Okonjima Plains Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Plains Camp

Excellent(95%) From 185 travellers
Excellent
148
Good
31
Average
3
Poor
3
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 185 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 and Mrs P from London
Arrived on: 5-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

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.

Read more about the whole safari
Dr F & Mrs A - Golden wedding anniversary
Arrived on: 23-Feb-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

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.

Read more about the whole safari
Mr M & Mrs P - Hampshire
Arrived on: 23-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

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.

Read more about the whole safari
Dave
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Okonjima Main Camp review

A great all inclusive camp.

Wonderful wildlife tracking.

Read more about the whole safari
Mr D & Mrs S - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

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.

Read more about the whole safari
Ms H & Mr L - Wales
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

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.

Read more about the whole safari
Ms C & Mr B - Inverness
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Okonjima Bush Camp Review

Must confess to being mysteriously up-graded to Bush Camp - Honeymoon Suite too. Wow!

Extremely comfortable, huge room. Very reluctant to leave. Outstandingly good food, staff, everything. Providing bird food outside room was a nice touch.

Very close encounters with leopards, cheetah and wild dogs. Stunning. Loved the owners commitment to the cause.

Faultless. Highlight of our trip. Not to be missed.

Read more about the whole safari
Dr G & Mrs Y - Walton on Thames
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

This was luxury at all levels

We came here for the birding, but the game drive activities were excellent and different from other lodges.

The food here is excellent.

Read more about the whole safari
Dr D & Mrs V - Nottingham
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Okonjima Main Camp review

Our return visit here lived up to expectations. (Enhanced by being upgraded!)

Read more about the whole safari
Mr & Mrs N - Devon
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Okonjima Main Camp review

We had not realised that lunch was included on the day of arrival so when we arrived at 1.30 we were presented with lunch at 2.30, followed by tea at 3.30, before going out cheetah spotting at 4pm! If we had realised we could have easily arrived earlier..

The two activities were very well organised and our guide was superb. We were upgraded to a View Room, which was beautiful but unfortunately we had very little time to sit and enjoy it.

The food and service were excellent.

Read more about the whole safari