Okonjima Plains Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Plains Camp

Excellent(95%) From 175 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 175 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.
The Dune larks from Sheffield
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

If there is only one reason to go to Namibia this should be it. On arrival we were upgraded to the Bush Camp which was wonderful! Lodge amazing, staff fantastic from the minute of arrival at the door to the minute of departure.

Customer service was pitched perfectly - not over done but attentive when required.

The guides were brilliant - we had Marius and Dean - whose knowledge of the animals and their environment together with their great sense of humour just added to the greatness of the place. Don't miss it.

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Mr & Mrs Hyena - West Midlands
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A brilliant cat experience

The Main Camp at Okonjima is well situated and offers plenty of "must do" activities.

We went Cheetah tracking on foot. Leopard tracking by vehicle.

Every day was a new experience

We are slightly concerned that by adding more accomodation Okonjima is going to become less friendly which would be a great pity.

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The Hornbills from Ffestiniog - Wales
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

Okinjima is a highly sophisticated, professional and well tuned operation. The welcome was very warm, but as we arrived at 3pm, it was a rush to take advantage of the afternoon activity- advise others to arrive by 230pm at the latest.

The meals too were of a very high standard and excellent formal service. We were a little surprised to have two European style meals, but the quality was excellent. The bushman's omelette as a brunch was excellent too!

The viewing of the cheetahs, leopards and the rescue work was all very polished too, but again excelllent, and the guides were keen to please the guests, as were the rest of the very professional team. The tracking of a cheetah on foot was exciting, especially as it had a kill, and although it is easier to be successful, when the animals are tagged, it was stiil exciting and rewarding.

The rooms had some quality and thoughtful touches (wall hangings, ornaments etc) and were good, but not outstanding, compared to 2 other lodges we had stayed in.

Overall, highly recommended, used to high turnover and we hope they maintain the quality with the big planned developments and extensions

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The Harrier family from Switzerland
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great AfriCat experience at Okonjima Camp

Had fanastic time from start to finish. Could have stayed here for 2 days and done bush walk and other activities. Again did not enjoy forced sharing of table with hard to talk to strangers.

Guides were very friendly and knowledgeable and shared their enthusiasm for their work and AfriCat Foundation.

Loved being woken up by roaring lions at 4am.

Very comfortable home from home accommodation. A wonderful way to end our trip.

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Mr & Mrs. C - Lancashire
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

My favourite camp, the staff at this camp are simply the best, very friendly and extremely helpful.

The special photography trip to see Wahoo was excellent.

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The rhinos from Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 8-Apr-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay at Okonjima.

The climax to our holiday - very efficientloy run establishment. The staff were 100% - our guide Jacques gave us the best and most memorable two mornings of Leopard tracking that we could have possibly hoped for. Fabulous opportunity to see big cats at close quarters.

The food was delicous - perhaps the best quality of our stay. The freshly baked muffins at 6.00am were particularly good!

We were sad to leave.

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The black-winged stilts
Arrived on: 18-Mar-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

This was a nice stop en route back to Windhoek. The room was nice enough, a little dated, but clean and tidy. The food was very good but I thought that the cost of drinks was incredibly expensive compared with every other place we had stayed. I thought they had charged me for a bottle of wine rather than a glass.

It seems strange that all the lodges charge roughly the same prices for beer/wine etc and then this lodge really ups the prices - it was a bit of a shock. Service was excellent and the drive was very informative.

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The Baobabs from Kirk
Arrived on: 25-Feb-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

We were late arriving as we had explored the lovely little town of Tsumeb, but arrangements were made for us to join the evening activity, feeding some of the rescued cheetahs, which was unnatural and rather "stage managed" . Similarly viewing porcupines who get a bucket full of food every evening to attract them. Not really what we were looking for / expecting.

The following morning it was tracking tagged leopards in a vehicle, far more difficutl than one would imagine, with the guide so intent on actually finding a leopard there was hardly opportunity to learn about many of the other interesting animals and birds in the area. We do however realise that the big cats are the main attraction here and it was thrilling to eventually catch a glimpse of a leopard .

The camp area is very pleasant with inviting gardens and the food excellent. We enjoyed the informal relaxed atmosphere.

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Mr & Mrs J and Mr & Mrs L
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

This camp was a good way to start a holiday in Namibia - it was very friendly and relaxing. Radio tracking the leopard was good fun.

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Mr. L - Bristol
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Close encounters at Okonjima

What can one say about Okonjima? We found the whole experience wonderful. Although a lot of the animals were tagged because of the very nature of the place, we felt privileged to have close encounters with them. Our guide, Chris, (very recently engaged to be married) was absolutely fantastic and greatly added to our enjoyment of all the activities.

Food again excellent although the wine was a liittle expensive. Hospitality second to none. Every member of staff we came into contact with was cheerful and helpful.

All nine people on our table signed up to an animal sponsorship - a very worthwhile cause. We look forward to hearing about our orphan cheetah!

We enjoyed a helicopter ride which showed us the full extent of the property and we spied on some of the wildlife. We felt very sad to leave such a fabulous place.

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