Okonjima Plains Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Plains Camp

Excellent(95%) From 162 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 162 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 W - fourth visit to Namibia
Arrived on: 5-Jun-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Upgraded to Bush Camp Chalet

On arrival we discovered we had been upgraded to the Bush Camp. Best accomadation of the trip. With lots of attention to detail. Wonderful all round views from our Chalet. Game Drives excellent, saw both Leopard and Cheetah and many other game animals including an Ardvark. Magnificent sundowner spot.

Main Bush Camp complex was exceptionally well laid out and very relaxing. Sydney one of the game guides was very good.

The staff also presented me with a card, photograph, and a huge Birthday cake, which we shared with the other guests and staff as there was so much of it. I was very touched. We would loved to have stayed for longer.

A lovely place.

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Mr & Mrs H - Surrey
Arrived on: 23-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

We were upgraded to a beautiful View Room from a Garden Room.

We expected this to be one of the highlights of our trip but it wasn't... possibly because my scorpion bite/sting was causing me problems at this stage but also the game drives and food were not up to the standard we were expecting.

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Ms. F - Essex
Arrived on: 22-May-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

It was a shame to spend only one night here as there is so much to do.

We went on a leopard drive, a night watch from a hide where we saw porcupines, and a cheetah drive where we saw the rehab area. Very good staff obviously committed to the wildlife and excellent accomodation.

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Ms G from Luxembourg
Arrived on: 21-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Okonjima Bush Camp

We were upgraded to Okonjima Bush Camp [Ed: from Main Camp] on the arrival - thank you, whoever took this decision ;-)

It's a great place with fantastic activities - we saw cheetahs and leopards - including a leopard hunting a warthog, which was a great spectacle! A nice bonus was 18 giraffes by the waterholes. Our guide Dean was great, we enjoyed every minute of our drives. He had a vast knowledge and an excellent sense of humour ;) The trails for self-guided walks were also a nice idea.

The room was very big and nicely furnished, the only problem was a lack of hot water on the second day. The bird seeds and the little waterbowl are a wonderful idea - we saw plenty of birds from really close and we also had a visit from a hungry warthog who fancied the bird seeds, too. OUR food was very tasty as well. :)

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Expert Africa comments

We're very pleased to have a great relationship with the team at Okonjima - who kindly upgraded these travellers to the Bush Camp.

Mr L & Mr L - Kent
Arrived on: 19-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
Average
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Okonjima Main Camp review

Actually ended up in the Bush Camp rather than the Main Camp. We still enjoyed it though. The welcome was fine. The rooms seemed a little tired, but they had everything we needed. Very much enjoyed feeding the birds and Warthogs with the bird seed provided. Service was good, and so was the food.

Guiding was very good, and all the activities were interesting and a lot of fun. The guides were friendly and mixed well with the guests.

It was a different experience again, which we knew before we went, but was justified in what we learned and what we saw. Leopards, Cheetah and Porcupine were all seen here.

A few more people were here at the same time, and it was enjoyable from a social aspect too.

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Mr I & Mrs A - France
Arrived on: 1-May-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Okonjima Main Camp review

We were upgraded to the Bush Camp with our own little chalet and this was true luxury. There was a little bird bath under the trees outside the chalet and bird seed to feed them with. At one point we sat and watched a waterhog, guinea fowl and an African Hornbill all munching away on the seeds right outside our room.

The main lodge is beautiful and the staff as good as any top hotel in the world. The food was first class.

The activities were superb and our guide Jacques was exceptional. Passionate, knowledgeable and determined to make sure we got to see the leopards and cheetahs no matter how difficult this was. We were very lucky to be at the camp when the yearly Vet checks were taking place and we were allowed to watch a cheetah having it's health check. It was fascinating to learn all about the Africat foundation. It was very exciting and a perfect end to a perfect holiday.

The cost of the leopard trip was 415 Namibian dollars which was fantastic value for money. We were out for hours, and saw much more than leopards. Jacques told us about all the game in the different areas of the reserve as well as the story of how it all started.

Excellent.

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E & D from New Mexico
Arrived on: 1-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Service:
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Upgraded to Bush Camp

We were happily surprized to find that we had been upgraded to the Bush camp due to a large group being booked in at the Main camp. After staying at the Bush Camp we appreciated why the cost is higher but felt it would have been well-worth it.

The guides Albert and Jacques were dedicated to finding us a leopard, we saw three hyenas rolling in a waterhole, photographed a sleepy Spotted Eagle Owl quite close by, and really enjoyed getting to know the other guests at dinner.

Best of all was a stop in at the Africat clinic where annual health checks for the cheetah were being given and we learned more about the lives of this threatened species and all that Africat is doing to protect and promte them.

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Mr and Mrs A - Norfolk
Arrived on: 6-Dec-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Okonjima Main Camp review

Great overall experience with excellent staff and expert guides the level of service was exceptional and would highly recommend this as a must see place to visit

The sighting of a leopard and her cub were a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you to everyone concerned.

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Mr and Mrs M - Kent
Arrived on: 30-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

really high standard throughout.nothing else to add

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Mr G & Mrs S - Wincanton
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

The highlight of the trip and we didn't even know we wanted to go there! A level above everywhere else - service, food, guides, animals, location, ambience. We were in one of the new view cabins and they were great. The interior design features of this place were amazing.

We were thrilled when we saw a leopard coming out of the bush towards us; we had close up views of the cheetahs which we hadn't anticipated and saw a bigger range of wildlife overall. Great guide. It is worth doing a 'night drive' just to see the spring hares

Staff here set the standard for professionalism. Would definitely try to stay here again if we ever return to Namibia!

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