Okonjima Plains Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Plains Camp

Excellent(95%) From 260 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 260 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.
Ms J. from
Arrived on: 15-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

We found all the staff to be extremely friendly at Okonjima.

We loved learning about the cheetahs and leopards.

The rooms had a superb view out across the bush and we had the opportunity to go on our own self guided walks, which is nice.

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Family L - London
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

The largest camp we stayed in and it felt a lot more commercial - saying that we had a great stay and really enjoyed it - it just felt more impersonal than the other lodges.
We were upgraded to view rooms which was nice. The pool was lovely. Food could have been better - it was the only place where portions were quite small.

Our guide was fantastic - very good at spotting the little things (e.g. owls). We went on a game drive and saw a cheetah (allowed to do the last 15m on foot despite us having children) and a leopard up really close. Both were collared, but wonderful to see them so up close.

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D & D from Cork
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic cheetah and leopard sightings

This was a wonderful experience. The accommodation was outstanding - very spacious room with large windows for viewing passing kudu and oryx. The main restaurant/bar/lounge area was exceptionally well laid out with lovely areas for relaxing both indoors and out. The food was very good - especially the breakfast. The staff were attentive and friendly.

We went on both the leopard and cheetah tracking trips with our guide Gideon. On these trips we were lucky enough to come up close to a leopard and cheetahs. Walking near the cheetahs was a special experience. Our guide was able to explain all about the animal conservation efforts being made and it made for a fascinating insight into the local area.

Overall this was an extremely enjoyable stay. The gift shop was good too!

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Mr and Mrs P from Hampshire
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

excellent in all aspects except room lacked air con which in the the dry season & 40C made sleep almost impossible
the game drives were excellent as was the food & the main accomodation

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Mr R and Mrs N - Northern Ireland
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great choice at Plains Camp

The 23km drive from the main road was worth it. The reception at The Barn with its space, its vista and friendly, professional staff was impressive. The Standard Room was really well appointed with private, covered parking.

Activities are well-organised and the idea of being allocated a guide for your whole stay is very good. It is easy to plan the days with main activities at 06:30 and 16:00 each day. Only staying two nights we were able to pack in 3 activities during which we saw leopard, cheetah and wild dogs in addition to a rich variety of other fauna.

The staff are very flexible and were able to change seating quickly when three couples returning from a game drive wished to eat at a table for six. The food is of good quality.

The only regret was not squeezing in the Africat visit between main activities.

This is one Lodge which will inspire.

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Mr S & Ms H - Dublin
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very wel run and informative centre

An excellent end to our trip around Namibia. The whole facility is very well set up and run, relaxing, informative and enjoyable.

The Standard rooms are nicely decorated in a simple way and have two large beds with views out across the plain. Meals are served in a large building. The set 3 course dinners were good - game each night. The first night's meal was significantly better than the second. All staff were keen to ensure the visit was good. Tables were allocated for dinner, but we asked to combine tables with others we met on the game drives and were accomodated immediately.

We took three drives out seeing leopard, cheetah and wild dogs, as well as loads of antelope and giraffe. The guide, Immanuel, was excellent and made an effort to ensure we saw as much as we could during our stay. We were nervous that the viewing would be affected by the way they collar the cats and track them but in practice it didn't affect the experience as the cats are roaming wild and the tracking doesn't 100% identify the location of the animals and the animals might be in areas the vehicles can't reach.

The clinic/centre is also worth a visit to understand the work AfriCat does.

We hung around on our final day as it was such a comfortable place torelax before heading on to Windhoek.

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Mr R M - Nam trip with daughter
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

This is a very nice camp which is quite large and different from the others in which we stayed.

The service is not excellent but the rooms are nice and the food is good.

The activities are well planned and enjoyable.

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Ms M. from dublin 22
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Amazing experience

We decided to spend 2 nights here instead of the one on the draft programme and we were so glad we did, such an experience! We had heard that the accommodation was of lesser quality to some other locations but we were delighted with ours. We stayed in S7, we had a great view of game rambling around, the room fitted in with the surroundings, was large, the bathroom was particularly well decorated. There was a fridge and staff filled a jug with water for us every day. We even had an owl visit us on the last night.

The staff were all friendly, the food was good particularly the afternoon tea!

We took part in the cheetah and leopard tracking - it was a great privilege to get so close to the cheetah and to learn about the work of Africat in preparing these beautiful animals for release into the wild. Our hunt for leopard illustrated the difficulty Africat have in monitoring these animals. Our guide Mike was informative and very experienced.
I also took the tour of the Africat foundation and got to see Leewa the leopard up close - such a beautiful animal. I really enjoyed the trip with Martin and learned so much about the difficulties caused by the local communities living in close proximity to cheetah and leopard.

Overall an amazing experience not to be missed

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Mr and Mrs G - Herts
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

Bit of a surprise. Thought it might more like a zoo, but a true wild reserve. Good drive to find collared cheetahs

Good large comfortable room, with good pool associated with a small cluster of rooms. Restaurant very functional but food OK.

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Mr T and Mrs H - Namibia in 14 days
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima, unmissable!

This was a great place to finish holiday, we were upgraded to The Bush Camp which was fabulous and strongly recommended .
The food and service just excellent
WE had a great guide who made sure we saw the leopards and cheetahs. We would have been very happy to stay another night and just relax at the lodge.

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