Okonjima Bush Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Bush Camp

Excellent(97%) From 138 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 138 of our travellers who have visited Okonjima Bush Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr. & Mrs C - Berwick
Arrived on: 6-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cheetah magic

Our last stop of the trip and for two nights. First impressions were that it might all be quite contrived but not a bit of it. We encountered surprisingly few other vehicles on our drives (the guides actually communicate to try to avoid each other which is unlike many camps when finding a special animal). Yes many of the cats are collared but sightings don't seem at all artificial. The photographic opportunities with leopard and cheetah are absolutely unrivalled. Possibly the most magic moments of the whole trip were walking within 10 paces of the fastest mammal on the planet. The Africat Centre does a magnificent job rehabilitating and (sometimes) releasing big cats and you are missing the point if you don't make time to visit. The central area of the camp is more hotel-like than some but the chalets offer excellent accommodation with outdoor sitting room (overlooking a little watering hole and with seed to feed the birds). Vegetarian food again very disappointing.

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Ms O from Vancouver
Arrived on: 9-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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We were upgraded!

We arrived at Okonjima to find we'd been upgraded to the Villa. It was phenomenal. Two other guests joined us for dinner the first night and the next morning's activity. Aside from that we had the place to ourselves. It felt like a private house, but with a bunch of staff including a chef.

The activities were great too. Really enjoyed the cheetah tracking, especially because we were allowed to approach closely on foot. We did it twice. The first time we had to chase them down and had quite a long walk. The second time we found a pair quickly. These ones were kind enough to stay still and pose for us.

The Africat tour was very informative and provided another opportunity to get quite close to a leopard and cheetahs.

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Mr & Mrs B - East Yorkshire
Arrived on: 18-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Supremely enjoyable from every angle

There could be no better guide than Daniel

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Mr & Mrs C from Essex.
Arrived on: 22-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Arrived for lunch, poor welcome. Large, comfortable room No. 4 with separate siting & bird feeding area.

Charming guide Gideon took us on evening game drive. Saw Leopards before it rained. Good dinner for me as Sarah has upset stomach. the Lodge supplied her with Kaolin which helps settle her. Quiet day until evening game drive, seeing Wild Dogs, very interesting.

Lodge gave Sarah soup two nights running as she was still unwell.

More rain, visit the Africat Centre, worth a visit. Night hide visit after dinner, saw spotted Genet and Brown Hyena. Great.

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Mr M. from Shrewsbury
Arrived on: 10-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

By far and away the VERY best part off our trip (2700 kilometres) enjoyed every minute, excellent in every way, even the trips were half the price the others were charging and much better than Etosha, saw a great deal more and had two great nights their. The view and comfort of the rooms truly outstanding.

Recomened, don't miss it. Stayed in room No2

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I&C from UK
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mr & Mrs T - Hampshire
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

As always very relaxing,everyone very friendly,game drives expertly managed.

Excellent, will return

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Mr & Mrs K. from Hereford
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great activities at Okonjima Bush Camp

Excellent service and accommodation all round and the tours were exceptional.

We took an evening tour to see porcupines and honeybadgers, a sunrise tour to track cheetahs and a sunset tour to track leopards. Our guide Daniel was excellent.

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Mr & Mrs R - Hereford
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp is perfection

We kept the best to last, this was our fifth visit, and we are now getting to know the staff and the guides as well as the Africat team

The rooms were quite fabulous before but are even better now giving a separate sitting room with wide open windows overlooking the plane , The communal areas are very attractive with loads of sitting areas,

The guides are very knowledgable and apart from tracking the leopards and cheetahs, they spot any thing else that moves, and even showed us footprints and snake tracks.

James has an interest in cheetah anatomy and was able to spend some time talking to Tristan Boheme and his vet again at the Africat.education centre

The staff always make us so welcome, we really hope we can go again before long.

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Mrs V. from Grange-Over-Sands
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Guiding was superb.

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