Okonjima Plains Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Plains Camp

Excellent(95%) From 222 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 222 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.
Piotr & Glen from London
Arrived on: 3-Dec-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful place to end our holiday in Namibia

What a wonderful camp to finish our memorable trip! We absolutely loved it - the room - even though called Standard - was excellent, the massive lapa brilliant for relaxing and for food, the activities and getting to know the work of AfriCat were all outstanding.

We really enjoyed the drives, and by far the highlights of the stay at this camp was the quality of the food at dinners, the acknowledgement of our honeymoon, and - most importantly - the friendliness of all the staff. We had a wonderful guide, Ims, helped by Opari, who were both extremelly funny and friendly, open-minded and helpful, and Ims particularly knowledgeable for a guide who is only 21 years old. And of course the staff at the Camp - led by Tobias, Angel and all their other colleagues, particularly Dennis, who looked after so well in terms of drinks from the bar. Absolutely fantastic time and we felt it was definitely worth spending two days before flying back there.

We will certainly consider staying at this camp again, and will be following the work of AfriCat, as we have made a donation to the NGO already.

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Mr and Mrs A from Surrey
Arrived on: 26-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

We had a lovely stay at Okonjima. The room was delightful with an uninterrupted view over the plains.

The staff were very good and helpful, the guide was excellent and found 5 cheetahs and one leopard, as well as plenty of other wildlife.

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Mr & Mrs T - Hampshire
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

We did not stay at Plains Camp but did have a quick look. Style is different to the African style of Bush Camp but would be comfortable.

We will probably continue to ask for Bush Camp

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Mr & Mrs. B - London
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

A well-run, ethical Camp where the opportunities of seeing cheetah and leopard (etc.) is near-guaranteed, given that the rescued ones have emitting collars.

Overall, an excellent experience.

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Mr and Mrs W from Hampshire
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bush camp - a special place

Fabulous rooms - although booked at Plains Camp, we were upgraded on arrival to Bush Camp.

Unfortunately it was not made clear to us on arrival that each activity was to be paid for as our "itinerary" (afternoon drive, optional night hide/drive, morning drive and afternoon drive), so we ended up paying a little more for the activities than we had intended.

The lodge is focused around the drives, and allows you to get very close to leopard, cheetah, wild dog and hyena - all of which were fabulous. We also saw the elusive pangolin.

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Mr C & Mrs L with friends - birthday in Namibia
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

An interesting place to stay with good activities to see Leopard and Cheetahs.

Slightly more commercial orientated than some of the private lodges but we enjoyed our stay.

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Mr and Mrs H from Chesterfield
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

Amazing place - loved it! Basic chalet was fantastic - huge room (not overlooked) had full wall windows and views over the savanna.

Wildlife, notably warthog families, regularly trooped past the front door. The 'barn', the main building is a design masterpiece of light, space and artwork and the pool, though rarely used, is equally good. Service was good, staff friendly and the food was excellent.

The radio tracking was extremely well organised and very enjoyable and we did both the cheetah tracking (on our arrival) and leopard tracking (early the next morning). The guides were excellent and knowledgeable. Both activities resulted in wonderful photos.

The onsite shop is also worth checking out with prices lower that those found elsewhere.

Would go back tomorrow!

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Mr and Mrs D from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

This can not fail to be a highlight of anyone's visit to Namibia. Okonjima is the location of Afri-Cat, an organisation whose aim is both to rescue big cats, but also to educate the population of Namibia about how to co-exist with big cats. Orphaned and injured leopards and cheetahs have been released into a vast area of land owned by Okonjima.

Staying here is an opportunity to go out tracking leopard and cheetah with one of the resident guides in one of their vehicles, or even at times on foot. The animals have radio collars which help in tracking them down, but it is still far from straightforward, as the areas in which they can travel are just so large. There are probably few places where the opportunities for seeing leopard and cheetah in the wild are as good as this.

The accommodation is outstanding, with each lodge having its own picture window and terrace overlooking the bush, and animals such as wart hogs and springbok coming right up to the terrace. Food and service are also exceptional.

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Ms B - S and Mr A - S from Switzerland
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

A must do for all big cat lovers!

Wonderful place, amazing views, and the very best activities - leopard and cheetah tracking are the highlights. Great, spacious lounge with an amazing view on Okonjima Plains.

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Mr and Mrs W Devon
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

Felt the restaurant was like a food hall impersonal, tables like a cafeteria, shame.

The work carried out is excellent, however, felt uncomfortable with the drives, dial an animal and follow it.

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