Okonjima Plains Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Plains Camp

Excellent(95%) From 243 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 243 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.
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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Mr and Mrs R from Newport
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A fantastic, contemporary lodge

This was our favorite all round lodge. Plains Camp only opened in July 2014 and is a beautifully designed, contemporary lodge set in a wonderful plains location. The service was excellent and we enjoyed the best food of our trip by some margin. The bush drives were very reasonably priced so we spent many hours being driven through the spectacular scenery tracking Leopards and Cheetah listening to our extremely knowledgeable guide.

Drinking a G and T watching the sun going down on a Namibian plain - it really doesn't get much better than that!

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Mrs J & Mr B - Northern and Coastal Namibia
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

Fantastic cannot fault it here.

We loved tracking cheetah with Precious who was so knowledgeable and passionate about the foundation. Would loved to have stayed another night, we only spent two another day with Precious would have been good. Fantastic large room with an unbelievable view from the large window.

The food on the second night was poor and I think a number of people mentioned this and hopefully they fed back to the chef but all other food was fine and breakfast cooked out doors was great.

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The H family from Sweden
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great guides

Large scale but very nice bungalows with beautiful views.

Very attentive service at reception, and the guides really made an effort to track both leopards and cheetas. And were successful.

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Mrs & Mr S - Kent
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

We had a great stay and enjoyed our time immensely.

Had an excellent guide, Previous, for all our activities. Saw lots of leopards, and cheetahs as well as other wildlife.

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Expert Africa comments

Okonjima Plains Camp responded: Previous warmly spoke about you and he enjoyed his time with you as much as it appears you did with him. Thank you for visiting us.

Ms R & Mrs A - Namibia trip August
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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First stop Okonjima Plains Camp

After leaving Windhoek, our first stop was Okonjima Plains Camp where we spent two nights. We were bowled over by the place, the staff, the food, the activities and everything that we were privileged to see there.

Walking into the reception area, we were greeted immediately and warmly. A glass of iced tea was handed to us. What a welcome! The way in which we were received made us feel they had been waiting for us to arrive! That shows a very high degree of thought and professionalism. And the level of service continued in that warm and welcoming vein throughout our stay.

We were amazed by the view from our room, such a wide expanse with lots of animals wandering past. This was our first experience of a 'camp' and we loved it. Sitting outside on the verandah was a treat.

Our guide on activities was Jerimiah. He was excellent. He was very informative about Okonjima itself, the work they do and why they do it, the animals, birds, vegetation. He was tireless in his efforts to make sure that we tracked the animals that we wished to see and in all cases was successful in finding them.

We were enchanted by Okinjima and felt that we were part of a big happy family whilst we were there.

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Miss H. from London
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Unexpectedly Fantastic

We were unsure about whether to book Okonjima as we thought it would be too much of a constructed safari experience however on the advice of Martha at Expert Africa, we booked two nights here and were so glad we did.

Our guide Peter (Igwe) was extremely knowledgable about the park, somehow finding his way back to our car after tracking a Cheetah on foot for 30 minutes. We stayed in the most basic of the rooms at Okonjima Plains Camp and were still blown away by the standard of accommodation, which has stunning views of the plains from the double beds that face the huge windows. The communal area was really well laid out, the food delicious and staff friendly.

The cheetah trekking was amazing, a real adrenaline rush and the leopard trekking incredible. We saw all sorts of wildlife along the way and even a huge male uncollared leopard on our second day out, which was a great photo opportunity! We did three excursions and saw everything we wanted to, thanks to our expert guide, Peter.

Overall a great start to the holiday and a highlight. A good preparation for Etosha - also nice to be driven around in an open top vehicle compared to driving ourselves around in the 2WD. A MUST do.

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Mr J & Mrs S - Namibia fly-drive
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

As a place to stay it has a rather impersonal feel - more like a hotel than a camp which we thought reflected the large scale of its operations (particular looking at the number of vehicles lined up for the afternoon drive).

The rooms are large and have nice picture windows but the concrete floors and walls give them a functional appearance. Staff are friendly and helpful.

Cheetah and leopard tracking though were tremendous experiences - worth staying two nights to ensure you have time to do both.

We also enjoyed visiting the Africat day centre and of all the guides we had in Namibia, Martin worked hardest to show us as much as possible in the time we had.

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Dr M. from Rickmansworth
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Amazing Africat at Okinjima

There is one big reason to visit Okonjima: Africat.

At Plains Camp no activities are included. However there are many things you don't want to miss such as leopard tracking, cheetah tracking, visiting the Africat Centre and possible a night drive. On the grounds that we were unlikely to ever visit again we did all of this and this added a substantial amount to our bill but it was worth it. Children aged 16 and under are charged at a reduced rate. The trips are amazing and should not be missed. Our guide was excellent and highly informative. The landscape is stunning.

Plains Camp is has a highly modern main building, food is served amongst wood burning stoves and is delicious although not it is not always made clear what you are being served. The staff are all extremely friendly and good fun. Highly recommended.

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Mr J & Mrs L
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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An excellent camp

One day was not enough to do justice to this amazing place.

The hospitality was extremely good and the food was very well presented. The view room was very well equipped and had stunning views from the picture windows.

Would recommend the game-drives, this must be one of the only places in Namibia where there are high probabilities of seeing leopard, cheetah and wild dogs.

The educational work carried out by the Foundation is to be commended

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