Reviews of Okonjima Bush Camp
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Awesome camp, with great food!
Excellent huts, should have spent 2 nights there if we had known better.
Okonjima Bush Camp review
As much as I loved Onguma, our accommodation at Okonjima was out of this world - we had a separate open air living room and in our bedroom the windows opened right out and we were within inches of visiting warthogs and guinea fowl - at night you could lie in bed and watch various animals wander past - the room was so well equipped with everything thought of, it was heaven and I wish we'd stayed here longer.
We had lunch and breakfast here which were fantastic, however, I skipped dinner as I was ill, but they very considerately sent my dinner to my room. The staff were very attentive and friendly and there is a well stocked gift shop.
There's plenty of activities on offer here, but a major highlight was the leopard tracking and sundowner drive - we were incredibly fortunate in that we saw two leopards, one very closely with her cub - even our guide said he'd only seen one of these leopards twice in four years so he was also over the moon.
Okonjima, a must!
Special visit and a memorable end to our three weeks. Fantastic staff andwarmest of welcomes. This place sets out to be good and achieves this in spades.
Angel the Manager was excellent and runs a tight ship with everything done to perfection. Attention to detail justifies its success. Helia his assistant must be mentioned too.
Game drives to see Leopards and Cheetahs fantastic and Previous, our Zimbabwean guide, a fund of knowledge about every aspect of the work of this big cat sanctuary.
The early morning walk to see the cheetahs hunting was a fantastic privilege.
Lovely people and lovely place with fantastic accommodation. A must go-to place.
Okonjima Bush Camp is amazing!
We are very pleased that Expert Africa recommended this to us. We had 2 wonderful days here. The thatched chalets are absolutely fabulous with a separate lounge chalet to relax and enjoy the birds and animals coming to drink at the little pool right outside. The food here was the best we have had in all the camps we have visited. The staff were all really nice and welcoming.
Our guide Daniel was excellent. He and the trackers did a great job finding a big male leopard called Nkozi, 2 pairs of cheetah and a pair of African Wild dog for us to track and watch.
On our evening visit to the hide we saw a family of porcupine, a honey badger and a brown hyena!
It was a bit unclear what activities were included and which were extras. We opted for a night drive on our last evening which we thought was included, but found out later was extra. Not a big problem but the paperwork we had in advance wasn't clear about this.
The stars here are amazing too.
The camp is in huge fenced area where you can walk on your own without the risk of meeting a predator. We were therefore able to walk the Dik Dik trail on our own to watch birds It was good to be out of the vehicle and stretch the legs! On our walk we saw black wildebeest.
Okonjima Bush Camp review
Great place - we stayed at the Bush Camp as our first option was not available but were very pleased with the chalet. It was two little chalets, very private - one with a bed and the other with minbar and sofas to look out to the great views. A small waterhole where warthogs were regulars! The service was brilliant, everything was very well organised, very friendly staff and they really made you feel special. Even though I had challenging dietary requirements they were very accommodating - the food was excellent!
We did the Leopard trek in the evening and the early morning Cheetah trek with our guide Jonas who was brilliant. Both activities were great and were very lucky to see two wild dogs and a cheetah involved in a kudu kill on the morning walking trail. We were allowed to stay for as long as we wanted and not rushed back - they just worked around us, having breakfast laid on later and also letting us check out late - all staff seemed to work in sync.
Overall great place which is made special with the exceptional staff and service.
Another wonderful place!
We adored Okonjima. The boys especially enjoyed it. We got really close to the animals and were especially thrilled to see leopards close up.
The boys' highlight were the wild dogs. We enjoyed being able to walk near the cheetahs.
Our guide was Daniel who was gorgeous. We also liked Jason and Angel
Our rooms were stunning and to have a day room was unexpected and very special.
We didn't think we could better our visit here 2 years ago. How wrong we were. From the moment we were upgraded to Bush Camp this became a very, very special place for us. Our guide Richard was truly excellent and he took us to parts of Okonjima we hadn't seen before. Food was very good and activities awesome.
Saw Shanti twice, a leopard my wife had sponsored 2 years ago, as well as seeing a rare pangolin. A great way to start our Namibia trip.
Okonjima Bush Camp review
We enjoyed the Okonjima Bush Camp and their whole idea of saving the "cats".Read more about the whole safari
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.
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.