Okonjima Bush Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Bush Camp

Excellent(97%) From 143 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 143 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 and Mrs P. from Barcelona
Arrived on: 20-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

We enjoyed the Okonjima Bush Camp and their whole idea of saving the "cats".

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Mrs C from Southampton
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent Camp

Lovely location. Rooms were splendid although the point of a separate viewing lounge for each room seemed unnecessary. It meant going outside to make a hot drink! It was fun to have your own private water hole.

Our guide (Rohan) was exceptionally good but we found the manager (Angel) a bit condescending. Our initial greeting from another member of staff was not very professional as he seemed confused as to why there were only three of us. He stumbled over the names and made us all feel a bit uncomfortable.

The drives were fantastic. Rohan made them an experience we will never forget, especially our walks - tracking Cheetah, Wild Dogs and Spotted Hyena. The food was excellent.

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Mrs S. from Richmond
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great Guiding from Rohan

our guide Rohan, was delightful and so obviously passionate about the animals on the reserve. He displayed a great deal of knowledge and took great care to ensure that we were enjoying our experience.

Our greeting on arrival didn't meet expectations, we had to wait for someone to check us in and they still had my husband's name on the room list, something that the staff in every other Lodge had been extremely careful about.

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Mr &Mrs P. from Staffordshire.
Arrived on: 27-May-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A truly stunning place to visit.

This was to be our last destination, and it surpassed every other lodge we had stayed at. The location is stunning, the quality of the staff excellent, the lodge we stayed in was marvellous, very spacious with views you have to experience to believe.

We did some Leopard, Hyena, and Cheteeh tracking with our guide Daniel, and these were really unforgettable experiences,made even more interesting with our guide.

The whole 3 days were really marvellous, I would recommend this site to everyone. For some reason we were given the honeymoon suite, and gave us the opportunity to experience the local game at close range.

The only minor draw back was the limited evening menu. Always meat, But every other aspect of the stay at Okonjima was truly stunning.

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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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