Okonjima Plains Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Plains Camp

Excellent(95%) From 246 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 246 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 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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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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