced out which was nice so everyone had their own parking area and it was quiet.

The quality of the guides was fantastic, especially Richard and Previus (Hope i've spelt it correctly) who were like a very informative comedy double act. We saw several cheetahs close up and other game one memorable evening. Sadly we didn't see a leopard but it was not for the want of trying. Two of the best guides I have ever encountered, friendly, fun and knowledgeable, and they made every effort to get you close to the wildlife. The food was also lovely and plentiful.

The home of the Africat foundation, I can highly recommend this as a place to stay.

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Mr D & Ms E - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 31-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful stay at Okonjima

Our two night stay at Okonjima was the highlight of our trip.

Wonderful food and service, beautiful room and the game drives to seek out cheetahs and leopards was great fun.

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