Okonjima Plains Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Plains Camp

Excellent(95%) From 184 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 184 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 K - Channel Islands
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Always be patient

This is a well run commercial enterprise that endeavours to provide a real bush experience. It is well packaged and well run, the staff are excellent and the accommodation of the highest quality.

The game sightings are disappointing if you have spent a lot of time in the bush but you can never really get bored of seeing the large cats. I fear for the future as it is proposed to introduce lions in 2013 which will have a dramatic impact on cheetah tracking and possibly drive the leopards to more remote areas.

The main highlight was seeing a small pack (4) Wild Dogs make a kill but it took us 2 trips and 6 hours to find them, but was a unbelievable experience.

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Mr & Mrs R - Hereford
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Our forth visit , even better than expected.

We were surprised to be given an up-grade and initially a bit concerned as we really like the garden rooms at the Main camp, but really enjoyed the Bush Camp.

The standard of the Game drives is excellent, as is the knowledge of the guides.
The staff always friendly and efficient and food very good.
We are interested in the education and research aspect of Africat, we had a very informative talk with Tristan Boheme, one of the owners .
We found that our room was quite chilly at night time.

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Mr & Mrs K - Wisconsin
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

We were upgraded to the Bush camp.

Oh my goodness. The rondoval was stunning. The only problem was that we weren't there long enough to enjoy it. Meals were just superb. The excursions were fabulous.

I could have spent a week there. Wow!

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Mr J & Mrs C - West Sussex
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

Only stayed 1 night here but should have stayed longer.

The cheetah tracking was great fun with very professional guides. We would have liked to have done the Leopard tracking but our schedule did'nt allow us time in the morning. We stayed in a view room which was a nice experience.

Great staff and a shared table for evening meal with other guests was a pleasant finish for the last evening of the holiday.

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Mrs J and Family - Dunmow
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great safari at Okonjima

This was possibly the highlight of our trip. We loved the beautiful surroundings and the food was absolutely delicious. We had a great guide called Neil who drove us to within 10 feet of a leopard!! We also tracked three cheetah on foot and managed to see the very rare wild dogs. Everything was really well organised and you felt very well looked after. The night hide was also a great chance to see porcupine and honey badgers which you would rarely see normally.

Unfortunately my husband suffered a bad electric shock when he opened one of the perimeter gate as there was noone there to open the gate for us. There should be warning signs on the gates

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Dr & Mrs C - West Sussex
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great big-cat experience

When we booked this camp as our last stop on a 3-week circuit, we thought it might be the most commercialised and therefore perhaps less enjoyable. Were we wrong! Although the budget end of the Okonjima set-up, it was a beautiful setting and our large view-room with its picture window looking on to the veldt was perfect.

The included activities (cheetah tracking on foot, leopard tracking by vehicle) were extraordinary experiences, and our guides Jonas and Angela thoughtful and knowledgeable. And the night hide gave us wonderful views of elusive honey-badgers and porcupines, including a dramatic fight in which the badger came off worse!

Dinner, although a set menu with no choices, was excellent in all respects.

Okonjima was a perfect end to an amazing holiday

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The B Party - Hampshire
Arrived on: 23-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great trips at Okonjima

We were lucky enough to be given an upgrade to the Bush Camp.

Rooms comfortable, food excellent and yet again friendly, helpful staff.

We did the leopard hunt (leopard finally spotted just before it got dark) and the cheetah hunt on foot. Would recommend both but would advise doing the leopard hunt in the morning rather than afternoon if possible as it got dark too quickly (5.30pm).

Only suggestion would be for the staff to give you a written outline of the various trips on offer on arrival - this is much easier to take in than the spoken word.

Restaurant was cold in the evening - more gas needed for the patio heaters !

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Mr C & Mrs L - Kent
Arrived on: 18-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

A one night stop just the right distance for the afternoon flight from Windhoek.

We went leopard tracking and although we were excited to see a leopard I now have my doubts about vehicles following the animal with its radio collar. At least two vehicles were on its tail.

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Mr S & Mrs S - Washington
Arrived on: 29-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

The room was very nice and the meals were very good.

And while we were very happy to see a leopard and a cheetah it did seem contrived to use a tracking device to find them.

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Mr and Mrs P from London
Arrived on: 5-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

We all agreed that this was our favourite lodge. So friendly, beautifully decorated and the view rooms were wonderful. The way they were laid out giving a view over the landscape from the beds was just perfect.

Then we had the best time on both the cheetah tracking and the leopard tracking. Our guide Michael was so skilled and informative that it really added to our safari trips and we got to within metres of the cheetahs and followed a leopard.

Again the meals were delicious.

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