Okonjima Plains Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Plains Camp

Excellent(95%) From 179 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 179 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.
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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Dr F & Mrs A - Golden wedding anniversary
Arrived on: 23-Feb-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Return to Okonjima

Lovely though main camp is I prefer their (more expensive) Bush Camp. It was lovely to see the leopards and cheetahs and this is probably the most reliable way of doing so.

It is also a more acceptable way of allowing lots of people to see them as I find the idea of several vehicles chasing after stalking predators abhorrent and at least we know that these beautiful animals will be cared for if necessary.

At the same time the idea of educating people about the dreadful treatment we mete out to these animals is laudable. They do a good job here.

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Mr M & Mrs P - Hampshire
Arrived on: 23-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

We were upgraded to the Bush Camp because they were refurbishing the main camp which was rather nice! The food at this lodge was superb, cooked with a delicate touch. The staff were friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our two game drives, especially the drive tracking the leopard in the late afternoon after a deluge of rain!

We thought the wine was very expensive and the game drives quite pricey although we accept that some of the money is used in their fine efforts in conservancy, which are highly laudable.

A very happy experience and we met and chatted to our fellow guests in a very convivial atmosphere.

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Dave
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

A great all inclusive camp.

Wonderful wildlife tracking.

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Mr D & Mrs S - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic experience.

What a place and the perfect ending to our trip. We were upgraded to Bush Camp as the main camp was full. It was wonderful.

Our chalet was super and there was bird seed to feed the birds (and a hungry warthog!). We tracked cheetah on foot and leopard from the safari vehicle. No opportunity to drive yourselves around but we didn't want this as we hoped to see cheetah and leopard and did just that we the help of the guides.

The staff prepared our dinner table with a crad from them all wishing us Happy Anniversary and included a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine.
This was a wonderful stay and we can't praise it enough.

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Ms H & Mr L - Wales
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Main Camp review

We had a view room, which was spacious and possessed a veranda. We did cheetah and leopard tracking: both excellent as well as the bushman trail, which is also recommended.

Only negative point was that at meal times we had no opportunity to eat as a couple as we were seated with others on a large table.

Don't miss afternoon tea and cake: not for dieters.

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